Michael Jackson’s Thriller Video Was Re-imagined in India – Then Japan Remade The Remake – Then A Remix – An Uncanny Cascade of Undead Events

First there was the Thriller Video by Michael Jackson. You know it. You love it. It was a big hit on MTV when it first came out in 1984.

The dance routine in the original video is sublime and the most famous part of the video. Countless recreations have occurred in professional stage shows, school performances, Rocky Horror Picture Show local cast pre-shows, and so on.

A movie director in India decided to make a knock-off tribute called “Goli Maar” the next year. It was part of a movie called Donga

There are a number of crude uploads to YouTube, None of them are in great shape. The audio quality is always crap. The song does not appear to be available for digital download on Amazon. I wish the original recording would resurface so we can get a proper remaster. I consider it a cult-classic.

This versions is not too bad but they over saturated the colors.

Then a dance group in Japan remade the video (but not the song) in 2009.

Wait there’s more! Somebody did a remix/mashup in 2015. Somehow the video quality is best in this version.

Have a happy Halloween and do share this little story with your favorite wacky Halloween lover.

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” by Sweet Brown

It’s been exactly 10 years since Sweet Brown, an Oklahoma City resident, became an internet sensation. People found her appearance on a news report to be endearing and entertaining. She was interviewed by a local TV station after evacuating her apartment building due to fire.

That report became a viral meme. In short order producers created dance tracks with auto-tuned samples from the news report. These too became music-memes. Below is one of the popular ones.

After the video was released, Brown became a minor celebrity. She stared in national commercials. She was on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and was even played by Queen Latifah in a skit for Jimmy Kimmel. Beyonce quoted her at the Superbowl.

I hope her bronchitis cleared up.

-Wacky Alex