By Will Robinson
December 08, 2016 at 04:21 AM EST
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Get out your aerosol cans and put on your best dancing shoes: Hairspray Live! has finally arrived.

NBC’s take on the musical pulled up the curtain Wednesday night for a live national audience, recreating the familiar images from the original John Waters film and stage production — with Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, and more filling out the cast for the pointed retro flashback about one teenage girl’s dream to integrate a popular dance show.

The show was bereft of major hiccups, which is always a plus for live productions. Its finale occurred on the Corny Collins Show in front of a live studio audience — who was completely into it.

Relive the best moments from the three-hour dance party below. Stay tuned for EW’s full review.

And we’re off!

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Tracy loves Baltimore — she even sings about it.

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Meet Corny Collins!

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We all want what Edna and Wilbur have, right?

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Parents will never, ever understand.

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Especially Penny.

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Velma Von Tussle isn’t even secretly mean: She’s straight-up mean.

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She’s got moves though.

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Love at first sight (from behind). Link is a dreamboat.

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Detention doesn’t seem all that bad if you learn how to dance better.

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Tracy then showed Corny her awesome moves.

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And she made it on his show!

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Her folks are so proud.

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Fun fact: “Link” is the teenage lingo for “swoon.”

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That was … unexpectedly aggressive.

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In the ’60s, bra measurements happen in the streets.

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“Welcome to the 60s,” where three Tracys look great and dance together.

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No better time to court/dance than before PE class.

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This isn’t the usual way to play dodgeball.

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Look outside your window: amazing dancers are there.

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Wake up. Jennifer Hudson is here as Miss Motormouth and is perfect.

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Fight for everybody’s right to dance.

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Truly: The Turnblads are aspirational.

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Prison, where true feelings shine.

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Everyone ‘ships Penny and Seaweed.

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Still recovering from THAT inexplicably powerful Miss Motormouth performance.

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Amber thinks she has Miss Teenage Hairspray locked up …

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… but Tracy and Penny have something to say. Time for the finale!

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Could there have been a better way to say goodnight with a different duo than these two? No way.

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