NFL fans were stunned Thursday night when NBC showed just seconds of Steve Aoki’s halftime performance in Seattle.
Earlier in the day, both Jack Harlow and Dolly Parton had their respective halftime performances televised in full.
But when it was Aoki’s turn to pivot two quarters into the matchup between the Seahawks and 49ers, the fans at home saw virtually nothing.
Play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico introduced the performer as NBC provided a glimpse into his performance, but Aoki received less than 20 seconds of airtime before the network cut to a commercial.
And fans couldn’t believe that decision.
Steve Aoki’s halftime performance was shown on TV for only a few seconds, stunning fans
Aoki rotated during halftime of the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers game
“Bruh, so I waited for the halftime show to see five seconds of Steve Aoki?” asked a fan on X.
‘Damn. They didn’t even show a Steve Aoki performance,” wrote another.
They even attempted Harlow and Parton’s respective performances in Detroit and Dallas.
“Seriously @NFL, you put on and showed horrible halftime shows in the first two games,” they wrote. “Then you have Steve Aoki for late game and show 30 [seconds]…WTF.’
While many agreed that Harlow’s performance was sub-par, fans went wild over Parton’s mini-show.
The 77-year-old took center stage in a blue and white top and mini shorts at AT&T Stadium as the Cowboys led 20-10 against Washington on Thursday.
Parton performed two of her biggest hits, “Jolene” and “9 to 5,” as well as “We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You,” to a sold-out crowd in Texas.
Dolly Parton sings during halftime for the Cowboys-Commanders on Thanksgiving in Dallas
Parton sang some of her classics, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘9 to 5’ to the amazement of NFL fans
One fan labeled her a “queen” on X and another called her a “national treasure” as the majority of viewers were impressed with the performance.
In the CBS booth, announcer Tony Romo couldn’t hide his excitement when discussing Parton’s Thanksgiving performance.
After seeing 77-year-old Dallas in her cheerleading outfit, Romo and Jim Nantz discussed the show in the booth — and the former made his feelings very clear.
“She was wearing the…Cowboys cheerleading outfit,” he began, addressing Nantz in the booth. ‘You saw that coming, didn’t you?
“You said, ‘I think she’s going to wear a little cheerleading outfit tonight,’ and I thought, ‘Wow, pretty good.’
With Parton present, the Cowboys defeated the Commanders 45-10.