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"Looks like a great LA day today. Unless of course #sharknado is coming. Fingers crossed..." the mayor tweeted.
With a premise that seems borne from channel-surfing between the Weather and Discovery channels, "Sharknado" has drawn loving praise from across the Twitterverse for its low-budget effects and epically entertaining story line.
The combination of an absurd premise (tornadoes that rain sharks onto Southern California), green-screen special effects and Los Angeles inside jokes proved ripe
The first response to Garcetti came from @adamsteinbaugh: "@ericgarcetti now nobody will believe you when the real sharknado comes."
The movie was heavy with references to L.A.'s notoriously clogged freeways and aversion to rain, all which made for an amusing experience for locals -- and the Almighty.
"Sharknados! Why didn't I think of that?" tweeted @TheTweetOfGod, before offering up a bevy of potential "Sharknado" sequels including "Wolfcano," "Bearnami," "Hippoquake," "Piranhurricane," "Tarantulavalanche" and "Lizard Blizzard."
KTLA-TV reporter Jennifer Gould polled her Twitter followers asking what animal-storm combo should be next.
Twitter user @OmarAzimi was quick with a suggestion: "Rabbitstorm - A killer storm on a small coastal town brings an invasion of mutant rabbits who terrorize the town residents."