Twister meet Jaws.
Sharknado, SyFy’s brilliantly bad made-for-TV movie starring Tara Reid, took Twitter by storm in its debut Thursday night. The tweet swarm from this disaster flick devoured all of the other cyber chatter, fed by not just weather geeks but by pretty much anyone with a Twitter account.
Here are some of the best and funniest…
I follow about a thousand folks. Every one of them tweeting about SharkNado
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 12, 2013
Judging by my Twitter feed, Sharknado is the most politically uniting thing to happen to America for a decade.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 12, 2013
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) July 12, 2013
Checked my NOAA Weather Radio. No #SharkNado alert. Crushed.
— Scott McClellan (@alastormspotter) July 12, 2013
— Sheena Parveen (@SheenaParveen) July 12, 2013
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) July 12, 2013
I hate all these bandwagon fans watching #Sharknado on TV who didn’t read all the books first
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) July 12, 2013
— Scott Dimmich (@ScottDimmich) July 12, 2013
SyFy passed on my idea for ‘Deerecho,’ about a herd of killer deer transported by freak wind storm. #SharkNado
— JohnKelly (@JohnKelly) July 12, 2013
I am glad they put that shark stock footage in there. I was beginning to think all these sharks were computer generated #Sharknado
— Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) July 12, 2013
My favorite part of #SharkNado BY FAR were the random jump cuts to real shark footage in nature .. A+
— Ari Sarsalari (@AriWeather) July 12, 2013
They just pointed at a dead man’s pool of blood and made a “that time of the month” joke. Was this written by Andrew Dice Clay? #SHARKNADO
— Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) July 12, 2013
“Looks like that time of the month.” #sharknado gem made me laugh out loud. Glad everyone is asleep.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasNBC) July 12, 2013
Guy with the sledge hammer is providing Bill Nye level science explanation for audience on tornado. Time to bomb a #sharknado
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 12, 2013
True Meteorological Fact: Sharks in the air show up as lower values of correlation coefficient on Dual Pol. #sharknado
— SpencerAdkins (@SpencerWeather) July 12, 2013
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 12, 2013
— James Spann (@spann) July 12, 2013
“We need a bigger chopper” <– Jaws reference, nice. #sharknado
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 12, 2013
— Blue Team Six (@BlueTeamSix) July 12, 2013
Al Gore warned us about the #sharknado but you laughed at him.
— Raven Brooks (@ravenb) July 12, 2013
— Jacob Wycoff (@4cast4you) July 12, 2013
That was a truly awful movie. Just so incredibly bad that Adam Sandler’s “Click” is an American classic in comparison. I laughed so hard.
— Dennis (@wxdam) July 12, 2013
And I’ll never get that 120 minutes back #SHARKNADO
— Tony (@whatdoweseehere) July 12, 2013
Stay aware, folks. The sharknado watch continues until midnight Eastern.
— Sean Breslin (@Sean_Breslin) July 12, 2013
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) July 12, 2013
It’s going to be pretty funny when in like two days none of us even remember the word Sharknado
— Mark Berman (@themarkberman) July 12, 2013
— Steven Richards (@SRichardsDC) July 12, 2013
— ICMezzo (@ICMezzo) July 12, 2013
Alright, when does the #sharknado service assessment team start?
— Nate Johnson (@nsj) July 12, 2013
— The Fix (@TheFix) July 12, 2013
This movie is actually gonna help Tara Reid’s career. That’s how messed up Hollywood is. #Sharknado
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) July 12, 2013
I hear Edward Snowden has agreed to come back to the USA, on condition that he is allowed to watch #SharkNado. Dont have SyFy in Moscow.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 12, 2013
Somehow I missed out on #SharkNado. I’ve never felt more out of the loop. Not even in highschool.
— Michael Steiner (@Steinerology) July 12, 2013