In The Simpsons episode “Mr. Lisa’s Opus,” as Lisa writers her college application essay for Harvard, many memories from her childhood come rushing in. Some include teachers like Ms. Myles (Valerie Harper), and some include superstar singers including Michael Jackson. The voice of the late great Michael Jackson is provided by Kipp Lennon.
It’s not the first time Lennon has tapped into his inner King of Pop for The Simpsons. He’s heard on the “Stark Raving Dad” episode as Leon Kompowski, a white man who thinks he’s Michael Jackson; and Lennon sang “I’m Checking In” in the Betty Ford musical episode “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson.” More fun facts about Lennon: He provided Jackson’s singing voice in the 1992 TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream based on mother Katherine Jackson’s autobiography My Family. Kipp is the youngest brother of The Lennon Sisters, the singing quartet that became famous on The Lawrence Welk Show (photos below). There were 11 Lennon kids! Since 1985, Kipp has been playing with the band Venice, and with the Pine Mountain Logs. The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8pm on FOX.
— Vickey Kall (@VKHistory) April 13, 2017