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How the Super Bowl Will Avoid a Red Hot Chili Peppers Wardrobe Malfunction

TCA 2014: Band likes stripping down to strategically-placed socks. A disaster waiting to happen?

A decade ago, the Super Bowl had the most famous wardrobe malfunction ever. This year, the halftime entertainment includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a group famous for stripping down to nothing but socks on their junk.

Isn’t that kind of asking for trouble?

Nope, says Fox co-president Eric Shanks, who answered TheWrap‘s question only getting us to define “junk.”

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“Ever since the wardrobe malfunction the NFL really has coordinated the halftime,” he said in a Television Critics Association panel Monday. “We have some input into it, but it really is — it switches to a completely different truck now and the NFL produces that halftime show. They use some of our equipment — some of our ‘junk’ — to do halftime.

“But believe me, there’s a delay on any halftime. It’s not just one particular act. Ever since that time there has been a delay on halftime.”

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Got that? The entertainment network produces the football part of the program, and then the football league presents the entertainment part.

This year’s Super Bowl will be played in cold weather, noted sideline reporter Erin Andrews. That means there’s a good reason for the Chilis to keep their clothes on.

“Frostbite,” she quipped.

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