As anyone who watched NBC's live productions of Sound of Music and Peter Pan can attest, Twitter is often the best part of any live show. But it seemed as though we might not get as many LOL-worthy reactions during The Wiz Live!. Why? Well, because the production was actually pretty great. Still, Twitter rose to the occasion, even with little to mock beyond outlandish (but fabulous) costumes. Yes, Twitter's funniest tweets about The Wiz Live! are just as hilarious as you would have hoped they would be.
And there was certainly no shortage of tweets. After all, even before The Wiz Live! began, #TheWiz became the no. 1 Twitter trend of the night. Which meant, of course, that everyone choosing to discuss the show on the social media platform had to bring. It.
And nothing gave them a better opportunity to do so than one scene in particular. If you saw the live production, you know what scene I speak of — the totally, totally bananas Emerald City scene. You know, the one filled with futuristic costumes, voguing, and Common dressed as a bright green everlasting gobstopper?
Like I said. Bananas.
Of course the shoes got Dorothy in. Just like that club in the Meatpacking. #TheWiz— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) December 4, 2015
I'm pretty sure I went clubbing at the Emerald City in the 90s, but that night is REALLY hazy. #TheWizLive— Henry Goldblatt (@HenryGoldblatt) December 4, 2015
The inside of the Emerald City looks what local news anchors think happens at a rave.— Brian Moylan (@BrianJMoylan) December 4, 2015
When you win the Emerald City twerk contest pic.twitter.com/hxWWjIoaW1— PETTY WAP (@sirSLAYSalot) December 4, 2015
Dorothy and her squad were too lit last time that they got banned from Emerald City— Mr.F.D.T.Prep (@PAThompson9) December 4, 2015
I mean, who doesn't want in?
If anyone is wondering what I want my funeral to be like, watch the Emerald City sequence from #TheWiz— barefoot contessa (@HoodPatLife) December 4, 2015
Come on, the voguing, people!
Honestly, this just sums up that scene best.
Watching this Emerald City scene like pic.twitter.com/1TZginAWMJ— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 4, 2015
Because that scene. Had. Everything, right?!