You think The Vampire DiariesDamon Salvatore’s sexy, rumbling drawl comes without work? Well, think again! Ian Somerhalder (Damon) just posted a Throwback Thursday pic of himself in the sound studio, filling in some Damon dialogue. And, boy, does he make it look good.

“#throwbackthursdays in the studio trying to make Damon Salvatore sound decent....” Ian captioned an Instagram photo of himself in the studio. In the snapshot, he is leaning back against some sort of pillowed, upright chair with a smirk on his face in a look we like to call “comfy sexy.” Judging by the headphones, the microphone, and what are probably script pages on the stand in front of him, we’re guessing Ian was doing some additional dialogue recording (also known as ADR) for TVD.

We support the re-posting of this picture because it’s important that we not miss a word of Damon’s trademark wit. Whether he’s foolishly insulting the latest Big Bad or making a quip to snarkily tell Stefan that he loves him (because he can’t just come out and say it), we need to hear it. And, in honor of Ian’s own Throwback Thursday pic, here’s a throwback link to some of our favorite Damon-isms of the first season. Enjoy!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, followed by a new episode of Reign.

Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.