Weird Al Wouldn’t Be Worse Than These 5 Super Bowl Halftime Disasters

by (@JordanRuntagh)

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Yesterday we were delighted to learn that a drunk man in Seattle created a petition for “Weird Al” Yankovic to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime show. Apparently we weren’t the only happy ones, because thousands of fans have since added their support, hopefully bringing the “Tacky” singer one step closer to the 50-yard line. We can’t think of a better way to spend game day than watching the beloved accordion god perform his comedy classics. Sure, it’s an unorthodox choice, but he’s gotta be way better than these allegedly stadium-savvy stars who fumbled big time.

5. Madonna ft. LMFAO and M.I.A. (2012)

From M.I.A flipping the bird, to “World Peace” spelled out in candles, everything about this set made us snort nachos and seven layer dip out of our nose.

 

4. Up With People (1986)

These upbeat but bland performers aren’t the absolute worst in Super Bowl history, but they certainly don’t warrant an incredible five appearances in the halftime show. Once was more than enough. The NFL pulled the plug after this set from Super Bowl XX.

 

3. Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett, and Teddy Pendergrass (1995)

Dubbed Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, Disney produced this overblown spectacle to promote their newly opened Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland. Kind of a stretch considering that the last Indy movie had been released six years before. Also, the truly bizarre combo of adult-contemporary musicians felt like an acid trip at a senior center.

 

2. The Black Eyed Peas (2011)

An army of glowing dancers couldn’t save this train wreck, which sounded suspciously like someone forgot to turn on the Auto-Tune. What’s worse, Slash somehow got roped into the mess, and together they butchered “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The nation is still awaiting an apology from the BEPs.

 

1. Elvis Presto (1989)

An Elvis impersonator doing a stadium-wide card trick?  Seriously, what the f-ck was this?

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