60 Minutes taps into "Star Wars" fan base

"I've never watched 60 Minutes....Until they said they're talking about Star Wars," a viewer tweets about a profile of J.J. Abrams

"Talk about 'The Force.' The fans are a force to be reckoned with," Bill Whitaker told "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams on Sunday's 60 Minutes. "It's intense."

That intensity was evident on social media this week. Some fans experienced physical reactions:

Just peed a little!

Posted by Matt Ryan Hinson on Monday, December 14, 2015

60 Minutes managed to convert a few non-believers:

And the "Star Wars" franchise garnered a few new fans as well:

Fans of Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton also flooded the Twitter-sphere. But it wasn't his driving that drew the biggest response, it was his music and his not-yet-released first album.

Some liked it:

Others not so much:

But one fan sang a different tune: