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29: Deep Thoughts About Michael Jackson's Thriller

Updated: Mar 26

March 26, 2024

It smells like the funk of 40,000 years in here!


In today’s episode,Tracie shares her deep thoughts about the iconic and groundbreaking 1983 music video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. From the way the mini film subverts expectations to the meaning behind the horror tropes it relies on to how to contextualize Jackson’s immense talent with the troubled and abusive life he led, the Guy girls explore what it means that a novelty song featuring a zombie flash mob and Vincent Price saying “y’all’s” helped make MJ king of the world.


Throw on your headphones and listen…before darkness falls across the land!


TW:

Oblique references to the allegations against Michael Jackson and the childhood abuse he endured.


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