Friday, October 17, 2008


When I was something like 7 or 8, my parents called me downstairs where they were watching TV. Because I was a really lovely and special child, instead of going downstairs, I'm sure I angrily called out "WHAT?!?!?!" from my bedroom. "Just come here!" my dad said. There was urgency in his voice. So I traipsed downstairs, all SIGH! And my dad was all "just watch this!"

"Why? What is it?"

"Just watch!"

And this, my bloggie friends, is the fine piece of Americana that my father was so excited to finally share with his youngest daughter:

That's right. The motherfucking Thriller video. And what did I do, after standing in stunned silence for thirteen minutes and 41 seconds? What would any eight year old do?

I screamed and then ran up to my room, where I'm sure I sat on the bed sucking my thumb for an hour and waiting for Michael Jackson and his team of perfectly choreographed zombies to take me away and force me to learn their dance moves. IN HELL.

In retrospect, I guess I was wise to fear Mr. Jackson.

So, enjoy the video. I hope it gets you in the Halloween spirit, because it sure still scares the hell outta me.


Lucy said...

Oh, my gosh, I so remember that video. It was all the rage! ( I mean that in a good way) At the time everyone was anticipating the video coming out. Oh, the memories that video brought back, thanks for finding it, I'm going to show it to my daughter. She's seventeen, she should be able to handle it:)

White Trash Academic said...

Haha..I was never scared of the video but then my Dad had taken me to see movies like Poltergeist so the Thriller video pales in comparison.

Phoebe Caulfield said...

@ Lucy: 17, and never seen the Thriller vid!? Look on youtube for the whole thing (I couldn't embed that one here)

@ WTA: That's so funny...I saw Poltergeist when I was around 11 at a slumber party, but I'm still more scared of the thriller vid! (must be my pedophile senses tingling)

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