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The funniest tweets about ‘Sharknado’

Anne T. Donahue
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Thursday night, a television event descended from above and graced the world with its sharp-toothed presence. That's right: Syfy's "Sharknado," a made-for-TV movie about sharks, tornadoes, and sharks in tornadoes took Twitter by storm, re-defining "television event" and putting Oscar night to shame. (We assume. Because the Oscars don't involve Sharknados -- yet.)

However, in addition to the tail (get it?) of shark-infested tornadoes terrorizing Santa Monica (and a guy named Fin -- Fin -- Sheppard destined to save everybody), another story picked up just as much speed. According to Twitter, Mia Farrow and author Philip Roth had a "Sharknado" viewing party when this photo was posted to her account.

https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/statuses/340837511154782208

Unfortunately, the photo was actually from a June 1 dinner, and the "Sharknado" party was merely a hoax; an example, according to HitFix television critic Alan Sepinwall, of "one of those stories people just wanted to be true so badly."

However, there was some truth to Farrow's "Sharknado" experience: The actress did watch and tweet along with everybody else. To showcase the scale on which "Sharknado" existed on Twitter on Thursday, we found some of the best tweets to encompass what we pray wasn't just a once in a lifetime event.

https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/355568848172367874

https://twitter.com/HitFixDaniel/status/355567154436898816

https://twitter.com/PaulBrittain3/status/355566628127260672

https://twitter.com/maggieserota/status/355543238771351553

https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/355523461751382016

https://twitter.com/wilw/status/355521806351859713

https://twitter.com/TVMcGee/status/355521285733892098

https://twitter.com/thecheckoutgirl/status/355519940259876865

Kelly Oxford: https://twitter.com/kellyoxford/status/355515895617028096

https://twitter.com/billyeichner/status/355513404011712512

https://twitter.com/MrHoratioSanz/status/355513155750871040

https://twitter.com/benschwartzy/status/355510056034377729

https://twitter.com/DamonLindelof/statuses/355504865943883776

https://twitter.com/Syfy/status/355535285632770048

https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/355501169503772673

So, when do we get "Sharknado 2: Chomp On This"?

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