The Best and Funniest Twitter Reactions to The Wiz Live!
Well, we all came with our claws sharpened and our pitchforks at the ready. And could you blame us? After the musical dumpster fires that were The Sound of Music Live and Peter Pan Live, the social-media judging committee was on high alert for The Wiz Live!, NBC's latest attempt to bring some sort of cultah to the masses. But instead of sucking like a twister, the damn thing dropped a house on the haters and delivered a delightful television experience many of us needed after a week of grim real-life events.
That's not to say we didn't see some snark online. It was just way more good-natured and goofy than usual, which actually made it more fun to ease on down the road with Dorothy (Shanice Williams) and company.
There were callbacks to NBC's bleaker musical past...
Dorothy's scarf came directly from the set of NBC's SMASH. #TheWiz
— Lane Williamson (@lanewilliamson) December 4, 2015
There were feelings about the interpretive twister...
Suddenly, I have the urge to be a Cirque du Soleil storm chaser.. #TheWizLive
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) December 4, 2015
I hate when there's a tornado of dancing Groots. #TheWiz
— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) December 4, 2015
There were Gleeks in the crowd...
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) December 4, 2015
— MTV Celebrity (@mtvceleb) December 4, 2015
I'm syncing #TheWiz up to Dark Side Of The Moon. Nothing so far.
— RJ City (@RJCity1) December 4, 2015
And, of course, power gays...
— Tom + Lorenzo® (@tomandlorenzo) December 4, 2015
Do NOT bring Mary J no bad news!!!!!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 4, 2015
Some had their feathers ruffled by the Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley) and his foes...
Them birds just Nae-Nae'd #TheWizLive
— Jillian (@jillianbowe) December 4, 2015
When Dorothy questions the talking Scarecrow but not the talking crows #TheWiz
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) December 4, 2015
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) December 4, 2015
Some were inspired...
Overheard while watching #TheWizLive: "I'm going to be a slutty poppy for Halloween next year."
— Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) December 4, 2015
While there were those who simply worried about Dorothy's missing mutt...
— Jerry Portwood (@jerryportwood) December 4, 2015
Weird choice to replace Toto with that little gray peacock in the lower left corner #TheWiz
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) December 4, 2015
Some came to cheer...
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 4, 2015
Some to sneer...
of course Ne-Yo gets the song about lubricating #thewiz
— Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) December 4, 2015
And others came for the wrong show entirely...
Which one is Alexander Hamilton
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 4, 2015
Still, people just seemed to be into the production...
Admit it. Hate-watching has nothing on this. #TheWizLive
— Ellen Gray (@elgray) December 4, 2015
Even if those Apple ads left some playing producer...
Can we add Taraji and Kerry for an iTunes dance party? #TheWizLive
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) December 4, 2015
And because this was Twitter, there had to be some social commentary...
— BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) December 4, 2015
The Wiz and Dorothy: Immigrants. They get the job done.
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) December 4, 2015
All these black folks from Nebraska. The magic of fiction. #TheWizLive
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) December 4, 2015
And hard truths about Dorothy's path of destruction...
Dorothy is starting to get real cocky about killing that witch. It was an accident Boo. You ain't no real killah! #TheWizLive
— Gabourey Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) December 4, 2015
There were, of course, also some TV references.
Dorothy is like a teeny female Dexter. #TheWiz
— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) December 4, 2015
The one missing brains: Charlotte The one missing a heart: Samantha The one missing courage: Miranda The one who makes it about HER: Carrie
— Daniel D'Addario (@DPD_) December 4, 2015
Ultimately, though, a good time was had by all. Especially once our girl nailed "Home" and was reunited with the ones that mattered the most...
Toto! Thank God! #TheWizLive
— Ed Martin (@PlanetEd) December 4, 2015