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Originally posted 12/06/2013 02:00PM
The Sound of Music sounds suspiciously like the sound of snark.
Thursday night, the new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical – which was later turned into the iconic 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews – aired live on NBC, with Carrie Underwood and True Blood's Stephen Moyer filling the shoes of Maria and Captain Von Trapp.
But, according to Twitter, the new Sound of Music wasn't really one of viewers' favorite things.
Everyone from Cameron Diaz to DiGiorno's Pizza got in the act, live-Tweeting commentary on the sets, costumes and, of course, how bad Nazis are (thanks for the insight, Cammie D!).
Check out the best of the night below:
Originally posted 12/06/2013 12:10PM
Carrie Underwood's wedding dress! Stephen Moyer's hair! We rounded up some of the best fashion Tweets from NBC's live musical event!
Originally posted 12/06/2013 06:35AM
NBC's Sound of Music Live!, starring country star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood as trilling, hill-hiking governess Maria von Trapp, was like a snow globe with scarcely any flakes.
You could turn it upside down and shake it, really shake it, but no magic ever swirled around that plastic Alpine scene.
I can't imagine it supplanting the 1965 movie, with Julie Andrews singing of warm woolen mittens and larks learning to pray in a voice so purely crystalline it can induce brain freeze.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 11:00PM
Last night Broadway came to NBC with a live broadcast of the beloved musical The Sound of Music. The show lasted for three hours, but felt like 16 going on 17. That said, it was the perfect way to fill the void now that Smash has been cancelled.
Last night's show wasn't a re-telling of the more well-known film version, but was instead the stage version, meaning that for fans of the film, the story was abbreviated, the songs were in a different order and some new songs were added.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 04:00PM
Whether viewers like it or not, Carrie Underwood is playing Maria von Trapp in the live TV version of The Sound of Music – and there are new rehearsal photos to prove it.
Underwood, 30, is pictured in a scene opposite Laura Benanti, who plays Elsa Schrader.
Taking on the role that originated with Julie Andrews hasn't sat well with some fans of the 1965 film.
Originally posted 12/01/2013 08:30AM
Most dog owners will know that look. The penetrating store from your furry friend that says it's time for dinner, even though it's only the early afternoon.
Carrie Underwood shared a video of her dog Ace trying to telepathically force her to feed him. Watch it below.
"I get the 'supper stare-down' starting at about 4 o'clock!" the animal lover Tweeted.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 12:15PM
The biggest songs of 2013 just got stuffed – in a hilarious holiday-themed parody medley by Carrie Underwood, Rashida Jones and Jimmy Fallon.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 12:00PM
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Originally posted 11/29/2013 12:00PM
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