Pretty much. NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” starring Carrie Underwood and “True Blood’s” Stephen Moyer, dominated Twitter’s trending topics Thursday night, with terms like “The Lonely Goatherd” and “Liesl” climbing the chart next to #RIPNelsonMandela.
Also trending: Julie Andrews, who of course starred in the 1965 movie version and owns the role of Maria. Sorry, Carrie.
The Sound of Music Live is tonight and Carrie Underwood’s “favorite things” should be people who haven’t seen Julie Andrews in the original.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) December 5, 2013
@Sayitwithstyle I love Carrie but just don't wanna watch. Julie Andrews can't be touched.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 6, 2013
I'm just saying, if I am going to watch someone run over a verdant hill singing about music, it's going to be Julie Andrews
— Level 70 Wizandrist (@verylemonade) December 6, 2013
Poor Julie Andrews is rolling over in her bed watching this! I love you Julie Andrews #julieandrews no one can sing it like you can!
— Cameron Grimes (@CameronAGrimes) December 6, 2013
Just don't ever do a role that directly compares you to a young Julie Andrews. Just don't.
— chia pet (@terriisaberry) December 6, 2013
Julie Andrews take the wheel
— La Croix Bolton (@RR_Durham) December 6, 2013
I'm guessing Julie Andrews is having a good laugh right about now.
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) December 6, 2013
"Julie Andrews is spinning around in her grave."
"Julie Andrews isn't dead."
"She will be after she watches this."#TheSoundOfMusicLive
— Brian Hall (@tauycreek) December 6, 2013
Like Newhart, maybe the ending will be Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer waking from a terrible dream that was #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— Denise Mast (@denisemast) December 6, 2013
I'm sorry but how can anyone but Julie Andrews be Maria? This is why I'm kind of refusing to watch #SoundofMusicLive
— reba t (@rebajesse) December 6, 2013
— SpeechGeek Market (@forensicate) December 6, 2013
Why is The Sound Of Music trending? Please tell me that Dame Julie Andrews is okay. I can't take any more bad news today.
— Derrick Eral Brown (@derrickebrown) December 6, 2013
Let me put it this way: Julie Andrews won an Oscar for being practically perfect in every way. Carrie Underwood won a karaoke contest.
— Robin Campbell (@robinathefirst) December 6, 2013
Dear TV people: Carrie Underwood is not "this generation's Julie Andrews." Julie Andrews is every generation's Julie Andrews.
— Larks (@TheMeganLarks) December 6, 2013
Yeah, it is hard- impossible- to erase hearing Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. I'm trying to root for my fellow Nashvillian.
— Janice Nolen (@nolenje) December 6, 2013
Ya can't replace Julie Andrews with anyone in The Sound of Music.
— Amy??✌?♩??⚾?? (@nyyankeechick) December 6, 2013
I'm sorry, but watching NBC's "The Sound of Music" is only making me want to turn it off and watch Julie Andrews. THIS IS NOT HOW IT GOES.
— Elyssa Rae (@elyssabobissa) December 6, 2013
I tried but I can't watch #SoundOfMusicLive Julie Andrews is superior in every way (no Mother Superior pun intended)
— Erika (@ErikaStratmann) December 6, 2013
Carrie Underwood is no Julie Andrews. But in her defense nobody is.
— Jamie (@jamieasbach) December 6, 2013
Still waiting for a Julie Andrews cameo.
— Beth Gaertner (@lookforbeth) December 6, 2013
No spoilers, please! Some of us haven’t seen it yet.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 6, 2013