30 Years of 'Thriller': A Pop Culture References Guide

Thirty covers, scenes, commercials, and skits inspired by Michael Jackson's landmark LP

Michael Jackson Thriller 30th Anniversary Influence 30
Michael Jackson on the cover of 1982's 'Thriller'
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11. Glee awesomely mashes up "Thriller" with Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll"

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12. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson stage a "walk-off" to "Beat It" while David Bowie judges

13. Whatever this is (fan video for "Thriller" by Australian poet Joe Dolce)

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14. Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"-borrowing Pepsi commercial, sans awful fire incident

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15. Vice Cooler and Peaches pay homage to the "Thriller" video in "Lost in a Dream"

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