Orlando Jones crashed our offices to livetweet the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ premiere

We hung out with Orlando Jones last night while he shared his reactions to the highly anticipated season 2 opener.

 

Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Published Sep 23, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 1:12 pm CDT

Sleepy Hollow may be one of the year’s most unexpected hits, but it’s got nothing on the inventiveness of one of its stars, Orlando Jones. Fans have embraced Jones due to his deep understanding of fandom and his love of social media, which he’s used to livetweet shows, including his own.

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Last night, Jones dropped by the Daily Dot’s New York office to livetweet the highly anticipated premiere of Sleepy Hollow season 2. What’s better than seeing your own show for the first time? Sharing it with Twitter, of course.

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Shout out to my peeps at @dailydot who are hosting me at their offices for the S2 premiere.

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Here’s how Jones experienced the evening—complete with lots of Ichabbie shipping and Ghostbusters references.

Season 2 #SleepyHollow begins 2nite & I want 2 send a #thankyounote WE R HERE BECAUSE OF #SleepyHeads PURE and SIMPLE #thanku4watchinWeluvu

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 22, 2014

Where’s Ashton Kutcher when you need him #IchyGotPunked #PunkyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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We’re 3 minutes in and the sad ass music already started. #KissHer #OMGIchabbieIsHappeninggggggg

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Of course it didn’t take long for the Ichabod/Abbie shipping to start.

I don’t want a door to open, I want some loving between the sheet. #StopTeasingUs

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Is that a Tommy Gun?? No wait it’s Blade 4. #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Wait, is it me… how the hell did she get out of purgatory? Did I miss an episode??

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Headless is the worst/best shot I’ve ever seen, but he does know his way around a blade. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Wait, did the Department of Defense fund Moloch’s army too?

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Dude, stop name dropping the founding fathers. Nobody cares that you saw Franklin’s junk. #JunkyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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#SleepyHollow wherein we learn that Ben Franklin was a kinky kinky man.

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

First rule in purgatory — there are no rules in purgatory. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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“I am the key master. Are you the gate keeper?” #SlepeyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

“Me me me”, the 2nd horseman of the apocalypse is SUCH a narcissist. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

The den of sin? You mean Los Angeles? #LAHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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I too am a sinner, but I be sinning for Jesus. #SinnyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

NeoBod Crane be like – “there is no key” #MatrixHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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This is like Little Shop of Horrors meets Men In Black but the memory erasing thing don’t work. #DidNotSeeThatTwistComing

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Send me your snaps reacting to that opening and see mine “snapchat: theorlandojones” #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

That did NOT look right. Was Ms BAMF just giving the 2nd horseman a “sin job.” Nope nope nope #SmuttyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Forget SIRI Ichabod, you better call Yolanda to get some help #ThankYouForCallingOnStar #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

I cannot believe this girl is still wearing a corset. when is Katrina going to fashion week to get comfortable?? #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Neck skin be like “I left my new show on ABC because I. CAN’T. QUIT. YOU” #SelfieHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Does Google Translate have a Moloch to English feature? #IJustDontUnderstand

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

I need to communicate with Crane but all I can get down here is AT&T. #CoverageInPurgatorySucks

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Did Ichabod just Snapchat his last will & testament? That’s my dude right there.

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Wait, how did he get out? Was that some Kill Bill isn right there? #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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I’m disappointed that he did not text back with any of my new @irocemoticons #TextyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

“i won’t be here when you come out. I have a new show and it’s AWESOME!!” #DontGoAndy #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Mrs BAMF!!!!!!!! The real Queen Bee!! #IShipItSOHARD!!!!!! #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Abbie’s trapped. But first, aren’t there Starbucks on every corner? They need a venti latte with Soy. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Only trusted himself? Ben Franklin was a millennial before it was even a thing. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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She’s alive!!!! #MazelTov #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

“Don’t fight it Abbie. It’s meant to be” #Ichabbie5eva

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Funny how he was able to spend more time in Purgatory in 1 session with Abbie than w/ his wife from the minute he woke up. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Headless be like – “Lucy…I’m home”. #HeadlessHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

You, me and your sister… if I die then at least you can be girl group. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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“You no the rules, no eating or drinking in there. they don’t even do gluten free” #HungryHollow #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

It’s like all the zombies who died in @WalkingDead_AMC got an other shot making their SAG Health Insurance #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Did Ichabod Crane just growl? Now all of a sudden, we’re in Cats?? Why not, we’ve seen everything else. #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Ichabod kicking Ichabdo’s ass?? Awesome #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Cuz he didn’t say leftenant. #TheReasonForEverything #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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Shit, it’s the wrong key – #SaidIchabodNever #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

“Fool me once, shame on — shame on you Moloch. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Moloch is one of the Knights of the Roundtable. So confused?? #SleepyHollow

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

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At least they’re all going to save Irving now… oh wait. Never mind #FreeFrankIrving #SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

As you can tell, last night was the zany, wonderfully off-kilter roller coaster we’ve come to expect from this show, with Abbie battling her way out of purgatory and Ichabod battling his way out of a coffin, then battling, er, himself. It’s complicated. Also, we got a naked Benjamin Franklin because that’s the kind of show this is.

While we didn’t get Frank Irving—Jones’ character on the show—rest assured he won’t be gone long:

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.@BurnNoticeFan Patience. #FRankIrving is still alive and I promise u won’t be disappointed but you will be surprised. #ShhKeepThisBetweenUs

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Just the way we like it!

Overheard “Did they fire Orlando from the show but hire him to do social media marketing?” #TweetsByThePound SleepyPremiere

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Thanks for hanging with us, Orlando!

Much love to my @dailydot peeps #SleepyPremiere pic.twitter.com/vItwxELLZ4

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 23, 2014

Photo via SleepyHollowFox/Twitter

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2014, 12:42 pm CDT