On Tuesday night, The Little Mermaid was brought to life on an ABC broadcast, starring Auli’l Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, Shaggy as the sea crab Sebastian, Graham Philitwps portrayed Prince Eric, and finally, John Stamos brought Chef Louis to the stage. While a lot of effort clearly went into the production, the overall reaction was quite, well, mixed to say the least. Some loved it, others didn’t, but here are some of the funniest and best tweets that aired throughout the show! Let’s dive in and dredge them out from under the sea for your viewing pleasure.
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Let’s take a look at those who thought the show killed it first.
— Kimberly Stroh (@SavvyMamaLife) November 6, 2019
the little mermaid live is beautifully stitching together live performances with clips from the original movie. I love the transitions, and the small things they’re adding.
— some cynical teacher shit™️ (@teachercurses) November 6, 2019
— MadWorld Marty (@CaliSlim12) November 6, 2019
As one of my all time favorite Disney movies, the idea of bringing The Little Mermaid to life combining a live cast with the original movie is awesome, loving it so far. #TheLittleMermaidLive
— Ryan, Pop Culture Junkie (@TheHavanaNation) November 6, 2019
Okay so it's official
Queen Latifah is an actual goddess — watching The Little: Mermaid Live on ABC
— AmberDawn Landrum (@AmberDawnLand) November 6, 2019
And then there were those who ribbed the more cheesy aspects of the show, as well as expressing some more “critical” feedback.
— Charae (@XennialMommy) November 6, 2019
— Jay (@jswarley29) November 6, 2019
This is a huge let down for someone that’s favorite Disney movie is the little mermaid. #TheLittleMermaidLive
— Ashley 🍓FuckYouNBC (@zombiesgorawrzz) November 6, 2019
It seems the consensus is that Queen Latifah was AMAZING but everything else was kinda meh. Ariel and Eric were seen as bland leads, while Shaggy’s outfit was criticized along with the general effects and puppetry on display. It seems the production was a bit of a misfire for the majority of the audience, although not all as plenty of viewers found things to like. Still, we can all live with Queen Latifah as Ursula and pray that the upcoming live action will do better by the source material, as well as featuring a more memorable lead and an equally memorable villain.
What were your reactions to the show? Did you think it was good or bad? Tell us in the comments!
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