The 6 Weirdest Super Bowl Halftime Shows That Put This Year's To Shame

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The 6 Weirdest Super Bowl Halftime Shows That Put This Year's To Shame

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This year's Super Bowl was an intense battle between two of the NFL's best teams, and there were plenty of highlights and upsets throughout the evening.

While the game was entertaining, the halftime entertainment fell a little flat. Justin Timberlake returned to the Super Bowl stage after a 14-year hiatus thanks to the infamous wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson.

It seems that Timberlake just can't shake the halftime controversy curse, with many fans criticizing the use of Prince's image in a tribute song.

This was the biggest spectacle of the evening, and compared to what we have seen in the past, it was far from satisfactory.

But if you thought that this was bad, you must not remember just how bizarre and downright weird the Super Bowl used to be!

Prince - Super Bowl 2007

The last time we ever saw the Prince grace the Super Bowl was a truly awe-inspiring concert that nearly brings us to tears knowing that he has left us forever.

At the time, while viewers were all impressed with the talented artist, they couldn't help but point out the phallic representation behind the curtain as Prince played his signature guitar that evening.

He brushed off the controversy, and continued playing until his death in 2016. He probably would have shuddered if he saw this last performance.

Temple of the Forbidden Eye - Super Bowl 1995

"Uh oh, I got a bad feeling about this!" So do we sports commentator, so do we.

I can't decide if it was the hilarious costumes or the gross adaptation of the Indiana Jones theme, but either way, this round up was terrible.

Now don't get me wrong, the dancing and special effects were pretty cool, but acting out the movie on the field felt so forced I can't help laughing at how bad it is!

Watch for yourself and see if you can last until the awkward introduction of Tony Bennett!

Winter Magic - Super Bowl 1992

Oh my God. This was apparently designed to attract people to Minneapolis, but had the absolute opposite effect.

The cheesy costumes and dancing were poorly organized, and not even figure skating across the field could salvage the performance.

This was the year that the Super Bowl lost a fifth of their audience to a station playing a new episode of In Living Color, and led to their dramatic reinvention with Michael Jackson the next year.

Jeeze, how many times did they try and say "Winter Magic" here? Answer: too many.

I don't know what the proper reaction to these next clips are, but it's probably somewhere between scratching your head and laughing out loud!

Peanuts - Superbowl 1990

Okay, sure. It was the 40th anniversary of the show Peanuts, so it makes sense that America wanted to celebrate. But why did it have to torture us in order to do it?

The creepy costumes take the stage and dance along to some cheery music, but that's not the end of it.

When the fiddler comes out and turns the whole field into a hoedown, it's hard to not want to stuff actual peanut shells into your ears.

Be Bop Bamboozled - Super Bowl 1989

All I can say is please watch the first 2:30 minutes of this video to appreciate modern 3-D effects, and sportscasting.

Bob Costas does his best to psych the audience up for the halftime show, but it just looks so dated you kind of have to snicker.

Next, the magician-turned-impersonator, Elvis Presto, leads us through a forced routine that I think caused the real Elvis to turn over in his grave.

Somewhere between the terrible effects, awkward broadcasting, and sad magic tricks, a part of America's soul died.

Main Street Electrical Parade - Super Bowl 1978

We saved the weirdest one for the end, folks. This strange and hypnotic parade orchestrated by Disney has as much to do with football as, well, anything Disney has ever done.

The psychedelic lights and screeching carnival music had audiences scrambling to cover their eyes and ears as the performance either put parents to sleep, or gave children a headache that would last for days.

After a rather boring introduction, we finally get introduced to the best choice Disney came up with for the greatest sporting event of the year; Alice In Wonderland?

Please just skip to 5 minutes in and ask yourself how many drugs you would have to consume to even begin to understand the organizer's vision for this.

You know what, on second thought, maybe Justin Timberlake's tribute to Prince wasn't so bad after all!

Share with someone who watched these awful halftime shows growing up!