A Brief Note In Support Of Making Weird Al The Next Super Bowl Halftime Show Star
by Perry Michael Simon on February 5, 2012
After watching Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show (okay, I peeked at it from the kitchen while washing out the chili pot), the proposal made by Julian Garcia of the New York Daily News in a column in Saturday’s paper seems to me even more appropriate:
We need a Weird Al Super Bowl halftime show. Seriously, this HAS to happen.
The Super Bowl halftime show needs a truly iconic personality to make it work, but it really works best when the icon’s still relevant. And who’s more relevant than Weird Al Yankovic? He continues to record successful music, he sells out his concerts, and it would be way more entertaining than most of the halftime shows we’ve seen in years. Plus, there’s a strong chance Cirque du Soleil wouldn’t show up, which would be a net plus. And if Weird Al does it, that means another year we won’t get a return performance by the Black Eyed Peas, so, yeah.
Anyway, I have no idea how to make this a reality. Do we hashtag tweets with #weirdalforsuperbowlhalftime? Do we send politely-worded but passionate emails to the NFL? You guys could probably come up with a way.
Weird Al for Super Bowl Halftime. Like #sixseasonsandamovie, it’s an idea whose time has come.