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Twitter Went Ballistic Over “The Wiz Live!”: See The 100 Best Reactions

Because who needs critics when you've got Twitter?

Last night, NBC aired The Wiz Live!, it’s third effort at reviving the live musical for television – and far and away its most successful.

Related: Mary J. Blige Slays Us, Brings Us Back To Life, In NBC’s “The Wiz Live”

The sentiment echoed throughout the hallowed halls of Twitter seemed to be universally positive:

And thus, as astutely noted by NPR’s Glen Weldon, a problem arose:

Though hate-tweeting might’ve been kept to a minimum that didn’t stop the funny folk of Twitter from popping off. From voguing to thot poppies to cries of “UZOOOOOOOOOOOO,” The Wiz Live! delivered on all front.

Don’t believe us? Watch newcomer 19-year-old Shanice Williams absolutely tear her way through a stirring rendition of the show’s closer, “Home.”



Still don’t believe us?

Here’s 100 of Twitter’s best (and sometimes shadiest) responses to The Wiz Live!.


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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Shanice Williams as Dorothy -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Amber Riley as Addapearle -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Ne-Yo as Tin-Man, Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow, Ne-Yo as Tin-Man, Shanice Williams as Dorothy, David Alan Grier as Lion -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Ne-Yo as Tin-Man, David Alan Grier as Lion, Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow, Shanice WIlliams as Dorothy, Common as The Bouncer -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Queen Latifah as The Wiz -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Mary J. Blige as Evillene -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow, David Alan Grier as Lion, Ne-Yo as Tin-Man -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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