It was the basis for a thousand Jheri-curl jokes over the last 25 years, but, shockingly, no one ever has ever been privy to the infamous video of Michael Jackson's hair catching fire while filming a Pepsi commercial back in 1984. However, thanks to those gossiphounds over at Us Weekly, now we can finally see the horrifying moment when a pyrotechnics explosion gone awry caused MJ's head to be temporarily engulfed in flames. We think it's safe to say that if the fledgling celebrity-media machine back in those days had figured out a way to show this harrowing video when the incident occured, we probably wouldn't have been making all those jokes about it over the years. Knowing is half the battle, kids.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Why Was Times Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Fired?
This Is Us Recap: The First and the Last
Cate Blanchett Lip-Synced ‘You Don’t Own Me’ at a Drag Show, Giving the People Exactly What They Want
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Volunteering Information
Video Games Are Better Than Real Life
Bill Maher Thinks His Real Time Interview Brought Down Milo Yiannopoulos
Brian Tyree Henry on This Is Us, That Heartbreaking Episode, and Working With His BFF Sterling K. Brown
Let’s Baselessly Speculate About the First Photo From the Star Wars Han Solo Movie
The Bachelor Recap: No Place Like Home
Tonight Show Was Momentarily Taken Over by ‘Donald Trump’s’ Trump News Network
Latest News from VultureIn Get Out, Allison Williams Makes the ‘Good White Person’ Terrifying
In her first film role, the Girls actress plays with her impossibly Caucasian star image.2017 Has Now Brought Us a Coldplay and Chainsmokers Collaboration
It’s something just like this. That’s the title, but also so much more.Maddox Jolie-Pitt, a Teen, Has an Executive-Producer Credit on Mom Angelina’s Netflix Movie
The teen supposedly “read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings” on the movie about his home country.This Is Us Star Ron Cephas Jones on William’s Heartbreaking Episode
“I’m in mourning just as much as all the other fans, if not more.”George Clooney Wants You to Remember That Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Are Hypocritical ‘Hollywood Elitists’
“Steve Bannon is a failed film writer.”The Third Season of FX’s Fargo Will Premiere in April, As If There Weren’t Enough TV Mini-series in Your Life
Fargo will arrive on April 19.WATCH: Lancelot Reimagined Has Drugs, Escorts, 9/11, Alison Brie, and Dave Franco
The cast of Little Hours rewrote Arthurian legend for us.Jamie Chung Will Play Blink in the X-Men TV Pilot
The character is relatively obscure.Two Louis C.K. Stand-up Specials Are Coming to Netflix, in the Site’s Latest Big Comedy Deal
The first, titled 2017, will premiere on April 4.Your Law & Order Guide to the Oscars
Long before they snagged Oscar nods, these actors paid their dues on Law & Order.
This is really unlike any other show.The TV Villains You Love to Hate, Plus Big Little Lies
All on this week’s Vulture TV Podcast.Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally Will Star in a ‘Rear Window for Stoners’ Dark Comedy You Didn’t Know You Needed
Thank you, comedy gods.Netflix’s The Discovery Trailer: Choose the Afterlife
The Netflix movie hits streaming March 31.Why Was Times Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Fired?
And what prompted the paper to go through his emails?Jay Z Will Be the First Rapper Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
The stacked 2017 class also includes Max Martin, Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and more.This Jude Law Japanese Pepsi Commercial Won a Costume Designers Guild Award Over Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’
Only the Costume Designers Guild could pit the Young Pope against Beyoncé.Ryan Murphy Is Still Haunted to This Day by The Muppet Movie’s ‘Rainbow Connection’ Losing the Best Song Oscar
Get ready for AHS season 20: Oscar Snub.Bill Maher Thinks His Real Time Interview Brought Down Milo Yiannopoulos
“As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You’re welcome.”Video Games Are Better Than Real Life
Many Americans have replaced work hours with game play — and ended up happier. Which wouldn’t surprise most gamers.