'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 12: If you thought Sara and Dion played beer pong wrong, think again

Some fans were a bit confused to see the party god and the captain of the Waverider playing beer pong with actual ping pong paddles but as it turns out, that's actually a real thing


                            'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 12: If you thought Sara and Dion played beer pong wrong, think again
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Spoilers for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 12 'Freaks and Greeks'

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 continues its wild ride through genres in Episode 12 'Freaks and Greeks' with a college comedy along the lines of 'Animal House' and 'Van Wilder'.

The epic episode sees the team go up against the god of parties and drunkenness Dionysus (played by guest star Drew Ray Tanner) for a chance to drink from a magical cup that grants immortality for a day.

In the episode, it all comes down to a game of beer pong (because what's a college comedy without beer pong) between Dionysus and Sara Lance / White Canary (Caity Lotz).

Some fans were a bit confused to see the party god and the captain of the Waverider playing beer pong with actual ping pong paddles but as it turns out, that's actually a real thing.

Dartmouth-style beer pong is actually played with ping pong paddles that have their handles broken off. So for everyone who thought the show did beer pong wrong, you can rest easy now. 

Interestingly enough, Dartmouth College is widely regarded as the birthplace of beer pong so, in a way, this is the original way the game was meant to be played.

The gameplay is pretty much the same, though, as the episode illustrates, if you're a blind time-traveling assassin with the power to see the future, victory is pretty much assured.

Of course, Sara did train as an assassin under Ra's al Ghul (Matthew Nable) and spend her youth partying it up with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) so chances are she probably could have won even without her latent superpowers.

In any case, the Legends have won their immortality in the time-honored contest of champions known as beer pong and now all of them except Zari (Tala Ashe) are immortal for the next 24 hours.

Unfortunately for the team, it looks like they're not going to get to enjoy that immortality for long because the next episode will see them stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The Legends really can't catch a break, can they?

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET on The CW.

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