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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21. Steve Martin spoofs "Billie Jean" for the short-lived SNL offshoot The New Show

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22. Imogen Heap artily covers "Thriller" after 1:15 of awkward, arty explanation

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23. Gillian Jacobs shows Donald Glover the glove (and the foot) in Community

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24. Chris Brown defiles MJ more than any parodist ever at the World Music Awards

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25. Alvin and the Chipmunks unofficially cover "Thriller" (it's a thing on YouTube)

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