THE FIVE ALL-TIME WORST SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOWS
- •Tiny Tim (1969)The New York Jets might have been the hottest thing in football, beating the Baltimore Colts 16-7, but Tiny Tim was the big name in music thanks to his ukulele hit, "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips." It was the only song he performed during the halftime show, clocking in at an extended 27-minutes.
- •The Wiggles (1998)The AFC's Broncos were already dominating the Green Bay Packers at halftime when Greg Page, Jeff Fatt, Murray Cook, and Anthony Field took the stage to entertain the fans both in Qualcomm Stadium and at home with a set including Hot Potato, Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes, Where is Thumbkin? and Yawn Yawn Yawn. A minor scandal was averted when Wags the Dog prevented Captain Feathersword from stealing the Vince Lombardi trophy. For his efforts, Wags was named Most Valuable Player.
- •Art Garfunkel (1973)The producers of the 1973 extravaganza, unaware that Garfunkel and partner Paul Simon had split up a few years earlier, contacted Garfunkel to book the duo. The afroed harmonizer assured them that he'd "take care of it," but showed up on his own to entertain the crowd in the middle of the low-scoring Dolphin vs. Redskins game. Simon was there in spirit, though it would have been a much better show had he appeared in body, since Garfunkel sang a 28-minute, a capella solo set of his S&G harmonies.
- •Lou Bega (1999)Fans of Bega's Mambo No. 5 got more than they planned for at this Pro Player Stadium halftime show when he sang an extended version of the hit novelty single replacing the lyrics' "Monicas" and "Ericas" with the names of every single player on both the Falcons and Broncos rosters: "A little bit of Elway in my life, a little bit of Chandler by my side …"
- •U2 (2002)