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The Live-Tweeting of Sharknado 3 Was Almost as Fun as Sharknado 3

The Live-Tweeting of Sharknado 3 Was Almost as Fun as Sharknado 3

Originally posted 07/23/2015 10:30AM

SyFy's continuing contribution to meteorology/shark biology/high camp premiered Wednesday night in the form of Sharknado 3.

And, as per usual, you really had to keep one eye on the shark-related mayhem and another eye on Twitter to get the full experience.

Here now are the best Tweets from the wonder known as Sharknado 3. You're welcome.

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Ian Ziering's Daughter's First 3-Syllable Word Was – You Guessed It – Sharknado

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Ian Ziering's Daughter's First 3-Syllable Word Was – You Guessed It – Sharknado

Originally posted 07/22/2015 07:40PM

Ian Ziering's daughter, 2-year-old Penna Mae, has been swept up in the storm of Sharknado fandom.

"She doesn't even know what the movie is, but Sharknado is the first three-syllable word she's ever said," Ziering – the star of the megahit franchise, which airs its third installment Wednesday night – tells PEOPLE.

Although Penna Mae has not seen the films, she has gotten a taste of her father's celebrity.

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Why Sharknado Is Saving the Human Race

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Why Sharknado 'Is Saving the Entire Human Race,' According to Screenwriter Thunder Levin

Originally posted 07/22/2015 09:20AM

This is not a drill: Sharknado screenwriter Thunder Levin has some pretty compelling reasons why the Syfy movie trilogy could actually save humanity as we know it – hear him out ....

"Not to get too deep about something called Sharknado," Levin tells PEOPLE, "[but] our society was sort of built on … shared communal storytelling experiences, whether it was cavemen sitting around the fire telling stories or the plays in the Greek amphitheaters or the commoners coming to hear Shakespeare."

In the 21st century, Levin believes we've stumbled upon the first era without a form of entertainment that the public enjoys collectively. "The way we consume media has fractured, and now people are watching shows at different times on their phones and their iPads and their TVs and their computers," he says. "We've sort of lost that shared communal experience, that common glue that binds us together."

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Backstreet's Back – and Teaming Up with Boy Band Rivals 'NSYNC for a Zombie Movie

Backstreet's Back – with 'NSYNC and a Zombie Movie

Originally posted 07/13/2015 09:25AM

The biggest boy band rivalry of the century has, apparently, come to an end.

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And You Thought Sharknado Was Wild: See Tara Reid in Mosquitonado!

Originally posted 06/25/2015 08:30PM

Not that Sharknado really needs a parody, but here's a faux movie trailer that pokes fun at the kitschy franchise – Mosquitonado.

Just in time for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on July 22, Tara Reid has teamed up with Terminix to spoof the Syfy series.

When asked which would be a scarier storm, a sharknado or a mosquitonado, Reid, 39, is torn.

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Watch the Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Trailer (You Know You Want to)

Originally posted 06/06/2015 12:30AM

[YOUTUBE "JS9hjJJ9nWc"] Oh, hell yes!

The teaser trailer for the sequel you know you secretly wanted is out, and it's sharktastic, sharkalicious and sharking good fun.

The Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! teaser points out that the biggest blockbusters come in threes – which means that this biting comedy now joins the ranks of The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight and The Godfather.

Sure, The Godfather had Marlon Brando, but this film, which airs on Syfy on July 22 at 9 p.m. ET, sees David Hasselhoff joining Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as sharks rain down on Washington D.C. (and into Abe Lincoln's lap).

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Every Pop-Culture Shark Ever – Ranked

UpdatePosted 08/12/2014 06:00PM

Just in Time for Shark Week, We've Ranked Every Pop-Culture Shark

Originally posted 08/12/2014 05:30PM

Sunday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of the awesome might of these elegant creatures of the sea.

But while Shark Week focuses largely on real sharks (well, real-ish) we wanted to commemorate the sharks that we enjoy the other 51 weeks of the year – the friendly and fearsome sharks that fill up our popular culture. Which pop-culture shark is best? And, just as crucially, which pop-culture shark is worst?

We'd write more, but like a shark, this post needs to constantly move forward or else it dies. Onto the list, below!

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The Best Twitter Reactions to Sharknado 2: The Second One

The Best Twitter Reactions to Sharknado 2: The Second One

Originally posted 07/31/2014 07:00AM

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."

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Ian Ziering: I Never Thought Sharknado Would Come Out

Ian Ziering: I Never Thought Sharknado Would Come Out

Originally posted 07/22/2014 07:40PM

While fans gear up for Sharknado 2: The Second One, Ian Ziering says he's still surprised that the original film became such a hit in the first place.

"Like everyone else out there that's seen Sharknado, I didn't think it was the greatest movie ever," a candid Ziering tells PEOPLE. "But what I was so scared of – people have embraced."

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Brace Yourselves – the Polar Vortex Is Back This Week (Sort Of)

UpdatePosted 07/13/2014 09:00AM

Brace Yourselves: The Polar Vortex Is Back This Week (Sort Of)

Originally posted 07/11/2014 01:40PM

Ah, summer – the time when we can all relax, kick back and thank the heavens that the horrifying weather of last winter is but a fading memory. Goodbye, polar vortex!

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