To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

Super Bowl XXIII halftime show

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Super Bowl XXIII halftime show
Part ofSuper Bowl XXIII
DateJanuary 22, 1989
LocationMiami, Florida
VenueJoe Robbie Stadium
ThemeBe-Bop Bamboozled in 3-D
SponsorDiet Coke
DirectorDan Witkowski
ProducerMagiCom Entertainment
Super Bowl halftime show chronology
XXII
(1988)
XXIII
(1989)
XXIV
(1990)

The Super Bowl XXIII halftime show took place on January 22, 1989 at the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida. It was entitled "Be Bop Bamboozled in 3-D". It featured a 1950s theme, an Elvis impersonator, 3D effects (for the broadcast audience), and a magic trick.

Selection of MagiCom Entertainment as producer

The NFL was looking to find new producers and ideas for its halftime shows in the years 1988, 1989, and 1990.[1] NFL officials met with several individuals, among them was Dan Witkowski, a veteran stage illusionist and owner of the small company MagicCom, [1] He did not give them specifics for a show at the meeting, but rather asked for the opprotunity to give a formal presentation to them, which was granted.[1] To pique the interest of the league officials, Witkowski put a padlock on the leather-bound pitch books he sent to the member of the league's halftime show selection committee ahead of his presentation.[1][2] After his presentation, Witkowski and his company were given the opportunity to co-produce the 1988 pre-game show (as a dry-run of sorts) as well the 1989 halftime show.[1]

Production

The halftime show created was titled "Be Bop Bamboozled".[1][3]

It was decided that the show would have a 1950s theme.[1] The show featured an Elvis impersonator dubbed "Elvis Presto", played by then-Solid Gold dancer Alex Cole.[1] Despite this, not one actual Elvis Presley song was performed, and the show instead featured songs from musicals among other tunes.[2][4] Cole had not originally been the individual cast to impersonate Elvis. Rather, he wast the choreographer for an individual cast, who had previously played Elvis on Broadway.[1] When that individual backed out, Cole was cast in his place.[1] The vocals of "Elvis Presto" were pre-recorded, performed by Jody LoMedico.[1]

The show featured roughly 2,000[2] South Florida-area dancers and performers.[1][3] Among the choreographers was June Taylor.[2] Donald Pippin was in charge of the music.[1]

A number of magic tricks had been considered by Witkowski.[1] It was decided that their big trip would be a large-scale card trick.[1]

The show also featured the use of 102 custom-made Harley Davidson motorcycles, as well as pink Cadillacs and fireworks.[1][2][5]

Several scenes included computer generated 3D images.[1] Prior to the game, Coca-Cola distributed 3-D glasses at retailers for viewers to use.[1] At the start of the halftime show, primary sponsor Diet Coke aired the first commercial in 3D.[1] Coca-Cola had originally planned to use the 3D Diet Coke commercial as part of the Moonlighting season finale, which was also aired in 3D, but withdrew plans due to the 1988 Writers Guild of America Strike.[1] This made the show the first 3D television event to be broadcast.[6] Coca-Cola manufactured 26 million pairs of 3D glasses, despite the Super Bowl having a much greater audience.[1]

Synopsis

The show began with a pre-taped introduction by Bob Costas, followed by the 3D Diet Coke commercial.[1]

The show then began with "Elvis Presto" (an Elvis Presley impersonator), the performance's emcee, appearing from inside a jukebox.[1]

Various songs were performed.

Among the stunts in the show was the appearance of dancers defying gravity by leaning horizontally against parking meters.[1]

3D visual graphics were incorporated into the broadcast.[1]

A card trick was performed. Presto urged the stadium audience to pick one of four cards, and an applause meter indicated which card the audience had chosen.[1]

Setlist

Critical reception

Various outlets have retrospectively ranked the show as among the worst halftime performances.[7][8][9][10]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Rossen, Jake (February 4, 2018). "Oral History: The Strangest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever". Mental Floss. Mental Floss. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mandell, Nina (24 January 2014). "25 years ago, a Super Bowl halftime show changed halftime shows forever". For The Win. USA Today. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Super Bowl History – Entertainment". National Football League. 2011. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  4. ^ Andrews, Travis (February 2, 2018). "From Elvis Presto to Michael Jackson: How the Super Bowl halftime show found its groove". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Tebbutt, Chris (2 October 2020). "Elvis Presto to Political Statements: The Growth of The Super Bowl Half Time Show!". Gridiron Hub. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  6. ^ J. Knapfel. "How an Elvis Impersonator Helped Change Super Bowl History". VIPTickets.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  7. ^ King, Matt (27 January 2013). "10 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  8. ^ Pevos, Edward (5 February 2017). "These trainwrecks are the 10 worst Super Bowl halftime shows ever". mlive. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Watch: The best and worst of all 51 Super Bowl halftime shows". Dallas News. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  10. ^ Tallent, Aaron (9 February 2021). "Ranking Every Super Bowl Halftime Show". AthlonSports.com. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
This page was last edited on 13 June 2021, at 10:43
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.