Super Bowl Tweets Give Unexpected Boost to Patrick Swayze, 'Step Brothers' Movie

8:54 PM PST 02/06/2011 by Kimberly Nordyke

Many Twitter users weighed in on the Black Eyed Peas' halftime performance of two songs associated with the late actor and the Will Ferrell movie.

The late Patrick Swayze and the 2008 Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly movie Step Brothers were the surprising center of a slew of tweets on Sunday, all related to the Black Eyed Peas performance during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Several Twitter users reacted to the Peas' performance of their hit "The Time of My Life," which samples from the song of the same name from the Swayze 1987 movie Dirty Dancing.

"Time of my life? Autotuned? Someone put Fergie in the corner. NOW. If Swayze wasn't already dead, that would have killed him," one person tweeted.

Others had similar thoughts. Among them:

-- "The ghost of Patrick Swayze will avenge all the viewers of the half time show. Fergie the Barbarian and robopeas r done 4"

-- "Patrick Swayze's legacy deserves so much more than fergie and will.I.am"

-- "Patrick Swayze is rolling over his grave after that tarnishing of an 80's classic during the halftime show."

Meanwhile, several other tweeters shared the opinion that the version of "Sweet Child O' Mine" sung by the family in Step Brothers was "better" than the one performed by Fergie and Slash.

"Sorry fergie. The stepbrothers version of sweet child of mine is better," was a message that was retweated multiple times.

Other tweeter weighed in with:

-- "Someone should have turned town fergie's mic and turned up the stepbrothersscene... just sayin"

-- "The Stepbrotherscomment, 'Your voice is like a combination of Fergie& Jesus' has such a different meaning now."

Watch the Step Brothers scene below.

 

 

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