1. Post #1
    Antonio17's Avatar
    December 2008
    159 Posts
    A previously unreleased video of Michael Jackson's hair catching fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in 1984 was posted online by Us magazine Wednesday.

    The onstage mishap 25 years ago, in which Jackson's scalp was burned, has been blamed for leading the entertainer to prescription pain medications.

    A publicist for Us magazine said the publication would not comment on how the video was obtained.

    The dramatic footage shows pyrotechnics exploding near Jackson and yellow flames immediately erupting on his black hair. The pop star continues to dance down stairs for about 10 seconds before stage hands rush to him to douse the fire that has covered his scalp.

    A bald spot is clearly seen at the top of Jackson's head as he stands up. Still wearing his trademark sequined glove, Jackson grabs his head with his hands as he is led offstage. Video Watch the accident unfold

    The video -- posted at usmagazine.com -- also shows early takes of the commercial in which the fireworks were triggered several seconds after Jackson began dancing down the stairs, putting him well away from the blasts.
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    The commercial was filmed in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium before a live audience on January 27, 1984.

    It was part of Jackson's groundbreaking Pepsi sponsorship, near the height of his popularity.

    Vid:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Musi...ml#cnnSTCVideo


    Source:


    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Musi...tml#cnnSTCText

  2. Post #2
    killerbanjo's Avatar
    July 2008
    521 Posts
    Nice

  3. Post #3
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    Thom12255's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,545 Posts
    So this is what destroyed his life...

    Edited:

    I laughed at how he danced down to the guy then danced some more before getting pulled down by the stage crew.

  4. Post #4
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    markfu's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,439 Posts
    Must have been all the hair products he used that kept the fire burning so intensely.

    Anyways in before news puns.

  5. Post #5
    Victor Leferve's Avatar
    March 2009
    990 Posts
    This is what got him addicted to paracetamol, isn't it?

  6. Post #6
    IceTec's Avatar
    September 2006
    14 Posts
    It kind of looked like he got jumped when they were trying to put out the fire.

  7. Post #7
    Victor Leferve's Avatar
    March 2009
    990 Posts
    Why didn't they do anything until the last minute!!

    "Errr, boss, Mr Jacksons head is on fire"
    "Wait for it..."
    "He must be in pain, sir"
    "Wait until he's completely frazzled.......now!"

  8. Post #8
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    Macneil_bmx's Avatar
    September 2007
    2,931 Posts
    Don't worry guys, it was all part of the stunt.

  9. Post #9
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    theusaokay's Avatar
    June 2005
    464 Posts
    Michael Jackson sure caught his hair on fire.

  10. Post #10
    CISC MASTER RACE.
    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
    5,248 Posts
    I always wondered if he had to wear a tupee.
    The bald spot made me go .

  11. Post #11
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    R2Bl3nd's Avatar
    February 2005
    547 Posts
    I feel ashamed that I laughed so hard while watching this. Dear god, what kind of monster am I?

    But I do feel bad for him. That must've hurt like a bitch.

  12. Post #12
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    Killergam's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,876 Posts
    Poor guy, was thinking of a pun, but i respect him.

  13. Post #13
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    Wakka's Avatar
    November 2006
    4,133 Posts
    Ahahahaha, he had a bald spot.

  14. Post #14
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    Kylel999's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,934 Posts
    Poor guy, was thinking of a pun, but i respect him.
    Oh, that's hot

    Michael got burned

    I'm an asshole

  15. Post #15
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    13,093 Posts
    OH lol I remember they recreated that in that Jackson 5 movie.

  16. Post #16
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    Mumblecrust's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,284 Posts
    Pepsi killed Michael Jackson.

  17. Post #17
    Neckbeard's Avatar
    November 2008
    4,641 Posts
    Michael Jackson: Too Hot for TV

  18. Post #18
    tjl
    tjl's Avatar
    February 2006
    327 Posts
    Anyone have a non-cnn source for the video? The CNN video player won't load for me for whatever reason.

  19. Post #19
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    poryon2's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,165 Posts
    Looks like he didn't even notice his hair was on fire until all the people on stage swarmed him.

  20. Post #20
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    M_u_d's Avatar
    March 2007
    608 Posts
    Anyone have a non-cnn source for the video? The CNN video player won't load for me for whatever reason.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01TvbsTE-ZE

  21. Post #21
    Rocker1024's Avatar
    December 2006
    108 Posts
    This is what got him addicted to paracetamol, isn't it?
    You can't get addicted to Tylenol.

    He got addicted to Demerol.

  22. Post #22
    Ashley :)'s Avatar
    July 2009
    470 Posts
    Michael looks a bit flaming in this video.

  23. Post #23
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    ColinSSX's Avatar
    February 2008
    2,413 Posts
    There was a joke about this that I heard:

    What's the difference between Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor?

       Pryor was burned by coke and Jackson was burned by Pepsi.   


    What do they have in common?

       They're both charter members of the ignited negro college fund.   

  24. Post #24
    Jessesmith11's Avatar
    September 2007
    541 Posts
    wow
    why the hell did he spin around like that?
    that made the situation so much worse.

  25. Post #25
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    TAU!'s Avatar
    August 2005
    13,946 Posts
    wow
    why the hell did he spin around like that?
    that made the situation so much worse.
    He was still dancing, and didn't notice the burning. I'm guessing he didn't notice the burning until a dozen crew-members bum rushed him and had to pat his head down.

  26. Post #26
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    Madman_Andre's Avatar
    November 2007
    7,239 Posts
    Is it bad that I laughed my ass off after watching the video?

  27. Post #27
    Turrngait's Avatar
    June 2009
    464 Posts
    Michale Jackson truly was a flaming queer.

  28. Post #28
    RoboNokia's Avatar
    July 2009
    13 Posts
    How is that video graphic and disturbing?

  29. Post #29
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    TAU!'s Avatar
    August 2005
    13,946 Posts
    How is that video graphic and disturbing?
    He was burning.

  30. Post #30
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    kloaz's Avatar
    February 2008
    6,191 Posts
    Relevant.
    You might also want to turn the annotations off.


  31. Post #31
    caw caw motherfuckers
    rilez's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,904 Posts
    isn't this basically what ended his career?

    i mean after this accident his life seemed to just totally go downhill

  32. Post #32
    If someone calls you a whore, salute them!
    T-Sonar.0's Avatar
    July 2007
    13,804 Posts
    Relevant.
    You might also want to turn the annotations off.

    Jesus Christ after a bit it sounded like he was saying, "Fiya."

  33. Post #33
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    Evilan's Avatar
    February 2009
    3,831 Posts
    This seems like old news. I've heard about this incident many times before it became widespread on the major news networks.

  34. Post #34
    FightForCherno's Avatar
    July 2009
    387 Posts
    I'm sure his hair is on fire in hell now.

  35. Post #35
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Michale Jackson truly was a flaming queer.
    You troll everywhere.
    Get out.

    Edited:

    This seems like old news. I've heard about this incident many times before it became widespread on the major news networks.
    This is the first time video became available.

  36. Post #36
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    This was when he was at the height of his career. He was on fire back then.

    This is the first time video became available.
    I've seen it before.

  37. Post #37
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    TAU!'s Avatar
    August 2005
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    Relevant.
    You might also want to turn the annotations off.

    I saw Dexter's burning head for less than a second before I saw someone trying to Rick Roll through annotations...

  38. Post #38
    AwesomeDino's Avatar
    June 2009
    1,760 Posts
    omglol

  39. Post #39
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Relevant.
    You might also want to turn the annotations off.

    If I wanted to see dumb shit like that, I'd go to /b/.

  40. Post #40
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    Akuma_lektro's Avatar
    November 2006
    13,775 Posts
    This was his first appearance after the accident, in the same year.