Here are the top 40 tweets we found suggesting Vieira and Lauer's Olympic opening ceremony coverage was an EPIC FAIL

1. @johnsheehan The opening ceremonies proved one thing to me: I'd never want to go to a play with Lauer or Vieira.

2. @bmarked21Does Meredith Vieira have a lazy eye or a bad makeup artist?#OpeningCeremony

3. @Schroedafly I hope Danny Boyle makes a movie where Matt Lauer and MeredithVieira voiceover and explain every creative choice and bit of symbolism.

4. @BackpackingDad Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira are helpfully translating the ceremony from "English" to "Moron". #Olympics

5. @JohnDeVore Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer's Olympic commentary makes it seem like all of America has had a stroke.

6. ‏@beardedstoner Nothing more British than the #olympicceremony. Nothing more American than Lauer & Vieira's insipid commentary.

7. @BuzzFeedAndrew Seems apparent that Bob Costas, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Vieiradidn't think to prepare at all.

8. ‏@galinja The count on the number of times I've rolled my eyes at MeredithVieira in this broadcast thus far is at 26.

9. ‏@br3ntsp34d Whoever picked Meredith Vieira to do commentary for the opening ceremony should be slapped, then forced to listen to her doing


10. @PresidentAdams Great job with the commentary NBC. Merideth Viera sounds like she's narrating an autopsy. #OpeningCeremony

11. @unsupervised "Quite frankly none of these kids look very sick to me." - MeredithViera summing up the American approach to healthcare #olympics

12. @AStetka I will be happy when the #Olympics are over only because it means Meredith Vieira stops talking about them. #NBC

13. @jayhipps Someone could have made a lot of money tonight selling a Matt Lauer/Meredith Vieira audio filter.

14. @WitStreamdotcom The UK has the Queen, James Bond, and David Beckham. We have Ryan Seacrest, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Vieira.

15. ‏@jdharm How do I turn the Matt Lauer/Merideth Viera inane commentary track off? #OpeningCeremonies

16. @billyeichner So far I'd say the biggest shocker about the opening ceremony is that "Meredith Viera" is trending.

17. @WitStreamdotcom Didn't want to spoil the surprise, but we've hired Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer to provide commentary on all your tweets.You're welcome!

18. @jeffjarvis Why didn't I think of this before: Meredith Vieira should have asked for a lifeline.

19. ‏@LouisPeitzman "Quite frankly, none of these kids look very sick to me." - MeredithVieira, wishing cancer on children #2012LondonOlympics

20. @awfulannouncing Meredith Vieira: "One more thing I don't understand." Dynamite insight.

21. @TVMcGee "There are pictures of texting and social media use." MeredithVieira, being helpful. #Olympics

22. @dceiver I'm glad Meredith Vieira was there to explain texting to us.

23. @TVMcGee Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer are clearly talking to any potential alien life forms watching right now. Only possibly explanation.

24. ‏@AdamsLisaListening to Vieira and Lauer narrating ... I have to say, this is the best Thanksgiving Day Parade EVER! #olympics2012

25. @oodja Glad I'll be able to share the Opening Ceremonies with Bob Costas, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Vieira and NOT THE REST OF THEWORLD #olympics

26. @gdarklighter @MLauer and Meredith Viera are like that couple in the theater who sit behind you and won't shut up.

27. @Chrisreed619 Someone needs to tell Meredith Viera that there is no need for her to repeat what Kenneth Branaugh just said. He's Kenneth Branaugh.

28. @JulieDiCaro Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera are just insufferable. UGH.

29. @mujimu Its been a few hours... but I still want to slap Merideth Vieira across the face

30. ‏@frankshow loved opening ceremony for #London2012 favorite part was Rowan Atkinson and whenever Meredith Vieira wasn't talking.

31. @jimmiebjr Dear Britain. Thanks for those Opening Ceremonies. As a token of our appreciation, please keep Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera.

32. @robgwilson Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera narrating a show directed by Danny Boyle is like having Carrot Top narrate Shakespeare. #olympics#facepalm

33. ‏@itsmikerock The only thing worse than Meredith Viera & Matt Lauer commenting on the comedy bits is nothing. #openingceremony #London2012

34. @jeremycowart If commentary Olympics existed, Matt Lauer wouldn't have even qualified to compete.

35. ‏@oddlysaid The Olympics does bring people together! America is united in the opinion that Matt Lauer and Meredith Veiera should shut up.

36. @diggaduh Where in the world is Matt Lauer? On my last f--king nerve!#2012OlympicOpeningCeremony

37. @BobbyRiversTV I hope Ann Curry is watching Matt & Meredith, having a drink, reading Twitter comments and laughing. #OlympicCeremony#London2012

38. @ioa_shapiro Where's Ann Curry when you need her?

39. @Penenberg I bet Ann Curry knows who Time Berners-Lee is...

40. @joesview Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing.#OlymicsOpeningCeremony2012


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