9 Tantalizing Times Prince Appeared on TV

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For a superstar icon of a singer, Prince was unusually camera shy.

The beloved artist, who tragically passed away at the age of 57, selected his television appearances carefully.

As we chronicle below, however, when Prince did choose to stop by for an interview or a performance, he always made it memorable.

Relive some of the most tantalizing times Prince graced our television screens below and take note of a special bonus clip we just had to include...

1. Prince on New Girl

Jess and Nick freak out over meeting Prince in this amazing clip from New Girl. We'd have reacted the same way.

2. Super Bowl XLI Halftime Performance

Super Bowl XLI Halftime Performance
It was pouring rain during Prince's legendary halftime performance in 2007. But that only added to the legend, as Prince belted out a medley of "Let's Go Crazy," Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" and the Foo Fighters' "Best of You" before closing with "Purple Rain."

3. Prince at 2008 Coachella

Prince doing Radiohead? This happened in 2008 at Coachella and you need to see the performance here.

4. Prince on The Arsenio Hall Show

Prepare to get that fist up and wave it around a lot, as Prince performed "She's Always In My Hair" during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show in 2014.

5. 1991 MTV Video Music Awards

1991 MTV Video Music Awards
Do your thing, Prince! Near the height of his powers and popularity, Prince performed “Gett Off” at this annual event, rocking some assless pants and receiving a standing ovation for his talent and his fashion selection.

6. Prince at the Grammy: Albums Still Matter

Prince stands up for the concept of albums in this clip from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Also, for black lives.

7. Prince on Muppets Tonight

Where does Prince get inspiration for his song? From anywhere, as he proves in this clip from Muppets Tonight.

8. Prince on The View

In this clip from The View in 2010, Prince stunned the studio audience when he walked out on stage. Watch them go absolutely crazy.

9. The Prince Show… with Beyonce!

Prince once hosted his very own show on Saturday Night Live. (NOTE: It's not actually Prince. We know. But still.)

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