3. Michael Jackson (Super Bowl XXVII, 1993): It's tough to overstate how awful Super Bowl halftime shows used to be. Just a few years before this one, the featured entertainment included George Burns,... more 
3. Michael Jackson (Super Bowl XXVII, 1993): It's tough to overstate how awful Super Bowl halftime shows used to be. Just a few years before this one, the featured entertainment included George Burns, Chubby Checker and a magician named, yes, "Elvis Presto." (Yes, really.) Once someone finally realized that the most-watched TV show of the year actually could attract some of the top musical talent in the world, halftimes took a huge leap forward in quality. We all owe MJ a debt of gratitude, otherwise we'd still be watching unknown gymnastics troupes desperately gyrating for our attention. less 
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