Forget Facebook the movie — how about Facebook the musical?

So last night I discovered this and boggled:

Welcome. I’m Aaron Sorkin. I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name — which I find more flattering than creepy — but this is me. I don’t know how I can prove that but feel free to test me.

I’ve just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)

There was much laughter over on ILE when I started a thread about it. And scorn and more besides. But then poster Moley suggested:

It should be a musical. What would it be called? Oh yeah, Facebook!, of course.

I responded:

No way, they film this as a straightforward comedy/drama, and then the musical adaptation off-Broadway is called Poke!

And we were off and running. I’ve contributed various bits of doggerel though I’m fondest of these two:

“I’m nervous, I’m anxious!
I can only hesitate!
Tell my friends, all at once
About yesterday’s date
Will they read, do they care
For my status updaaaaaate!”

“If I knew then
What I know now
Those deep feelings that say it all
Don’t ask me when
Don’t insist how
Just believe I’ll write on your wall…”

And others have chimed in, but I think Thomas’s two contributions are the latest winners:

I was dreaming of a day when I could be free
And no new notifications would be waiting for me
So I’ve poked my final poke and now I’ll live beneath the trees
Aaaaaagh wait just gotta have my turn on scrabulous (R.I.P)

You must change your status
in order to update us
on the little things that we don’t need to know
hey! you have new photos
of your brand new coat! oh!
and your brother’s band is cancelling their show

Further contributions welcome.


7 Responses to “Forget Facebook the movie — how about Facebook the musical?”

  1. nariposa Says:

    This post is gonna go viral on facebook.

  2. Ned Raggett Says:

    And I look forward to the impact. 😉

  3. Charlotte Williams Says:

    hee hee, facebook the musical is coming to kingston collage on the 20th October and im doing the get in and the follow spot!!!

  4. Ned Raggett Says:

    Hahah, this is brilliant. I must know more!

  5. Anthony stephen springall Says:

    just to inform all there will be facebook the musical at the Edingburgh festival 2009. enjoy

  6. Ned Raggett Says:

    Hahah, nice. You guys got a website going at this point?

  7. anthony Says:


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