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August 1, 2010 10:51 AM   Subscribe

With the 25th anniversary of the Super Bowl Shuffle rapidly approaching, perhaps the time has come to take a look at its inimitable legacy - one of state-of-the-art video editing, fluid rhymes, stunning choreography and brain-breaking pastels. Will either sports or music ever reach these dizzying heights again? Hopefully not. [MLYT]
posted by Toby Dammit X (26 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wait, are those pants actually the legendary Zubaz Pants in action? Wow.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:02 AM on August 1, 2010


That's a mighty fine collection, Toby. But if it doesn't include a tight shot of Lanny McDonald's big ole squirrel's tail of a mustache as he lipsyncs an '80s synth-pop melody, backed by a horn section consisting of the starting line-up of the 1986-87 Calgary Flames, it just doesn't fully address the Super Bowl Shuffle's awesome legacy.
posted by gompa at 11:05 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't think Da Bears are getting back in the studio anytime soon. To promote the upcoming season, they have resorted to ripping off Improv Everywhere's "High Five Escalator" stunt. [original | Bears version]
posted by Frank Grimes at 11:05 AM on August 1, 2010


epic sax man
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 11:08 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, the 1991 Falcons had Hammer's "Too Legit Too Quit."
posted by Frank Grimes at 11:09 AM on August 1, 2010


I don't think Da Bears are getting back in the studio anytime soon. To promote the upcoming season, they have resorted to ripping off Improv Everywhere's "High Five Escalator" stunt.

Sure, they're ripping off Improv Everywhere, but their version is much cooler; I mean, who would you rather high five, random Improv Everywhere guy or Israel Idonije? That said, I would be happy if the Bears just put together a season that didn't suck.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:14 AM on August 1, 2010


Shufflin' on down, postin' on the Blue

My favorite band is the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew. Top-notch post.
posted by porn in the woods at 11:16 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


You can buy 'em from a lady
You can buy 'em from a guy
At Trophy Trophy Trophy Nissan!
posted by item at 11:53 AM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


oops - Trophy Nissan!
posted by item at 11:58 AM on August 1, 2010


As a lifelong Chicago resident who has since witnessed a World Series victory, a Stanley Cup, and six NBA championships, can someone please make the 1985 Chicago Bears go away! Oh, look a new Dominick's is opening up, here come Steve McMichael and "Danimal" Dan Hampton with a giant pair of scissors to cut the ribbon! I worked at Rose Records in '89 and believe me, there were like a million of these 12" singles in the cut-out bins for 49 cents apiece. Please, merciful god, make it die once and for all.
posted by nimmpau at 12:07 PM on August 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Ickey
posted by rhizome at 12:15 PM on August 1, 2010


Is it just me, or was that a very young Jim Rome on lead vocals for the Dolphins video?
posted by KingEdRa at 12:27 PM on August 1, 2010


I heard that they were recording new material back in '98, but I guess that didn't pan out.
posted by Johnny Assay at 12:46 PM on August 1, 2010


The Blue Wave is on a roll!
posted by Jazz Hands at 12:53 PM on August 1, 2010


Related: the Miami-Dade County Justice Dept. presents the Sex Offender Shuffle, starring the 1988 sex offender registry.
posted by prinado at 1:47 PM on August 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


the Miami-Dade County Justice Dept. presents the Sex Offender Shuffle, starring the 1988 sex offender registry.

OH. MY. GOD.

OHMYGODOHMYGOD.

No, no no no this can't be real.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:00 PM on August 1, 2010


No, no no no this can't be real.

It's not, but it's still hilarious.
posted by ripley_ at 3:45 PM on August 1, 2010


#4 from the Bears' Super Bowl Shuffle (Maury Buford) lives a few houses down from me in a middle class neighborhood in the DFW-area. Nice guy. He did my roof. Seriously.
posted by punkfloyd at 4:13 PM on August 1, 2010


I have to agree with nimmpau here. It's been 25 years. Please, Chicago, let it go. Yes, they were a fun bunch of guys, and yes, there's still something of an 80s revival going on (at least for the next 13 months), but please give it a rest.
posted by stannate at 4:51 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


It will be a long time before I forgive any of you for this post.

Actually, this is awesome.
posted by elmer benson at 5:55 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Look, I know it's the Bears and all, but I really don't think it's fair to try and blame them for that entire series. At a certain point, Miami has to take responsibility for their own shameful and tragic decisionmaking skills. Zebra pants, really? Just because you can...

P.S. nimmpau, one of those twelve-inches is in my record collection right now. Would you like to have it? Really, it's no trouble.
posted by sldownard at 7:04 PM on August 1, 2010


Please, Chicago, let it go.

When the Bears win another Super Bowl we'll let the last one go.

Maybe. That team was epic.

Hockey and baseball championships don't cut it. Especially when it was the Sox. Maybe it was just me, but there did seem to be a lull in the nostalgia during Jordan's reign in the '90s. But it's going to take something of that magnitude.

Fucking Rex Grossman.
posted by the christopher hundreds at 7:26 PM on August 1, 2010


Please, Chicago, let it go.

I was in second grade during 1986.

We had a half-day long assembly in the morning in the gym.
We watched "the superbowl shuffle", danced, went outside for a snowball fight outside that lasted for exactly 2 minutes (how long it took before someone got injured), we played with a gigantic parachute, and did i mentiot that it was a half day out of class?

The second half day long assembly went to the older half of the school.
It ended when 3 kids were caught having sex. You read that right; the parents actually received a note regarding the incident and had a whole pta meeting for it

I guarantee you that ANY student who was at my CPS elementary school will NEVER forget how we had a school sanctioned snowball fight and orgy because most of the faculty was ecstatic about making money on their bears bets.

We will never forget that.
posted by hal_c_on at 6:05 AM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


CPS school sanctioned snowball fight and orgy?

Shit. I missed out by going to Catholic School.

I agree with everyone. This has to die. It's already been slow and painful. Just let it go already.

Hawks celebration was way better than the Bears anyway.
posted by stormpooper at 8:13 AM on August 2, 2010


Hawks celebration was way better than the Bears anyway.

flagged as "Blasphemy".
posted by hal_c_on at 2:37 PM on August 2, 2010


The Blue Wave is on a roll!

Anyone else that lived in WA in the 80s remember "Chucka Knox" based on Chaka Khan's "I feel for you"? I can find reference to it online but no link. Damn song has been stuck in my head for 25 years.
Also, We are the kickers!
posted by Tenuki at 9:53 PM on August 2, 2010


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