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

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

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // December 1, 2012

11. Glee awesomely mashes up “Thriller” with Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll”

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)

14. Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”-borrowing Pepsi commercial, sans awful fire incident

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