Jokes About Mario Lopez Hosting 'Grease: Live!' Show Viewers Didn’t Expect A.C. Slater At Rydell High
There were plenty of things that had people talking during Fox's big live debut musical, Grease: Live! on Sunday night. Of course, some of them had people talking more than others. While eager audience members salivated over the gleaming set, the colorful costumes, and the showy musical numbers, Twitter's many jokes about Mario Lopez hosting Grease: Live! proved that viewers had definitely not expected to see A.C. Slater show up at Rydell High School.
Between popping in during commercial breaks and taking a turn at the acting wheel once more as smarmy television teen-dance show host Vince Fontaine, Lopez's random appearances during Sunday night's broadcast provided excellent comedic fodder for the social media masses. "My favorite part of a Broadway show is when Mario Lopez steps out and delivers commentary," joked BuzzFeed editor Louis Peitzmen, in one particular hilarious zinger.
Whatever the case, Twitter wasn't taking the sudden A.C. Slater—sorry, Mario Lopez appearance lying down, choosing instead to pepper the social media platform with a swell of terribly funny (and sometimes terribly groan-worthy) jokes and commentary:
"Hey, that was the best number all night, let's ruin the suspension of disbelief by reinserting Mario Lopez!" #GreaseLive— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) February 1, 2016
My favorite part of a Broadway show is when Mario Lopez steps out and delivers commentary. #GreaseLive— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) February 1, 2016
If Mario Lopez is here, who's doing the Jublia commercials? #GreaseLive— Alyssa (@A_Foj) February 1, 2016
Mario Lopez is IN THE SHOW?!— Max Dylan Ash (@mynameisntdave) February 1, 2016
NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT IS & ISNT REAL
IF U DIE IN GREASE DO U DIE IN REAL LIFE? WHATS HAPPENING?#GreaseLive
Try as he might, Mario Lopez cannot derail this sensational #GreaseLive dance scene.— Jason Lynch (@jasonlynch) February 1, 2016
I feel like Mario Lopez is just being host Mario Lopez #GreaseLive— Glambergirlblog (@glambergirlblog) February 1, 2016
You think Mario Lopez has 90's PTSD and keeps yelling "Hey Tori!" at the greaser extras? #GreaseLive— Google Dot Tom. (@NotThatTomGreen) February 1, 2016
Ouch. It's okay, Mario. We still find you dreamy, even if your turn in Grease: Live! was a little bit awkward.