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(Billboard)   All hail the new king. Bruno Mars's halftime show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers set a record as the largest audience ever in the history of the Super Bowl   (billboard.com) divider line 57
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2014-02-04 08:23:16 AM  
Earth Wind and Fire were incredible. Not sure why those old naked dudes had to crash the show.
 
2014-02-04 08:26:11 AM  
As someone who said "Who?" when Bruno Mars was announced as the halftime show, and also doesn't particularly care for RHCP.. that was a pretty good halftime show.
 
2014-02-04 08:26:40 AM  
so did RHCP perform this song at the Super Bowl or what?

/I bet Anthony Kiedis is jealous of that songtitle.
 
2014-02-04 08:27:57 AM  
Love that kid.
 
2014-02-04 08:30:50 AM  
Morris Day and The Time were good, but it was good hearing Black Sabbath play Sweet Leaf live again.
 
2014-02-04 08:36:29 AM  
There were four times as many celebrity nipples as in 2004, of course there was a bigger audience.
 
2014-02-04 08:45:20 AM  
Imma let you finish, but we all know 'Sweet Victory' was the greatest half time show ever...

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2014-02-04 08:48:21 AM  
I want either Weird Al or a good death metal band for halftime!
 
2014-02-04 08:57:59 AM  

mjones71822: I want either Weird Al or a good death metal band for halftime!


He would be perfect... and he could spoof every single half time show in the last decade to boot and get away with it.
 
2014-02-04 09:13:46 AM  
Good show, although the RHCP played one too many songs. But Bruno is certainly an entertainer.
 
2014-02-04 09:16:03 AM  
We caught Bruno Mars on an SNL re-run last week and it was great. He is incredibly talented. Even my husband was impressed. We like the RHCP, but they added absolutely nothing to that halftime show.
 
2014-02-04 09:22:24 AM  
What can they say? Old folks love short crooners and has-been bands!
 
2014-02-04 09:34:34 AM  
 
2014-02-04 09:38:05 AM  
Meh. Bring back Carol Channing.

/obscure?
 
2014-02-04 09:38:11 AM  
i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny
 
2014-02-04 09:44:34 AM  

DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny


America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.
 
2014-02-04 09:50:03 AM  

Dahnkster: Imma let you finish, but we all know 'Sweet Victory' was the greatest half time show ever...

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Yes it is.
 
2014-02-04 10:09:43 AM  
Lame-O in Lame'
 
2014-02-04 10:11:17 AM  

ChrisDe: DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny

America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.


This, sadly. And, well, we never actually saw a nipple, either - Janet was wearing a friggin' pastie.
 
2014-02-04 10:14:55 AM  
Stop trying to make Bruno Mars happen.  When he puts away his happy soccer mom bullsh*t I'll start paying attention.  But for now, he's on a shelf next to John Mayer.
 
2014-02-04 10:15:34 AM  

exparrot: Earth Wind and Fire were incredible. Not sure why those old naked dudes had to crash the show.


that was the first thing i said when his band got up there. i thought they totally sounded like 1979 EW&F.

as for the RCP... they were fun. too bad they were miming.
 
2014-02-04 10:21:32 AM  
That is because people watching the game were too lazy to change the channel
 
2014-02-04 10:27:40 AM  
RHCP made white people look bad.

I mean, here's this talented & well-dressed group of brown people skillfully dancing, singing & deploying their well-orchestrated show. They look & sound great.

Next thing we know a bare-shirted bunch of 50-something skate rats puke themselves onto the stage and start jumping around like 2nd century barbarians. It was embarrassing.
 
2014-02-04 10:28:02 AM  

kkinnison: That is because people watching the game were too lazy to change the channel


that and at half time they just get up, get more food and go to the bathroom.
 
2014-02-04 10:41:25 AM  

Slayinit: RHCP made white people look bad.


Why drag the Mounties into this?
 
2014-02-04 10:57:16 AM  

Slayinit: RHCP made white people look bad.

I mean, here's this talented & well-dressed group of brown people skillfully dancing, singing & deploying their well-orchestrated show. They look & sound great.

Next thing we know a bare-shirted bunch of 50-something skate rats puke themselves onto the stage and start jumping around like 2nd century barbarians. It was embarrassing.


It really was quite jarring.  And odd.  I remember seeing RHCP in concern 15 years ago.  It all made sense.  But 4 shirtless old dudes coming from nowhere to interrupt funk with a cacophony of noise?  Weird, man.
 
2014-02-04 11:09:18 AM  
I wonder what Charles Barkley had to say about the choice of entertainers. He complained once about the NBA weekend featuring acts that were no way related to the music the players and fans of NBA listen to.

But Charles likes to complain.
 
2014-02-04 11:17:57 AM  

ChrisDe: DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny

America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.


Show a nipple and America loses its shiat.  Doesn't make sense.  I was fine with the nipple.
 
2014-02-04 11:22:58 AM  
It sounds like he's on track to get on the cover of Forbes magazine with Oprah and the Queen after all.

/His best work was "Beautiful Girls" with B.o.B.
 
2014-02-04 11:23:58 AM  
(Smh, smh) I meant "Nothin' on You".  Apologies.
 
2014-02-04 12:00:16 PM  
I went to a Bruno Mars concert last summer with my teenage daughter, fully expecting to hate it & that it would be full of screaming teen girls. I was pleasantly surprised that the crowd had very few teens - mostly 30's & 40's-aged women & men. I really enjoyed the show; he & his band are old-school entertainment. They reminded me a lot of The Tempations (but Earth, Wind & Fire works too). He played drums & piano on just a few songs.

My daughter went to his concert a couple years ago at a smaller venue. She said he played the piano & drums for most of the show and he had a smaller band. Now he plays large arenas with lots of staging & pyrotechnics.
 
2014-02-04 12:00:56 PM  
Foo Fighters 2015.
 
2014-02-04 12:02:30 PM  
What?

Actual Musical Performance is better draw than titilating flesh-show starring vapid attention-whores?

(Yes, I know it was not a "live" performance, still.)
 
2014-02-04 12:28:08 PM  
I wouldn't normally be drawn to his kind of music, but he knocked it out of the farkin park that night.
 
2014-02-04 12:33:50 PM  
It's almost like I'm not on Fark right now.
 
2014-02-04 12:36:07 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Morris Day and The Time were good, but it was good hearing Black Sabbath play Sweet Leaf live again.


Haha it did sound like Sweet Leaf at the end. But all in all not a terrible halftime show.
 
2014-02-04 12:42:44 PM  
am i totally wrong thinking it was a complete lip-synch/play-synch affair?

not the lead vocals so much as everything else.
 
2014-02-04 12:49:52 PM  
Bruno Mars is basically Motown's Harry Connick Jr. - good performer, but it's all been done before and nothing new's being added.
 
2014-02-04 12:59:20 PM  
I'm thankful that RHCP didn't have a clothing malfunction.
 
2014-02-04 01:07:40 PM  

Zombie Eater: Bruno Mars is basically Motown's Harry Connick Jr. - good performer, but it's all been done before and nothing new's being added.


Whenever I hear someone say this, I'm always reminded of this quote from Strange Days

"You know how I know it's the end of the world? -Everything already been done, every kind of music's been tried, every kind of government's been tried, every farking hairstyle, bubble gum flavors, you know, breakfast cereal...What are we going to do? How are we going to make another thousand years? I'm telling you, man, it's over. We used it all up."


Only the world kept going and we are on a repeat cycle of "what's old is new again".
 
2014-02-04 01:15:59 PM  
Given how lopsided the game was, the halftime show was probably the most entertaining thing during the entire Super Bowl.  Other than for some of the commercials.
 
2014-02-04 01:50:25 PM  

eddievercetti: Foo Fighters 2015.


I don't care where we were or who was playing the actual game, I'd make sure I saw that.
 
2014-02-04 02:46:26 PM  

AeAe: ChrisDe: DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny

America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.

Show a nipple and America loses its shiat.  Doesn't make sense.  I was fine with the nipple.


America lost no shiat that day.  A few people complained and the media pumped up the volume for ratings.  It was an invented scandal.
 
2014-02-04 04:29:36 PM  

mjones71822: I want either Weird Al or a good death metal band for halftime!


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Would be the best halftime show in history.
 
2014-02-04 04:40:52 PM  
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2014-02-04 04:46:44 PM  
This was the first time I changed the channel during the halftime show. Caught the very end with the fireworks etc and he sounded great but gawd durn that kid gets on my nerves for some reason.
 
2014-02-04 05:29:33 PM  

RickN99: AeAe: ChrisDe: DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny

America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.

Show a nipple and America loses its shiat.  Doesn't make sense.  I was fine with the nipple.

America lost no shiat that day.  A few people complained and the media pumped up the volume for ratings.  It was an invented scandal.


The FCC received 540,000 complaints as a result of that half time show versus hundreds they normally receive.

While I was exaggerating when I said "America", there was a huge contingent of uptight people that had a huge problem with it.

I don't know where you live, but in America, they have a problem with nudity here.  Extreme violence is ok, but heaven forbid you show a butt cheek or a boobie.
 
2014-02-04 06:04:04 PM  

AeAe: RickN99: AeAe: ChrisDe: DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny

America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.

Show a nipple and America loses its shiat.  Doesn't make sense.  I was fine with the nipple.

America lost no shiat that day.  A few people complained and the media pumped up the volume for ratings.  It was an invented scandal.

The FCC received 540,000 complaints as a result of that half time show versus hundreds they normally receive.

While I was exaggerating when I said "America", there was a huge contingent of uptight people that had a huge problem with it.

I don't know where you live, but in America, they have a problem with nudity here.  Extreme violence is ok, but heaven forbid you show a butt cheek or a boobie.


Most FCC complaints come from Focus on the Family. The rest of us wonder why we can't have boobies on tv like in socialist Europe.
 
2014-02-04 06:37:33 PM  

Dahnkster: Imma let you finish, but we all know 'Sweet Victory' was the greatest half time show ever...


That's hilarious. Exactly what we thought of when it started. did thoroughly enjoy the show.
 
2014-02-04 06:41:08 PM  

AeAe: ChrisDe: DeusFlac: i found the part where children were used to intro a song about someone's sex send bruno mars to paradise was pretty funny

America is cool with that, as long as we don't see a nipple.

Show a nipple and America loses its shiat.  Doesn't make sense.  I was fine with the nipple.


Did America lose its shiat or did the FCC and the media do it for us?
 
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