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Up With People Halftime Show Super Bowl X "200 Years and Just a Baby" Jan 1976
youtube.com video ^ | January 18, 1976 | Up With People

Posted on 02/05/2012 3:50:06 AM PST by SMGFan

I remember the Bicentennial overdose we had in 1976. Never saw this before.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: halftime

1 posted on 02/05/2012 3:50:14 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I never saw it before either. And hopefully I’ll never see it again.


2 posted on 02/05/2012 3:59:29 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

“200 Years and Just a Baby”

Let’s make sure Obama doesn’t abort it.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 4:09:17 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: tanknetter

Seeing as people are tweeting my topic.

Thanks for the story ew.com, ew.com said
*Super Bowl X (1976) The theme was “A Tribute to America’s Bicentennial: 200 Years and Just a Baby”. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys in a great game. But the second half was tough to focus on thanks to squeaky-clean, milk-drinking musical numbers provided by Up With People, a Benetton-ad collection of students from all over the world gathered together to make the cast of Fame look like hardened criminals. If you’re too young to remember Up With People, let’s put it this way — they are the music that gets played in hell’s waiting room.

Worst Halftime shows ever: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/02/04/a-brief-survey-of-the-worst-super-bowl-halftime-shows-ever/


4 posted on 02/05/2012 4:10:52 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I see that SB XXV is listed. The half time might have been lame but it featured the best rendition of the National Anthem by Witney Houston you will ever hear. I still play it now and then for inspiration. There was even a dramatic fly-over at the end of the anthem right on que. Remember it was during Desert Storm. That game also featured the most heartbreaking ending to as I am a Buffalo Bills fan and Scott Norwood’s kick on the final play was just wide right.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 4:31:34 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: SMGFan

I loved it! Of course, I dated one of the UWP girls intermittently that year and watched Up With People perform with her, so I may be biased.


6 posted on 02/05/2012 4:48:00 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SMGFan
If you’re too young to remember Up With People, let’s put it this way — they are the music that gets played in hell’s waiting room.

I only made it about 2-minutes into the video and, not being able to take it any longer, turn it off.

I'd note tho, that according to the related videos listed on the right, they were actually invited back for Superbowl XVI?!?!?!

Also, did anyone else notice that right at the beginning there's a guy up on the platform who isn't exactly in synch with the others (he was wearing a blue shirt)? Then he's gone from the remainder of the video.
7 posted on 02/05/2012 4:50:43 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: mc5cents
I'll take this guy (Why Being American Is Awesome: Jim Cornelison's National Anthem on 9-11-11) over Whitney's vocal gymnastics any day.
8 posted on 02/05/2012 4:56:01 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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9 posted on 02/05/2012 4:59:56 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: SMGFan

I did a parade in Atlanta, and Up with People were on the float right behind us. We thought they were pretty obnoxious, mainly because Up with People people are more or less the opposite of Drum & Bugle Corps people.


11 posted on 02/05/2012 5:06:24 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Is that a pic of the Up With People guys today?


12 posted on 02/05/2012 5:27:32 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

LOL! No, but it probably would be pretty accurate. I’m not aging well either!


13 posted on 02/05/2012 5:41:34 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: SMGFan
Definitely better than watching an aging Madonna during half time.
14 posted on 02/05/2012 5:48:17 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: heylady

My thoughts exactly.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 5:53:43 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: SMGFan; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
This year's Halftime Show is sure to make me Fed Up With People.
16 posted on 02/05/2012 6:33:15 AM PST by martin_fierro (Madonna On and On)
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To: raybbr
Here's the guy Cornelison replaced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpxVE_kQXg&feature=fvst.

17 posted on 02/05/2012 6:34:55 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SMGFan

That Super Bowl halftime show was far superior than any of them that I have seen over the last couple decades or so.


18 posted on 02/05/2012 7:30:52 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SMGFan
I have watched every Super Bowl and I do I remember SB X. The first really great contest in the SB, lots of scoring, lots of great plays... lots of drama all the way to the last seconds... and my Steelers won for their second Lombardi trophy. But the halftime show?????.

I have been proudly ignoring SB half-time shows for XLVI years.

19 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:34 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Pollster1

My mom dragged the whole family to these concerts when I was a kid.


20 posted on 02/05/2012 7:50:59 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: raybbr
I saw Cornelison's rendition and it was very good. But I was at Super Bowl 25 (Giants-Bills) and it was right after we went into Desert Storm. The security to get into the stadium in Tampa was over the top.(Portents of things to come?) I guess what I'm saying is perhaps you had to be there to appreciate it.

Anyway, this video gives you some of the flavor of the time. I STILL love her singing of the anthem that day.

21 posted on 02/05/2012 10:45:10 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: SMGFan
Knew a really talented schoolmate who was picked to join Up With People. She was told she needed to come up with around $3000. A good amount of money for the late 70s. She passed on it.

Any bad show from a group of performers I name “Throw Up With People.”

22 posted on 02/05/2012 6:01:55 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Fiji Hill

It was pathetic.


23 posted on 02/05/2012 6:05:15 PM PST by ully2
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