'Peter Pan Live!': The best, worst and most WTF moments from the musical

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NBC's second live musical event, Peter Pan Live! aired Thursday, Dec. 4. The three hour musical production starred Girls actress Allison Williams in the title role and Christopher Walken as the villainous Captain Hook. Here's a look at some of the best, worst and most Walken-tastic moments from the show...

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'Peter Pan Live!': The best, worst and most WTF moments from the musical
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: Minnie Driver as Adult Wendy -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Islanders -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Islanders -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Islanders -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: Minnie Driver as Adult Wendy -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Alligator -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Christian Borle as Smee -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli O'Hara as Mrs. Darling, Christian Borle as Mr. Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Noodler, Ryan Andes as Admirable Chrichton, Michael Park as Cecco, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Austin Lesch as Bill Jukes, Christian Borle as Smee, Gary Milner as The Vicar, John Arthur Greene as Robert Mullins, Andrew Pirozzi as Pirate, Matt Wall as Skylights, Marty Lawson as Pirate -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Christian Borle as Smee, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Austin Lesch as Bill Jukes, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Christian Borle as Smee, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Chris Sullivan as Noodler -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
2014 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: The cast of 'Peter Pan Live!' performs at the 2014 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
2014 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: The cast of 'Peter Pan Live!' performs at the 2014 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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THE BEST

Nana - Hands down, the dog is the breakout star from the beginning of the production. Not only did Nana not miss a cues (unlike some of the human performers) but she's also just super adorable.

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Mrs. Darling's First Song – Broadway veteran Kelli O'Hara, who played Wendy's mother, shined with her performance of "Tender Shepherd" -- one of the production's early standout numbers.

The Sets - You can criticize some of the performances, some of the special effects, some of the musical numbers, and some of the costuming choices, but the sets are killer. They feel expansive, grounded in reality, and successful imaginative.

THE WORST

Focus Issues – Sure it's just a tech issue, but it really does help to keep your actors in focus, especially when the show is going in for a tight close-up. This is a problem you'll never have when you put on a musical in a theater, but the transition to live television can produce unforeseeable problems.

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Michael's Flying Freakout – When Michael, the youngest of the Darling children, is first pulled up into the sky on wires, it seemed like he was not expecting it at all. Maybe it's because he's young, or that he was excited, but it looked like he was going to hyperventilate while flying over miniature London.

THE MOST WTF?!

Peter Pan's Creepy Entrance – Allison Williams suddenly appearing in the dead of night through an open window is just as terrifying as a flying kidnapper's entrance should be.

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Hook's Three-Second Encore – In the middle of a commercial break, the show cut back to Walken's Hook attempting to sing a note for a grand total of three seconds before cutting back to commercials, leaving everyone at home confused and vaguely unsettled.

THE WALKEN

Hook's Multi-Regional Accent – Swinging wildly from vaguely Russian to vaguely English, but also with randomly scattered pirate slang, Walken's accent made every single moment feel like a bizarre Saturday Night Live sketch.

Hook's Throne – He has a La-Z-Boy recliner throne! Legitimately, that's awesome. More pirates should have recliner thrones. Wait, when did pirates have thrones? Whatever, it's amazing.

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Walken's Fake Tap-Dancing – Everyone knows Walken comes from a song and dance background, but he is getting on in his years. That being said, if they are going to have fake tap dancing, he could at least try his best to match it.

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

- Why is there a dead maid in the Darlings' closet?

- Where did Peter Pan get all that mesh for his costume? Is Neverland just full of raver clothing stores from the mid-1980s?

- How can the Lost Boy's house be so spotless when not a single one of them knows how to effectively sweep or mop?

- Who is the Peter Pan Live! equivalent to The Sound of Music Live! hottie Michael Campayno?

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Ready for more Peter Pan? Check out the trailer for next year's origin story feature Pan, which stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as a young Captain Hook and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

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