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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26. Eddie Griffin and Chris Kattan showdown to "Beat It" in Undercover Brother

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27. Glee does "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" pretty damn well (really!)

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28. Comic Joe Piscopo morphs into Jerry Lewis to perform "Thriller" on TV

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29. A super-stoked Guitar Hero fan ("Oh yeah!") beats "Beat It" for the world to see

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30. Britain's premier pop-covering death metal band Ten Masked Men does "Thriller"

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