Michael Jackson was indeed that balding, overweight patient in The Simpson's 1991 'Stark Raving Dad' episode
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening said Jackson voiced the part, but ironically, the singing was done by a "sound-alike singer" and not by the King of Pop
Michael Jackson was believed to have made a cameo in a 1991 episode of 'The Simpsons' as an overweight patient in a psychiatric ward in the episode titled 'Stark Raving Dad.' The '90s kids were curious about the balding character, who boasted a familiar high-pitched voice and could easily carry a tune when singing. The character even claimed to be 'Michael Jackson.' But towards the end of the episode, the character’s voice dropped tremendously, suggesting the whole thing was a ruse.
Fans have speculated all this time, whether it was really the King of Pop in the cameo. Now it has been finally clarified-- by the man who created the Simpson's himself, and that too on day Michael would have been 60.
Matt Groening told 'The Weekly,' that the 'King of Pop' did indeed make a special appearance. “You don’t have to put it in quotes,” Groening said. “We really did have him.”
The only part where Jackson did not voice the character was, ironically, when singing. “He didn’t want credit for, or there was some kind of deal with his record company or whatever, so when it came time to sing the songs, he had a sound-a-like singer,” Groening explained.
The "sound-alike singer" was nervous when he had to sound like Jackson. "He stood there and watched the guy, who was so nervous who had to sound like Michael Jackson, and then he giggled,” the show’s creator continued to narrate.
The process of having the 'Thriller' singer was surprisingly easy as the creator recalled. All it took to have Michael Jackson on the show was one phone call. Groening couldn’t believe the process was so easy and asked Jackson to call him back to confirm.
It took nearly 26 years and Jackson's 60th birthday to have this fan theory confirmed. Now that it is, let's relive the clip all over again.