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    18 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

    The King of Pop was nearly excommunicated from the Jehovah's Witnesses for making the most famous video of all time.

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    1. MTV And Showtime Helped Pay For It

    2. Jackson Lived With His Parents When The Video Was Made

    3. Jackson Was Almost Excommunicated For Making The Video

    4. Jackson Almost Had The Footage Destroyed

    5. Jackson Made Out With His Co-Star Ola Ray

    6. Ola Ray Was A "Playboy" Model

    7. Jane Fonda Gave Ola Ray Advice On The Set

    8. "Thriller" Was The Seventh Single From "Thriller"

    9. The Zombie Costumes Were Made From Clothes Picked Up At A Salvation Army

    10. "Thriller" Was Screened In Theaters So It Would Be Eligible For An Oscar

    11. "Thriller" Basically Created The Home Video Market

    12. It Lost The Top Prize At The MTV Video Music Awards

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    "Thriller" was nominated for Video of the Year at the first-ever VMAs in 1984, but it lost to The Cars' surreal clip for "You Might Think." MTV later declared it the Greatest Music Video Ever Made.

    13. It's The First Music Video Ever Inducted Into The National Film Registry

    14. Director John Landis Had Previous Experience With Werewolves

    15. Landis Recycled This Disclaimer

    16. Jackson's Dad Scared Him With Monster Masks As A Kid

    17. Michael's Red Jacket Sold For $1.8 Million

    18. This Is How You Do The "Thriller" Zombie Dance

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    So, go on, make your own video.