• Jul 7th 2009 at 3:00PM
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1982 Suzuki Love commercials featuring Michael Jackson -- Click above to watch the videos

Michael Jackson's memorial service is being held today in Los Angeles (apparently sponsored by local Land Rover dealers). For a reminder of who the man was pre-Thriller and where all of this got started, few things could be better than some Suzuki Love scooter commercials that MJ did in way back in 1982.

In trademark Japanese commercial fashion, the spots don't all make linear sense, but they are fun to watch and there's even a making-of film. Better yet, the advertisements end with a line Jackson would still approve of: "Love is my message." Follow the jump to watch the videos.

[Sources: Japanese Nostalgic Car; TMZ]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Back in the days when he looked like the wonderful young black man most want to remember him as.... not plastic never satisfied with himself thing he became.

      Glad to see these. Reminds us of his human days
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yup, it's unfortunate how he just really deteriorated like he did. It was very sad to watch.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Suzuki needs to Beat It.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gah, that third one is unbelievably difficult to watch. Someone needs to adjust the "tracking" on their VCR.
      • 6 Years Ago

      You should read this one too, since you were clearly there when it happened:

      • 6 Years Ago
      so much hatred on here. this story was most likely posted because today was michael jackson's funeral. have a little more respect and compassion for michael and his family. isn't it enough that the media is still having a field day with his life? let him be!. i stand strongly by the fact that someone is completely INNOCENT until proven otherwise. michael jackson is a true legend and he and his music will live on.

      R.I.P.-Michael Jackson
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, and I thought Autoblog readers were intelligent. I guess this was expected judging by all the other stupid comments made in posts about the deceased.
      • 6 Years Ago
      RIP Michael.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Obligatory" definitely wasn't necessary in the title. It sets up the rest as being slightly disrespectful, rude and insensitive. Many readers wanted a post the day of his death and autoblog did nothing while there was already a post for Farrah Fawcett. Autoblog should have handled this much better and been more respectful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      P Diddy had very precisely described the genius of Michael Jackson: "He showed that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life. He made me believe in magic."

      Check other notable tributes paid to Michael Jackson by peers:

      • 6 Years Ago
      Did he try to wink at the end of that first video?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mehdi, he certainly was the king of popping pills. Indeed, he was a very talented musician, but are we really going to let that make us forget about all the children who's lives were permanently ruined by this sick pedophile?

      See this excellent NY Post article for more on this: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07022009/news/columnists/shed_no_tears_for_this_twisted_sicko_177187.htm
        • 6 Years Ago
        >> No way can you say that his pedophilia is patently false, especially after all those numerous allegations.

        Oh, I see. So if someone makes enough allegations, whatever they're alleging is suddenly true. Great logic there, buddy.

        I'm not going to say one way or the other, because we'll never know, quite frankly. He had quite a few problems but I think it's pointless trying to destroy the man based on that. Why not celebrate the impact he had on culture and much of the world?

        I do not idolize the man, but I can appreciate an important figure's contribution to modern history.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually sites are obligated to state the facts. Molestation was never proven. They are only going to allow facts and not slander.
        • 6 Years Ago
        wow. The kid who's FAMILY accused MJ of molestation stated the other day that his family put him up to it just to get money and that he was never molested. Then everyone jumped on the bandwagon to try to get money.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That is correct, I should not have used the word 'fact.' But you can hardly say it is slander. Slander is defined as [words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another]. No way can you say that his pedophilia is patently false, especially after all those numerous allegations. However, you really believe that they should only allow comments that contain facts? The purpose of commenting is not to state facts, it is to state opinions.
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