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    Posted on Feb 26, 2013

    Can We Talk About How Good The Original “Annie” Was?

    The Jay-Z remake sounds promising, but it's going to be tough to top the original.

    If anyone can recapture the spirit of Little Orphan Annie, it's Quvenzhane Wallis.

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    That charm! That smile! That precociousness!

    We're all rooting for her.

    But can we just take a moment and talk about how the original "Annie" was kind of perfect?

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    Perfection.

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    These orphans FTW.

    I mean, this is just...

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    Ugh, feelings.

    Major props to Aileen Quinn, maybe the only non-annoying Annie ever?

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    OK, less annoying Annie. Plucky young people are always a little bit irritating.

    It doesn't get any better than Carol Burnett.

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    She is Miss Hannigan. Accept no substitutes.

    CAROL BURNETT.

    And it doesn't get any better than Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters.

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    Tim effing Curry. Bernadette effing Peters. Come on now.

    Look, this isn't even Bernadette's finest role or anything, but it's still amazing.

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    The wig alone.

    And who could be cuter than the original Molly?

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    Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.

    Lastly, it doesn't get any better than the original Sandy.

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    Or maybe it does. I don't know. But now I'm thinking about how that dog is long dead, which is a huge bummer.

    R.I.P. This dog.

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    But don't be sad! Quvenzhane is going to rock this remake.

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    Have you seen her moves?

    She's an even better choice than Willow Smith.

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    And I LOVE Willow Smith.

    Besides, you can always rent the original! (Or buy it. Just buy it.)

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    It's available on Blu-ray, in case you were wondering.

    And remember...

    Do I even need to say it?

    Will do, Annie. Will do.

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