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Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:
The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and scooped million of viewers away from the halftime show the next year (more on this later). So the producers of the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show pulled out the big gun: a solo performance by Michael Jackson. In full military regalia, Jackson starts with Jam then does a quick wardrobe change for Billie Jean, Black or White, and Heal the World.