The Simpsons’ Creators Axe Classic "Stark Raving Dad" Episode Featuring Michael Jackson

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In the wake HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, the creators behind The Simpsons have reportedly determined to tug a 1991 episode that includes Michael Jackson.

Executive producer James L. Brooks says he made the choice after watching the two-part collection about Jackson’s alleged molestation choreographer Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

The episode in query, titled “Stark Raving Dad,” options the King Of Pop voicing the character Leon Kompowsky.

Creator Matt Groening and producer Al Jean agreed with Brooks.

“There are loads nice recollections we’ve wrapped up in that one,” Brooks advised the Wall Street Journal. “And this definitely doesn’t enable them to stay.”

Jackson’s visitor function was featured on the primary episode Season three, nevertheless he was uncredited for contractual causes and unconfirmed till years later. The plot revolves across the Simpson patriarch Homer who goes to a psychological establishment and shares a room with Kompowsky who claims to be Michael Jackson.

The episode additionally consists of the “Happy Birthday Lisa” tune, which Jackson wrote particularly for the present.

TMZ experiences executives have already began the method eradicating the episode from their syndication circulation, though it’ll take a while to utterly erase it from DVD and streaming companies.