The evolution of the Super Bowl halftime show

(updated February 6, 2021).

For a non-sports fan like me, the most exciting part of watching the Super Bowl is always the halftime show. When thinking about my favorite halftime shows throughout the years, I started to wonder when and how they became such a fundamental part of American culture. This led me down a rabbit hole of watching every Super Bowl halftime show available on the internet. I believe I have now earned at least a PHD in halftimes. Here is what I have learned.