NBC certainly went out on a limb with its three-hour production of “Sound of Music,” which aired live on Thursday night and sparked a lot of commentary on Twitter.
The reported $9 million production was a big part of the network’s holiday programming roll out. Set to air at least one more time before Christmas, NBC reportedly hopes it can air annually as a holiday mainstay.
“Smash” producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan headed up the production, which was based on the original 1959 Broadway production of “The Sound of Music,” starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.
What did those in the entertainment industry have to say about the gutsy production?
See below for their best tweets about “Sound of Music Live”:
Tonight they will finally put back the original scene where Von Trapp sucks the blood out of Maria. #soml
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 6, 2013
— Cameron (@CameronDiaz) December 6, 2013
Nuns are dope so far! Way better than sister act. #SoundofMusic
— Echo Kellum (@EchoK) December 6, 2013
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 6, 2013
I'm watching some painful Austrian soap opera. #SOML
— Patrick Gilmore (@PatrickGilmore) December 6, 2013
Wow there's so much fake fun happening! #SOML
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 6, 2013
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 6, 2013
— Cara Lynn Shultz (@caralynnshultz) December 6, 2013
Please let Alexander Skarsgard be a shirtless Nazi! #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— Eitan (@AnotherEitan) December 6, 2013
@LauraBenanti killing it!
— Kevin Rahm (@KevinRahm) December 6, 2013
Yeah, Rolf's a Nazi, but that booty tho. #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) December 6, 2013
The Von Traps make my fam look almost normal
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 6, 2013
BECAUSE IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL MARIA HAS A SOUTHERN ACCENT IN 1940'S NAZI GERMANY. #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— Lindsay Hollister (@LindsHollister) December 6, 2013
Only in 1940s Austria can a Vampire fall in love with a Country singer #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— Drew Champion (@drewchamps) December 6, 2013
— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) December 6, 2013