Japanese comedy skit from the 80s parodies Michael Jackson’s Thriller

I’ve posted this before, but here it is again because it is, in my humble opinion, one of the best tributes to Michael Jackson originating in Japan. Around 1:58, Ken Shimura, who has just confessed to his girlfriend that he becomes a henna ojisan (a weird middle-aged man) when there’s a full moon, jumps out of the bushes and starts dancing to the chorus of Thriller played on a Japanese flute. This clip is from the late 80s, I think, or possibly the early 90s.

Rest in peace, MJ.

2 thoughts on “Japanese comedy skit from the 80s parodies Michael Jackson’s Thriller

  1. beautiful tribute in a weird and funky japanese style. I am laughing and crying(is there a japanese saying for that?) thanks to super Lisa-chan

  2. Also interesting, a lot of the background music was taken from the anime OAV series known to english fans as Vampire Princess Miyu.
    Which, incidentally, is a classic, though the subsequent TV series is not.