" The Simpsons creator Matt Groening admitted that fans not only heard things when they recognized a familiar voice in a 1991 episode involving a patient in a mental institution.
Many fans thought they heard Michael Jackson's voice in the episode "Stark Raving Dad." In the episode, the psychiatric patient called the Simpsons house and introduced himself as Michael Jackson.
"Hello, who is that?" the character asks, as Homer Simpson's son Bart picks up the phone.
"I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" Bart: "I'm Michael Jackson," he said.
"Michael Jackson? No way," Bart said.
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The patient, a tall, balding man, did not look like Jackson ̵
For over two decades, "Simpsons" fans debated Whether this really was the voice of the singer who died in 2009 at the age of fifty. A praise for the character at the end of the episode was "John Jay Smith."
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But that did not stop producers and co-workers from talking about Jackson's guest appearance, even though it was not officially confirmed by the creator of the show until recently.
"We really had it," Gröning confirmed during an interview with the Australian TV show "The Weekly" this week.
Groening revealed Jackson's call himself. He told him it was a joke call and hung up.
"He has the voice of someone making a Michael Jackson bit," Groening recalls.
The Successful Television Producer Later it became clear that it was not a "bit" at all – it was him.
"He did the show, he did not want any recognition for it – it was a kind of deal with his record company or something When it was time to sing the songs, he had a Soundalike singer, and he stood watching the guy who was so nervous, who had to sound like Michael Jackson, "Gröning said, adding, Jackson giggled in the background.