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Michael Jackson impersonates Ghost Rider

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    New video surfaces of Michael Jackson's infamous Pepsi commercial accident.
    Weird to see a guy dancing around, literally, with his head on fire and not realizing it. He goes for a good five or six seconds before a spin and his backup dancers snuff out the flames.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I was just watching this on Anderson's show. Weird stuff. Surprised that was never leaked before now.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That may honestly have been the beginning of the end right there.

    And I agree with ijag - where has this footage been for all of these years, and was someone waiting for him to kick off before allowing it to surface?
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Must have been. I've got to think that footage would have been worth a fortune right after it happened. I assume Pepsi had it at some point. I wonder, too, how it leaked out? After a while, you'd figure it would have been lost or forgotten about and locked away in a corporate vault somewhere. Finding this now is like finding new footage of the moon landing.
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I'm guessing that when Pepsi gave Michael the $2 million or so in the out-of-court settlement, one of the conditions was that this video wasn't to be released. Now that he's dead, someone who had their hands on it must've leaked it for a nice cash sum.

    As for the video itself, that made my stomach turn. I read plenty about the incident but I never imagined it being that bad. That must have been so, so painful.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    It just occurred to me that I clicked on a link so I could watch a man's hair light on fire. Our world is a strange place.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Oh, like that's the first time.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Up until the moment in that video where the pyrotechnics went off early, he was the young, talented Michael Jackson.

    As he hobbled away, looking like a 70-year-old man with his bloody scalp exposed, he was Jacko.

    One of the saddest videos I have seen.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It was halftime, when you think about it.

    Jan. 27, 1984.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I just saw this on USA TODAY. Crazy.
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Found an AP Photo from the story:

  12. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    So if LeBron James dies, do we get to see the footage of him getting dunked on finally?
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