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'Sharknado' premiere a Twitter home run

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Did you watch 'Sharknado' last night?

Actress Mia Farrow and writer Philip Roth did. 


They even tweeted about it. As did just about everyone else watching, apparently. 

SyFy's latest campy monster-disaster movie was the talk of the Twitterverse Thursday night. The show, which debuted at 9 pm EST, peaked at over 5,000 tweets per minute at 10:58 pm. That's' almost 80 tweets per second, nowhere near the record of over 5,000 tweets per second set after Obama's second presidential election win, but still a huge event by Twitter standards.

And why not. With a cast that included Ian Ziering ("90210") and Tara Reid ("American Pie"), the movie also had an unbeatable plot line: hundreds of flesh-eating sharks are hurled into Los Angeles by a tornado.

As their tagline reads: Enough said!

Farrow and Roth weren't the only celebs chiming in. "30 Rock" star Judah Friedlander ("If Ian Zeiring is not in a shark movie. It's not a good shark movie"), "The Shield's" Michael Chiklis (Oh Godd**n it, now I want to see it too and then I'm gonna want to quit the business...again!), and "SNL" alum Horatio Sanz ("I wish I could join in on the shenanigans, But I had a cousin that was killed by a back in '93") also joined in on the fun.

If you missed it, SyFy will undoubtedly rerun it. Here's the trailer.

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