Tonight, NBC slayed the live musical game with The Wiz Live. Seriously; they've been hit-and-miss in the past, but with the likes of Queen Latifah, Stephanie Mills, and newcomer Shanice Williams out there singing their heart out, this production truly brought life to the 1978 reimagining of The Wizard of Oz.
It also brought Twitter life. As you know, you aren't watching event TV if you aren't clocking–or creating–those fire tweets during the performance. The Wiz Live gave people the ammunition, and Twitter rose to the occasion.
Here's a look at the heat that Twitter cooked up during tonight's show.
There haven't been this many black men on NBC at once since a Law and Order prison scene #TheWiz— Ira Madison III (@ira) December 4, 2015
Even in an imaginary fantasy land, nobody uses Microsoft tablets.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 4, 2015
Gone with The Wiz https://t.co/dPf7KUUCLj— elena feldman (@feldtron) December 4, 2015
OK NBC, your crappy special effects and bad camera work is threatening a great performance of #TheWizLive— Eric Deggans at NPR (@Deggans) December 4, 2015
The Tin Man is dabbin! https://t.co/8dIl4izVwb— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) December 4, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump how are you liking The Wiz so far— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 4, 2015
Cowardly Lion costume is dope. And it also looks like he's about to drop the new hot riddim. #TheWizLive— Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy) December 4, 2015
Next years live performance of Belly gonna be flames tho— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 4, 2015
Neyo is using the same accent he used in Red Tails 😒🙄 #TheWizLive— HLH (@HomegurlHeather) December 4, 2015
I bet these Poppies look like they can help The Scarecrow find some brains.....#Childish— Gabourey Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) December 4, 2015
Mary J is bringing me around on the merits of capitalism and factory work. #TheWizLive— Justin Ellis (@JustinNXT) December 4, 2015
When you woke, but you want to party at Emerald City too. pic.twitter.com/oxxTzN8ZEf— Kira (@MosDebt) December 4, 2015
The Wizard of Oz VS The Wiz pic.twitter.com/rhy8yQdOuw— Moesha Proud (@Lainiemonroe) December 4, 2015
The patriarchy just taking a real beating in Oz tonight. #TheWizLive— Justin Ellis (@JustinNXT) December 4, 2015
Emerald City after Gentrification pic.twitter.com/SrTvOKGIPM— J.K (@ACTing_NATURAL) December 4, 2015