The Halftime Show Made Millennials Realize They’re Old Now

“Loving that elder millennials finally got a halftime show.”

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on Febr...
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If sprouting gray hairs, an achy lower back, and the fact that Kevin McCallister is now 41 years old didn’t make you feel old enough, here’s something new you can spiral about: the Super Bowl 2022 halftime show using nostalgia to appeal specifically to Gen Y. That’s right, instead of musical acts designed to keep your dad in his seat in between the second and third quarter (hello, Rolling Stones), millennials on Twitter realized they were the target audience this year.

But it wasn’t just the halftime performance featuring Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and more that pulled at millennials’ heartstrings — the generation also got a healthy dose of ’90s and early ’00s throwbacks from the commercials. From Lindsay Lohan’s cameo in a Planet Fitness ad to Scrubs, Sopranos, and Austin Powers reunions, it’s clear the group was top of mind for the entire show.

Although it’s nice to be thought of, many millennials took to Twitter to poke fun at the situation and also to freak out about how old they were feeling. Below, find 16 tweets and memes that’ll make you feel like talking about how much better things used to be in the good ol’ days.


This One’s For The CD Crew

If you were busting a move during the halftime show, this tweet will make you pipe down real fast.


The Mixed Emotions

On one hand, it’s for us, but on the older hand, it’s for us. Oh, the struggle.


Elders Unite

For better or worse, older millennials, this is your time — and you have to admit the show was pretty great.


Would Ya Look At That!

If this wasn’t you during the halftime show, you’re a millennial-Gen Z cusper.


It’s Bed Time

They have a point.


It’s Not All Bad

Hey, it’s not all bad. Being a target audience has its perks.


The Real Super Bowl Winners

Some saw the recognition as justice.


Bennifer 2.0 Says It All

How meta is the Y2K comeback couple dancing to Eminem?


It’s Our Time

Elder, older, geriatric — we have lots of options to choose from.


Am I Looking In The Mirror?

Let this cure your sad, aging millennial heart.


Look At Me

We may be old, but at least we’re captains.


In It Together

Does Gen Z even know who’s in this car?


If You Watched The Performance From Bed

Tomorrow’s a big day, OK?


Sorry To Every Other Generation

And we really needed this.


Old & Broke

Who wants to break it to them?


The Bright Side

Hey, it’s not all bad: As this Twitter user points out, we’re in charge now.