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February 2, 2013 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Grantland presents: An Oral History of "The Super Bowl Shuffle"
posted by meadowlark lime (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great article - it really takes you behind the shuffle, with gritty tales of financial mismanagement and failed attempts at a follow-up. The Boost Mobile commercial is a hoot.
posted by porn in the woods at 11:58 AM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Semi-related: "Ram It".
posted by dersins at 12:07 PM on February 2, 2013


Also semi-related: 1988-89 Calgary Flames, "Red Hot" (trigger warning: mullets)
posted by gompa at 12:15 PM on February 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Gayle: You always get fans that tell you which player they were portraying in the rendition of "The Super Bowl Shuffle" in their school production.

Walter Fucking Payton, thanks very much.

I was also the lead in the elementary school musical that year.

I guess what I'm saying is that the Chicago Bears organization isn't the only one who peaked in 1985-86.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:40 PM on February 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


McMahon was nondescript, but Fridge was like a kid in the candy shop. He was such a bright spirit and enamored with everything and he was just fabulous, he had the best personality of anybody on the record, we thought.
posted by roger ackroyd at 2:11 PM on February 2, 2013


I watched this video over and over as a child. I even had a dance choreographed to it that I would perform for visiting relatives. We also had the song on 45. My parents taught he how to use the record player just so I would stop asking them to play the "Soupbowl Shuffle" every five minutes.
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! at 2:34 PM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Without the Super Bowl Shuffle, the Trophy Nissan Shuffle would have made a whole lot less sense.

Seriously, that ad ran for like 8 years.
posted by item at 3:36 PM on February 2, 2013


(trigger warning: mullets)

Before Billy Ray Cyrus came along, I had never heard the term mullet. Needless to say, the only term I had for that style hair cut was "hockey hair."
posted by Ranucci at 5:43 PM on February 2, 2013


Needed more McMahon.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:10 AM on February 5, 2013


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