Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was a famous American singer and one of the biggest celebrities in the real world. He was mentioned in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. During the events of "Will the Real Elvis Please Shut Up!", Elvis Presley, upon meeting Mario, who was dressed-up as an Elvis impersonator, claimed that he looked like Michael Jackson on a yeast diet.
Additionally, Michael Jackson was the original performer of the songs "Bad", "Thriller", and "Beat It", which were played during the animated episodes "King Mario of Cramalot", "Count Koopula" and "The Unzappables" respectively.