Twitter Has All Good Things to Say About Alice Cooper as King Herod in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Alice Cooper as King Herod on Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
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Alice Cooper as King Herod on Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

Alice Cooper played the part of King Herod in NBC's live, televised adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar Sunday night and had the audience laughing at his lines. He also enthralled Twitter, where viewers were quick to get his role's name trending.

"Alice Cooper???! This is the greatest thing I've ever seen," one user wrote of the rock star's cameo in the rock opera, while another admitted, "Never been so happy in my life. From now on, I will ONLY play Herod in my family's annual nativity, wearing THAT suit, THOSE boots. And a skull walking stick."

"I am LOVING THIS!" another person tweeted of his take on Herod. "Edgier, less flamboyant, but just as campy."

Cooper joined an all-star cast led by John Legend and Sara Bareilles for the Easter Sunday (April 1) performance.

See the general consensus from Twitter about his take on Herod's song below.


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