Last year, Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" resulted in more than 500,000 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission.
This year, Paul McCartney's halftime performance resulted in just two ... by viewers who found the show to be far less titillating than last year's.
According to a report on Eonline.com, FCC spokeswoman Rosemary Kimball said both complaints were by viewers who were "bored" by McCartney's 12-minute set, during he which he sang Beatles and Wings classics.
Critics seemed to agree. Daily Variety called the show "damage control for last year's Janet Jackson incident," although the Variety did say, "Sir Paul delivered."
Other halftime watchers noted that while the Jackson fiasco sent the NFL scrambling, the league apparently had no issues with McCartney singing "Get Back," complete with its references to "California grass" and cross-dressing.
According to the report, even when complaints about the commercials were factored into the equation, the FCC still had just 33 to sort through Monday. GoDaddy.com's ad, which featured a buxom model testifying before a Salem panel in a clear send-up of the Jackson incident, prompted eight, more than any other commercial. Five viewers were moved to register their displeasure with Cialis and the "four-hour erection" warning.
And three were still so riled up about last year's halftime show, they felt compelled to complain about Jackson again, just for good measure.