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Old 01-30-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Indiana Jones & Super Bowl XXIX

I didn't realize it until today, but the halftime show for the 1995 Super Bowl was about our hero. Here's the Wikipedia entry under SB XXIX:

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The halftime show was titled "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye" and was produced by Disney to promote their Indiana Jones Adventure attraction at Disneyland that opened later that year. The show featured actors playing Indiana Jones and his girlfriend Marion who were raiding the Vince Lombardi Trophy from the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. The show also had performances by singers Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle, jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and the Miami Sound Machine. The show ended with everybody singing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", the song featured in Disney's (which later acquired ABC) 1994 film The Lion King.

Sounds... campy. Does anyone have any screen shots from the show they can share, or know of any website with video of this show?
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:27 AM   #2
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I found a review. I wonder: if Marion hit Indy with the dresser mirror... would it have been a wardrobe malfunction?

The performance begins with a flashback in which Indiana Jones is seen in the jungle, snapping his whip at some ferns and shrubs, which he has mistaken for enemies. He enters a temple only to shout, "The Super Bowl trophy is gone! Come on everybody! We've got to find it!" Suddenly, we are transported to Joe Robbie Stadium, which has been transformed into the Temple of Patti LaBelle. It is populated with the entire cast of the Copacabana's All-Headdress Nightclub, including the bouncers. One of the bouncers hands the trophy to another bouncer, who commences to bark like a dog. This, apparently, is the way Bad Guys express triumph in the Temple of Patti LaBelle. Patti LaBelle shoves her way through the bouncers and begins singing a song which goes "re-re-re-re-re-re-re-release yourself!" which is apparently Bad Guy language for, "We have stolen the trophy, and we are willing to sell it to the San Diego Chargers." At this critical juncture, Indiana Jones arrives at the stadium via parachute, having apparently been unable to score tickets. His arrival causes massive consternation among the bouncers at the Temple of Patti LaBelle, despite the fact they outnumber him 800 to one. Or 800 to two. He has a female companion named Marian whose job it is to shout, "Indy! Indy!" every few seconds. Then, Indy is attacked by a bunch of Bad Guys dressed up as either kung fu warriors or killer monks. He dispatches them by the dozens, using no weapon except choreography. Marian manages to get captured, despite her repeated invocations of the word, "Indy! Indy!" Now Indy has to beat up about 20 Bad Guys, which he accomplished mostly by twirling. Marian does her part by setting a bad guy on fire with a torch. This, to me, is the essence of why the arts are so rewarding: I can sit at home, eat chips, drink beer and watching a man catch fire on live TV. The flaming Bad Guy then plunges into a pit, which is apparently the same one the San Diego Chargers had fallen into. Indy and Marian grab the trophy, escape the Temple and run all over the field. Then, in a predictable plot twist, they find themselves in a nightclub starring Tony Bennett. Can you believe their rotten luck? Indy and Marian face many perils here, the main one being that Tony can't hear the music and seems to be singing "Caravan" while the pianist is playing "Fly Me to the Moon." Suddenly, jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval delivers a blazing trumpet solo. I have no idea how this was allowed to happen. Sandoval is a musical genius and thus does not belong within miles of a Super Bowl halftime show. This lapse into good taste lasts for only a few seconds, because suddenly, Indy and Marian get up and pretend to dance. They leave their Super Bowl trophy sitting on their table, because, frankly, they are morons. However, a bunch of Mighty Morphin Power Monks burst into the nightclub and proceed to toss the trophy to each other, thus completing more passes than Stan Humphries. Marian varies her performance by yelling, "Jones! Jones!" thus showing her versatility. Then a bunch of sabre-wielding dervishes attack Indy, and he dispatches them with yet more deadly dance steps, although frankly, by this time, I was hoping he would whip out a gun and shoot them. He recaptures the trophy and announces, "I'm giving it to the winner of Super Bowl XXIX." In hindsight, he should have just called Steve Young up to the stage right then and there, given him the trophy, and sent everyone home. But no, there was still the grand finale to get through, which consisted of another song, some laser lights, and a bunch of flash-pot explosions. This created so much smoke that the field was obscured for the second half kickoff. The cameras could barely peer through the murk. It hardly mattered since most of the country had already switched over to "60 Minutes."
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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I wonder if Careerbuilder's 2 "Jungle Inc." ads for Sunday's game will reference Indy? Instead of chimps in the office, it's an office in the jungle, where people dodge poison darts, etc. The teaser to the set of 5 states "Monkeys. Very unreliable." Sounds like something Sallah would say.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:05 PM   #4
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*game day bump*

So, anyone have a 1995 Super Bowl videotape laying around? Youtube still waits...
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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Yes, I have it on VHS. It was incredibly campy and corny, as all SB 1/2 time shows are, but I had to have it nonetheless. Price of being an Indyfan.

I don't know how I'd get it on Youtube. I'd have to convert the VHS to CD or DVD, I suppose, and I have no idea how much that would cost or if it's worth the trouble. I'd like to do it, actually, but it sounds like a huge bother.

I have to say, though, that it was absolutely awesome to hear thousands of fans cheering when Indy landed in the stadium via parachute!!

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Old 02-04-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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I remember the Indy half-time show and thought it was one of worst half-times I'd ever seen. As a fan, I was embarrased to see the character of Indy "performed" the way he was. The costume looked like crap and the whole show was just a piece of junk. Could have been done much much better.
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:01 PM   #7
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IGN rated it the No. 1 worst Super Bowl Halftime Show in it's history.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:58 AM   #8
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Another game day bump. Is it out there?
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #9
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I remember this... lol. If anyone manages to find it, I'd love to see it for nostalgia purposes.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #10
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I found it on youtube last year and used it for trivia...
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:05 PM   #11
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I found it on youtube last year and used it for trivia...


Did you happen to save the FLV?
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:19 PM   #12
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Did you happen to save the FLV?

NO! ...and you can thank me later, after you've had time to consider it.

It was a g-damn disgrace, "Indy" was there for all of a minute and a half.

Imagine Indy on Broadway! (cue jazz hands) ...or even Indy on Ice!

It was worse. Even worse than Indy on Ice on Broadway.

I almost scratched my own eyes out...

Never have I been so thank full for grainy, poor VHS tracking, bleeding colors and pronounced interlacing.

In a word: FABULOUS!
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:58 PM   #13
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Yes, I have it on VHS. It was incredibly campy and corny, as all SB 1/2 time shows are, but I had to have it nonetheless. Price of being an Indyfan.

I don't know how I'd get it on Youtube. I'd have to convert the VHS to CD or DVD, I suppose, and I have no idea how much that would cost or if it's worth the trouble. I'd like to do it, actually, but it sounds like a huge bother.

I have to say, though, that it was absolutely awesome to hear thousands of fans cheering when Indy landed in the stadium via parachute!!
Indyologist, I have not forgotten that you have this on VHS!

Personal experience: The Superbowl party I went to that year was at a friend's apartment who lived about a 10 min. drive from my place. Upon learning that the halftime show was going to be Indy, I wanted to go home and set my VCR. The guys laughed and said, "It's going to be stupid. Don't bother, etc." but the idea still churned in my head. When the break came, everyone got up and hit the fridge while I considered booting back home to record it. The show was completely unexpected to me and it would've taken too much time to drive back home & find some blank tape before it began. WITH MUCH REGRET, I chose to stay put.

Well...'twas not long before I began cringing with embarassment. We witnessed the travesty and it was ridiculed endlessly for entire night (this includes ribbing on me for wanting to go home and record it!) 100% schmaltz!
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I found it on youtube last year and used it for trivia...
I wish you would have saved the link because I've NEVER found it. I saw it just that one time on live TV and am dying to see it again! One can find almost every halftime show from the '90s but NOT 1995!
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One can find almost every halftime show from the '90s but NOT 1995!

Which, as I hear, is the way George and Mickey want it.

Who's the unseen hand NOW, mr. Rocket....
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:34 PM   #15
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I wish you would have saved the link because I've NEVER found it. I saw it just that one time on live TV and am dying to see it again! One can find almost every halftime show from the '90s but NOT 1995!

I'm sure it will surface again some day. When submitting the trivia to Ed, (at the time he read the questions), I compared it to The Star Wars Holiday Special...but only in terms of disappointment. Ed didn't read that part, conspicuously so!


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Which, as I hear, is the way George and Mickey want it.

Who's the unseen hand NOW, mr. Rocket....
HA! So that's how it is? I refer you back to the pertinent parts of this post...



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… whether his high-powered visitors, among them Larry Page of Google, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, The Medusa, the 198-foot yacht owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, was moored off Necker Island all weekend, but Mr. Allen never made an appearance. Richard Stromback, a former professional hockey player has remade himself as a clean-technology entrepreneur. Mr. Stromback, who was host of the weekend and is the chief executive of Ecology Coatings, joked that a gathering like this might seem nefarious to some people.

“In James Bond movies, evil-doers meet in exotic settings to plot the destruction of the planet,” Mr. Stromback said, puffing on a cigar before dinner.


Really Mr Horse, if that indeed is your REAL name, do you believe The Bloated One wasn't participating from his Pleasure Barge or at least by holoprojector?

These power drunk factions are merely flaunting their resources, testing each others mettle as they plot to meddle in the affairs of man, machine and Maker.

Oh he was there...yes, yes he was.
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My god, I must be blind!

I should have noticed ILM was all over the credits in Wall-E......{face palm}
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:42 AM   #17
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Why else would they be "expunging" Indy's past? Is he running for office?

This can only mean Indy is destined for a renaissance!

Indy V official announcement

BluRay release with complete documentaries and "new" interviews!

30th Anniversary Re-release in 4-D! Bring your inhaler, Indy's back and this time you can smell him! Smell Forestall's humid decay, the acrid stink of the ancient world. Lucas Film Limited intends to turn the tide on the unemployment rate! Apply now to immerse audiences in the adventure of a life time as you bring the roaring rapids and waterfalls to the audience with LFL approved Water Blasters (patent pending) Your cinema MUST install these upgrades to even HOPE to host the film!. Be a part of cinema history and blow Lucky Strike smoke through tubes transporting patrons to that mountainside tavern where everybody knows your name, (after releasing LFL from future claims of mouth cancer and bad breath).

Run through the aisles of your county's Mega Distribution complex and marvel at the Temple sized displays of Indiana Jones toys lovingly crafted, sporting the most remarkable detail including "Punch Drunk Indy" with wandering eyes (Tm).

Meander through "next-gen" land where individual games based on each film will finally put to rest which Indiana Jones is the best! (Coming soon).

Get autograph pictures from Indiana Jones himself as he personally flies into your home town to open the nation-wide chain of Indiana Jones Adventure Stores. Meet Sallah,Marion, Bellock, "Mr" Short Round,(no Goonies questions or merchandise will be tendered) be there to ask him why he had to grow up! Meet and greets featuring Elsa Schnieder and yes...you have spoken and Lucas Film Limited has heard, the one and ONLY, fan favorite: Willie Scott! Bring cameras so she can tailor and level personalized insults and complaints to YOU! That's right, the 30th Anniversary of Willie Scott...I mean Indiana Jones is enroute as we speak! This is all just the beginning!

Lucas Film Limited CARES about Indy as much as YOU do, and we're pulling out all the stops with special announcements and prizes for uber fans worldwide.

"...I knew someday you'd come walking back through my door, something made it INEVITABLE!"

Trust Me...


by the way they aren't doing sh!t for Indy's 30th
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Which, as I hear, is the way George and Mickey want it.
What hast thou heard, O valiant Albino Steed? Anything concrete?
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I'm sure it will surface again some day. When submitting the trivia to Ed, (at the time he read the questions), I compared it to The Star Wars Holiday Special...but only in terms of disappointment. Ed didn't read that part, conspicuously so!
I actually did find a link which led to a YouTube upload but it said the video had been removed by the user...Hmmm... Maybe that was the one you found? (During my search, many sites mentioned the unavailabilty of video for this particular halftime show.)

It is/was a near, Indy-equivalent to the "SW Holiday Special*" but due to the lack of major involvement from anyone in the films, this is a different animal. One aspect it can be compared to is its scarcity. It took me exactly 20 years to find "Holiday Special" on VHS and re-experience it. The Indy Superbowl was 15 years ago...(one would think it would be 'out there' by now).

*There is a soft spot in me for the "Holiday Special" because of all the memories it invokes. The elusive nature of the Superbowl show is starting to do the same thing.
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Why else would they be "expunging" Indy's past? Is he running for office?
Whilst I'm sure you know, one thing many people don't realize (or remember) is that Lucas had NO CONTROL over "Holiday Special" which is why it is squashed. Maybe this Indy-halftime presentation has suffered the same fate? Some portions of fans like to sweep things under the carpet...but not me.

Patti Labelle and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye:

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It is/was a near, Indy-equivalent to the "SW Holiday Special*" but due to the lack of major involvement from anyone in the films, this is a different animal. One aspect it can be compared to is its scarcity.

The main point was that they're both gigantic turds. In my estimation every other concern/comparison is secondary!


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*There is a soft spot in me for the "Holiday Special" because of all the memories it invokes. The elusive nature of the Superbowl show is starting to do the same thing.

I know, in keeping with the theme it's kind of like being caught in the woods and having to defecate. It's an embarrassing, thought filled peril of , (in the case of the woods) being seen, small furry rodents gathered together and nipping at the most pale of exposed and vulnerable places, and of course the nerves surrounding the pick of non toxic flora and fauna to clean yourself.

I feel the same as you with the holiday special, and so, I understand your sentiment regarding Indy. Closing out the scatalogical parallels:

When you're done, it's something you're glad: you did, it's over, you didn't soil yourself, and no one saw you.
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The main point was that they're both gigantic turds. In my estimation every other concern/comparison is secondary!
True, but at least "Holiday" has some merit by giving us deleted footage from "Star Wars" and the Nelvana animation. Those 2 factors alone make the Indiana Jones/Patti Labelle/Tony Bennett/Arturo Sandoval/Miami Sound Machine REVUE...the bigger turd. I still want it, nonetheless.
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eeewww! x_x tahts totaly grody 2 the maxx!!! like totelly
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I feel the same as you with the holiday special, and so, I understand your sentiment regarding Indy. Closing out the scatalogical parallels:

When you're done, it's something you're glad: you did, it's over, you didn't soil yourself, and no one saw you.
No witnesses but one can always come to The Raven confession box and admit the sin.

P.S. TRIVIA QUESTION! My searching revealed that the '95 show was NOT the 1st Superbowl to have a tip o' the hat to Indy. (Hint: the fleeting moment was Disney-related.)
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The main point was that they're both gigantic turds.

Sometimes, Rocket, your posts are sheer poetry!
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Perhaps these events could be have transpired at the Raven's Nest? In 1936, 10-year-old Anthony "Tony" Benedetto was already singing in New York...
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:58 PM   #23
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1967 Super Bowl One video tape found.

1995 Indiana Jones halftime show footage still lost.
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*sigh* I still can't believe this hasn't been uploaded by someone to YouTube yet. It wouldn't be lost if a certain Indyologist would get her VHS transferred to DVD.
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Maybe one day...

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