aired Wednesday evening — and Twitter users candidly shared their opinions about the musical production.
Thirty years after the 1987 film favorite released, ABC gave it new life with its three-hour TV special, starring Abigail Breslin (Baby Houseman), Colt Prattes (Johnny Castle), Sarah Hyland (Lisa Houseman), Debra Messing (Marjorie Houseman), Nicole Scherzinger (Penny Rivera), Katey Sagal (Vivian Pressman) and Bruce Greenwood (Dr. Jake Houseman).
“This isn’t a replica of the original. This takes some liberties. It has the DNA of the original, but you are going to find out what happened to Baby and Johnny after that summer ended. So there’s some additional surprises in there that are new,” Messing previously told PEOPLE about the project.
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But what did audiences think about the 2017 remake, which originally starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the classic?
How I feel about this remake #dirtydancing pic.twitter.com/jDWTHwuahR
Nobody puts Baby in a remake #yikes #DirtyDancing pic.twitter.com/DiTcXIKmvZ
Somebody needs to put this whole movie in the corner…. #DirtyDancing
It's "I carried A watermelon!" NOT "I carried HIS watermelon" ugh 🤦🏻♀️ That line is legendary, you can't change it!!! #DirtyDancing pic.twitter.com/i8gcrgfJfw
#DirtyDancing This train wreck is the biggest disrespect to Patrick Swayze. It's horrible, I'd rather get a root canal. pic.twitter.com/9h2oz0kdhD
Please for the love of God, someone put baby in the corner and end this. #DirtyDancing
After 30 minutes of this remake I HAD to start watching the original!! #MyEyesAreBleeding #DirtyDancing PS. it's "I carried A watermelon"🍉🖕🏼 pic.twitter.com/6hdhyiWORo
Kelly Bishop watching Debra Messing like… #DirtyDancing pic.twitter.com/lh2oMet92T
When I saw dirty dancing on the guide, I was excited. Now my eyes are bleeding. #dirtydancing
This movie is like Sharknado, it's so damn bad, yet I can't bring myself to turn the channel. #DirtyDancing
Wow, If you are not watching the remake of #DirtyDancing, you made a good life choice.
there's like 12 good things about this remake and they are all colt prattes abs #DirtyDancing
This #DirtyDancing remake is like if an 8th grade musical had a multi-million dollar budget
Patrick Swayze is rolling over in his grave. #DirtyDancing
This remake has killed my soul 😐#dirtydancing pic.twitter.com/Fpb0PnRO87
#DirtyDancing Please Stop the Madness! This is terrible! pic.twitter.com/WWRDjL3VDW
Netflix and Amazon Prime must be getting bombarded with searches for the original #DirtyDancing to cleanse everyone's soul of this disaster
anyone else feel personally victimized by #DirtyDancing ? pic.twitter.com/NQR7PQT97S
#DirtyDancing STOP. MAKING. THIS. A. MUSICAL. STOP. ADDING. EXTRA. SCENES. STOP. MAKING. THIS. A. DOCUMENTARY. ON. SOCIAL. ISSUES.
As far as I'm concerned, they can put this Baby in a corner and leave her there #DirtyDancing
@ABC you could have remade Gone With The Wind using the cast from Big Bang Theory and it would have been better than this mess #DirtyDancing
They should put Baby back in the corner. #dirtydancing pic.twitter.com/Szj4PLDgcE
And just like that, #DirtyDancing Havana Nights doesn't seem so bad. pic.twitter.com/GHgpCBPOkl
#DirtyDancing remake is like a bad car accident! You want to look away but you can't help watching! Awful!
Please put baby in the corner. Turn off the lights. Close the door. And never look back. #DirtyDancing
Next they should do a remake of Ghost where Patrick Swayze's spirit actually haunts the people that produced this awful #DirtyDancing remake
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But there were others who remained optimistic and open-minded about it.
Watching #DirtyDancing with my mom trying to resist jumping up and dancing to the songs 😂
Everybody hating on the new #DirtyDancing and I'm over here like… show me more @KateySagal & @DebraMessing! #PiratesLifeEvent
My goodness – so many #hatersgonnahate on #dirtydancing! No it's not the original but they're actors doing their best.
People are too close minded about this remake! #DirtyDancing
Debra Messing, Sarah Hyland, + Nicole Scherzinger are doing their best to carry this thing. #DirtyDancing
I at least like how sassy she is as Baby #DirtyDancingLive #DirtyDancing
When I grow up, I want to be @NicoleScherzy #dirtydancing #kthx
— Malia's Black Friend (@creneetweet) May 25, 2017
If I can say one positive thing, I adore @NicoleScherzy as Penny. Obvi not as much as the original,but I can deal with her. 👏 #DirtyDancing
Okayyyy Baby's dad is pretty darn good #dirtyDancing
Don't care abt reviews. When Baby was yelling at Johnny through the door & he burst through & kissed her, my heart went swoop. #dirtydancing
‘s Andy Blankenbuehler, the remake featured songs from the original
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