NBC's 'Hairspray Live!': The Best Social Media Reactions to the Show

NBC’s 2016 production of Hairspray Live! is in the books! We know you’re still processing all that went down, so we assembled some of night’s best memes and Twitter takes to help you take it in. 

Who gave the best performance? How did Ariana Grande hold up amongst all the Broadway stars? How much life did Jennifer Hudson give you? How much did you wish that Darren Criss was actually starring in this one? And what about all the cameos and sneaky references? 

Here are some of our favorite social media reactions from the show. 

Hairspray Live! began today (Dec. 7) by wishing itself a happy birthday on Twitter.



What was it they said about that beat?



JoJo Siwa from Dance Moms gave us a behind-the-scenes look:



Having soooo much fun at Hairspray Live !!!! #hairspraylive

A video posted by JoJo Siwa (@itsjojosiwa) on


Broadway shows got some extra televised shine!



Ariana's look produced some solid memes:



Anna Kendrick felt for Ariana, right along with the #Arianators:



Of course, Team Zac Efron showed itself.



Mark Ballas had one of the biggest Instagram posts of the evening, shouting out his pal Derek Hough, playing Corny Collins.



At the crib watching the homie @derekhough kill it in #hairspraylive @bcjean @iamashleyroberts #HendrixBallas

A video posted by markballas (@markballas) on


Fans caught a Hamilton reference!





Andy Cohen cheered on a cameo from original Tracy, Ricki Lake:



And the finale gave us everything we wanted from Ariana and J-Hud:




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