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    "Child's Play" is the seventh episode of the first season of The Flash, and the seventh episode overall. It aired on November 15, 1990.



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    A reporter is killed as he's researching a drug story. Barry tries to help two homeless kids.

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    • Barry refers to a journalistic "Arkham exposé". Arkham, of course, refers to Arkham Asylum, the facility later featured in many Batman films. However, this episode aired before Arkham appeared or received mention in any of the Batman TV shows or films, thus the first TV or movie reference to Arkham was in a Flash TV show, not a Batman related adaptation.
    • When Barry is walking Earl by a theater, they are showing Showing Batman (1989). A film Danny Elfman also wrote the score.
      • It also shows the Superman film (1978).
    • Rock star Alice Cooper was approached to play Lesko but declined because of the drug-related plot.
    • The title of the episode is called Child's Play. Ironically, Perrey Reeves, who plays the girlfriend of the main antagonist, also played the role of Andy Barclay's love interest Desilva in Child's Play 3.

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    The Flash
    Season 1

    Pilot Out of Control Watching the Detectives Honor Among Thieves Double Vision Sins of the Father Child's Play Shroud of Death Ghost in the Machine Sight Unseen Beat the Clock The Trickster Tina, Is That You? Be My Baby Fast Forward Deadly Nightshade Captain Cold Twin Streaks Done with Mirrors Good Night, Central City Alpha The Trial of the Trickster

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