Michael Jackson: 'The Simpsons' to re-air 'Do the Bartman' video in tribute on Sunday

The Simpsons will re-air the music video for “Do the Bartman” and show a title card in memory of Michael Jackson before Sunday’s episode at 8 p.m. on Fox, EW.com has learned. The 1990 pop-rap hit was co-written by Jackson without credit. A fan of the animated comedy, the pop sensation—who passed away on Thursday—told executive producer James L. Brooks that he wanted to write a No. 1 song for Bart. (Featured on the album The Simpsons Sing The Blues, “Do the Bartman” was never released as a single in America, but it reached No. 1 in the UK, while the Brad Bird-directed video enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV. ) Jackson’s other Simpsons wish came true when he guest-starred in the season 3 opener “Stark Raving Dad” as an oversized mental patient; this time, he was credited as John Jay Smith. Alas, syndication rights issues weren’t resolved in time for that episode to be rebroadcast on Sunday.

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  • Adam

    “Happy Birthday Lisa….It’s Your Birthday Lisa”
    Great episode :)
    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/06/28/tv-tonight-sunday-june-28th-2009/

  • ML

    That’s the 1 I wanted to see, was Lisa it’s your Birthday! I had completly forgot about Do the Bartman! Michael come back, please! I know, I know I’m still in denial!

  • Kyle

    Oh wow! Watch the episode here: http://freenewmoviess.blogspot.com/
    You just have to fill out a little survey then it takes you right to the show! Enjoy :)

  • topoopon

    Not worth my time to do a survey. Thats what youtube is for, KYLE.

  • carol

    There’s only one legitimate place I’ve found to watch it, the rest seem like scams :-/ You can see it over here though: http://vostuu.com/watch28015.html
    They make you do a little survey but after that it’s good to go :)

  • Drew

    Great episode indeed. Makes me sad that it won’t be shown on Sunday.

  • GingerCat

    Wow, I had no idea Michael Jackson co-wrote “Do the Bartman.” I’ll be watching tonight.

  • @ Adam

    How can you mess the lyrics up man? Those are pretty much the only words:
    “Lisa, it’s your birthday.
    Happy birthday, Lisa.”

  • Shake

    Lisa it’s ur birthdayyyyy happy birthday Lisaaaaaa….

  • Jonny

    The best(funniest)part is where Micheal leaves the simpsons and walks down the road singing like leon (Micheal was really a plumber called leon)

  • Charles

    EW, please figure out a way to keep the spam off these comment boards. Even if it means cutting the hot links. It’s getting irritating and ridiculous, especially the Jackson autopsy dreck on all your boards the last few days.

  • Spider

    This is dedicated to the loved ones we have lost:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndIZuppIPkA

  • Muffy

    Sweet! But I really love “Happy Birthday, Lisa”

  • bj

    check here to get there
    http://www.nowgoal.com/21.shtml

  • Adam

    lol I feel bad and stupid for scrweing up the lyrics. My bad.
    Don’t have a cow man ;)
    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/07/02/tv-tonight-friday-july-3rd-2009/

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