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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.

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

That charm! That smile! That precociousness!
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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?

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

The wig alone.
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The wig alone.

And who could be cuter than the original Molly?

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.
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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.

Have you seen her moves?
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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.)

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