Legends of Tomorrow has truly embraced its campy, crazy side without losing its heart, and season 3 was filled with some of the most over-the-top moments in the series. We pick our top 10 ridiculous moments from the season.
More than the other show in the Arrowverse, Legends of Tomorrow has embraced its comic book nature over the last couple of seasons. After season 2’s confrontation with the Legion of Doom, season 3 was full of upheaval, from the crew aboard the Waverider to the introduction of more fantastical elements like magic and demons.
And while the very human dynamics between the lovable misfits who sometimes screw things up for the better have kept the show grounded, season 3 ramped up its kookiness.
To celebrate the conclusion of the season, we run down our ten favorite crazy moments in chronological order.
A baby Dominator makes federal agents perform a musical number
In episode 3×04 “Phone Home,” a young Ray befriends a baby Dominator, naming him Gumball, and the adorable pair watches Singin’ in the Rain together. Later, when Gumball is kidnapped by federal agents to experiment on, young Ray teams up with the Legends to rescue his friend.
And to protect his rescuers from the federal agents, Gumball uses his psychic abilities to force the agents to perform a rendition of the musical number “Good Morning” from the film.
Damien Darhk slaughters Time Bureau agents to ‘Return of the Mack’
When Damien Darhk is resurrected by his daughter, Nora, in episode 3×05 “Return of the Mack,” he is greeted by Time Bureau agents, led by Rip. The agents have no chance, however, as Damien, holding a drink in one hand and wielding magic with another, slaughters the agents without breaking a sweat as “Return of the Mack” plays in the background. The choreography of the fight scene even matches up with the music.
The Legends take Helen of Troy to Themyscira
In episode 3×06 “Helen Hunt,” Helen of Troy finds herself on 1930s Hollywood. She immediately becomes a star. The Legends intend to return her to her time, but Helen doesn’t want to return to being little more than a bargaining chip for the men around her.
Zari finds a loophole in the rules of time travel to instead take Helen to Themyscira, home of Wonder Woman and the Amazons. Helen returns in the season finale as a trained warrior capable of kicking some serious butt.
The Vikings worship a Furby knockoff
In episode 3×09 “Beebo, the God of War,” a young Martin Stein, in the middle of trying to buy a Beebo doll (the Arrowverse’s version of Furby) for Hanukkah, is pulled into the past and captured by Vikings.
When the Legends arrive on the scene, they discover Leif Erikson and his sister, Freydís, worshipping the talking blue toy as Freydís uses it as an excuse for her warlike tendencies.
Zari learns too much about the Legends in a time loop
Gideon places Zari in a time loop to force her to connect with the other Legends in episode 3×11 “Here I Go Again.” During this time, Zari goes through a hilarious montage where she does pretty much whatever she wants with no consequences since the ship always explodes at the end.
In the process, she learns more than she ever could have hoped to about her fellow Legends as well as providing some serious humor for the audience.
A real life married couple plays enemies playing a married couple
Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer, and Courtney Ford, who plays Nora Darhk, are a married couple in real life. It’s silly enough that Legends has a real life married couple playing enemies, but the episode 3×13 “No Country for Old Dads,” besides featuring a hilarious wig that echoes No Country for Old Men, features Ray and Nora pretending to be a married couple to make it through a checkpoint in West Germany.
Gorilla Grodd tries to kill a young Barack Obama
Episode 3×17 “Guest Starring John Noble” is full of ridiculous moments. When featuring a young Barry Obama, the show doesn’t miss the opportunity to make a birth certificate joke (“Well, Barack is what it says on my birth certificate.” “Yeah, you might want to hold onto that”) or poke fun at The Flash (“Run, Barry, run”).
And later, Sara gets advice from the future president.
Ray visits John Noble on the set of The Lord of the Rings films
In a hilariously meta plot, also in “Guest Starring John Noble,” Ray visits John Noble — who voices the season’s Big Bad Mallus — on the set of the Lord of the Rings, where he is filming as Denethor, because his voice sounds very similar to Mallus’s and they want to trick Nora using Mallus’s voice.
The Legends face an army of Romans, Vikings and pirates
In the season finale, “The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly,” the Legends hide out from the freed Mallus in the Wild West. However, the demon sends Julius Caesar, Blackbeard and Freydís — and their respective armies — after the Legends to retrieve the totems. This leads to a fight between the Legends and their allies against Romans, pirates and Vikings.
The Legends use the totems to join forces and create a giant Beebo
To defeat Mallus in “The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly,” the Legends must unite the six totems and create a warrior of pure goodness. Being told to imagine a being of pure goodness brings Nate’s mind immediately to Beebo; since the totems link the thoughts of all six totem-bearers, the other Legends start thinking of Beebo as well. And they combine to form a giant version of the furry blue toy.
The kicker? Beebo defeats Mallus by body-slamming him with cuddles and exploding into a giant blue heart.
Bonus: Dahd jokes
Let us never forget Damien Darhk making a Dad joke and cracking himself up.