Trivia / Thriller

The album and Music Video by Michael Jackson:

  • Cut Song:
    • "Carousel." Quincy Jones had it cut because he didn't want the record to have two novelty songs.
    • "Behind the Mask", which was cut because of a disagreement about the royalties between Jackson and the original writers. It did get released in 2011's Michael, albeit with some overdubs.
  • Referenced by...:
    • The title track is so popular it has its very own trope for things referencing it.
    • In X-Men: Apocalypse, Nightcrawler owns a jacket which is a replica of Michael Jackson's from the Thriller music video.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: Owing to a scheduling snafu which wouldn't allow him to write it earlier that morning, Rod Temperton was forced to write Vincent Price's spoken-work portion of "Thriller" while waiting for his car to drive him to the recording session.

The 1960s TV series: