“Liberian Girl” was the ninth and last single from Michael Jackson’s 1987 album Bad. It was dedicated to one of his dearest friends, Elizabeth Taylor. I’m probably going to regret giving this guy any attention at all -- may God rest his soul -- but I stumbled across this video for the song (produced in 1989 and directed by Jim Yukich), and found it mildly amusing.
It also features a number of movie stars and recording artists, including one of my favorites, “Weird Al” Yankovic. Try and see how many celebs you can pick out.
What’s more, when Michael appears at the end, he is still identifiable as being of African descent. That was the final litmus test, to include it as this week’s Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.