Pop Goes the Super Bowl: 10 Times the Top 40 Touched Down at Halftime

Michael Jackson, middle fingers, nip slips, and NKOTB

Super Bowl halftime show pop
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When: 1992, Super Bowl XXVI, Washington Redskins (W) vs. Buffalo Bills (L)
Who: Gloria Estefan with Olympic figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill
Boom: Only a couple of channels away, Fox was airing a live In Living Color special that featured such skits as "Homeboyz Shopping Network" and Jim Carrey as "Fire Marshall Bill," plus Color Me Badd doing "I Wanna Sex You Up" while Fly Girl Jennifer Lopez got her groove on.
Bust: What's the sound of a nation not giving any fucks? Oh right — one big meh.

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