It doesn’t really matter what else happened in the world Wednesday night, because the premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One took place.
The so-bad-it’s-good SyFy Original returned to showcase airborne sharks imperiling Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and a small army of celebs in cameo roles.
Sharknado 2: The Second One is officially the channel’s most watched Original: 3.9 million viewers tuned in Wednesday night for the mayhem.
And the film absolutely took over Twitter: It delivered an estimated 1 billion impressions, and held all 10 trending topic slots at one point. There were more mentions of Sharknado on Twitter than #MileyCyrus during the 2013 VMAs, #kimye on that fateful wedding day, and #transformers4, #thelegomovie, #godzillamovie and #22jumpstreet on each of those film’s respective premiere dates.
Below are our favorite reactions to the TV movie. Please feel free to add your own comments, or take to Twitter using the hashtag “#Sharknado2TheSecondOne.”
Wake up, sheeple!
Is Wil Wheaton quoting Nora Ephron?
Tara Reid, Mark McGrath, Ian Ziering Twitter jumped back 14+ years in time during the airing of Sharknado 2.
Also, this was Derek Jeter‘s last sharknado as a Yankee. #RE2PECT
Don’t pay any attention to the powerful anti-shark lobby! They’re just misunderstood!
B-movie legend Roger Corman took the intellectual high road all night: He also referenced Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung while live-Tweeting the film.
Call it Shark-holm Syndrome.
Making fun of the film’s acting was a bit like missing the forest for the trees, but it did provide viewers with fun recreational opportunities.
Spoiler Alert (If You Actually Care About Having a Movie Called "Sharknado 2: The Second One" Ruined for You: Tara Reid loses a hand and has it replaced with a buzz saw, in an apparent homage to Bruce Campbell’s character in Army of Darkness.
And according to Reid, a shark-nado could “actually happen.”
So there you have it. Until Sharknado 3: We Made Another One, or whatever they’ll be calling it.