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'Sharknado' takes over celebs, Tampa Twitter feeds


Published:   |   Updated: July 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

What should SyFy title its next movie?

CowQuake
38%
Snakerricane
23%
SpiderCano
8%
None, SyFy should just stop
31%

Total Votes: 13

"Sharknado. Enough Said!"

That's the tagline for the new Syfy original movie "Sharknado," which premiered Thursday. But if you've looked online today, you know there was much, much more to be said about what some are calling the "best, worst movie of all time."

Hollywood celebrities and Tampa Bay personalities took to Twitter to talk about the Tara Reid film, in which a tornado rains down man-eating sharks on Los Angeles.

Comedian Patton Oswalt expressed concern about the movie's effect on the whole industry.

@pattonoswalt: "Just got a call from the 2nd A.D. on the movie I'm filming. Call time canceled tomorrow. ALL movies canceled. It's done. #SharkNado"

"The Office" actor and writer B.J. Novak chimed in as well.

@bjnovak: "I'm afraid that now when we have a real sharknado everyone's going to treat it like a joke"

"Twilight" actor Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone) offered up a suggestion for a spinoff.

@JacksonRathbone: "Watching #sharknado on #syfy Commercial break. Hoping for a movie called #Cowquake Where earthquakes unleash the inner rage of the cows."

And actress Mia Farrow seemed simply blown away.

@MiaFarrow: "omg omg OMG #sharknado"

In Tampa, radio host Drew Garabo from 102.5 The Bone took a shot at the movie's star.

@DrewOnTheRadio: "Watching #SharkNado in HD is rough. So gruesome and unsettling to the stomach. You know I'm talking about Tara Reid! #OhSnap"

Buccaneers tight end Tom Crabtree was apparently watching in suspense.

@itsCrab: "If dolphins don't spill out of a rainbow at the end of this and save everyone then I give up on humanity. #SharkNado"

ABC Action News local traffic reporter Meredyth Censullo was ready to watch it again.

@TampaBayTraffic: I asked my Exec Producer if we could cancel news & air #Sharknado instead, but she said no. Party pooper.

As of the time of this posting, Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn (@BobBuckhorn) and the Tampa Police Department (@TampaPD) had not responded to a message via Twitter asking if the city has a contingency plan in the event of its own sharknado.

"Sharknado" is scheduled to air again on SyFy on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

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