28 of the Funniest Tweets from November 8, 2023
A few months after legendary stage icon Patti Lupone chastised the current state of Broadway, she’s putting in the work to save the industry. No, she’s not performing again, but she is helping shape younger talent — and letting them live with her. The Evita star opened the doors of her Manhattan apartment to Aubrey Plaza ahead of Plaza’s Off-Broadway debut. As strange as the circumstances may sound, they’re not so much of an odd couple. Both Lupone and Plaza worked together on the repeatedly renamed WandaVision spin-off Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. And so, when Lupone found out that the Parks and Rec star’s New York apartment wouldn’t be ready for awhile, she offered her own in the interim.
Meanwhile, a generation-shaping film that spurred a hit Broadway show is returning to the big screen with a film adaptation of Mean Girls: The Musical. The movie got its first trailer treatment this week with one crucial element surprisingly missing — songs from the musical. Instead, the trailer appeals to Zoomer sensibilities with an Olivia Rodrigo track in lieu of any of the musical’s tunes. Despite this glaring omission, the trailer provided a sneak peek at the cast, like Jon Hamm as sex-negative Coach Carr, Busy Philipps as sex-positive Mrs. George and Tina Fey reprising her role as Ms. Norbury, math teacher and alleged drug dealer.
As we hit the halfway mark on the week, the timeline is running full speed ahead with hilarity. Today’s funny tweets include those about a Duolingo lesson for the most depressed person you know, Belgium’s lack of utility and a sobering realization about one Bikini Bottom resident.