The Wiz Live! aired on NBC last night, and it slayed. It slayed hard. It was arguably one of the most dazzling, inventive television offerings from the year. Boasting a great cast--including Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo--something about the production (a remake of the 1978 film) felt fresh. Perhaps because it was one of the most diverse things on television this year.
Diverse and meme-worthy. Twitter was on fire last night with hysterical tweets and photos about the production--all in good fun, of course. Here are the 11 best ones we saw on the Web. Let us know what you thought of The Wiz in the comments below.
Spilling tea left and right.
And shedding light on cold, hard facts.
You know you were all thinking it.
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson doesn't have time for trivial nonsense.
Come through, Queen Latifah!
And this green dress, too! Come the hell through!
The all-seeing eyes.
Whoa. They went there! But is it true?!
HE WAS. HE WAS. AND SOMEBODY ACTUALLY SAID IT!
Let's just do The Wiz next year and cast SLJ, K? K.