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'Simpsons' Bombshell -- The TRUTH About MJ Song!!!

6/27/2011 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson hand-picked an MJ voice impersonator to sing the famous "Happy Birthday Lisa" song featured on "The Simpsons" back in 1991 ... this according to Lisa herself, Yeardley Smith.


Smith was outside the Red O restaurant in L.A. this weekend, when she explained, "[Michael] was not allowed to sing on the show, so he literally hand-picked a guy to sing like him."

During the famous episode, "Stark Raving Dad," Michael provided the voice to a mental patient who thought he was MJ ... but according to reports, Jackson's record label blocked MJ from singing the Lisa birthday song.

MJ ultimately selected a man named Kipp Lennon -- and Yeardley explains, "How unnerving would it be to sing like Michael Jackson in front of Michael Jackson?"

0627_lisa_launch2We called Kipp to find out -- so far, no response. 

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FairlyOrdinary    

This isn't new. People have known this for years. The singer was Kipp Lennon.

1150 days ago
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Pearl Jr    

Why is there STILL NO NAME on the supposed grave of Michael Jackson and why doesn't Michael Jackson's name appear in the Forest Lawn burial locator? Oh, there's just so much more!

Watch the jaw-dropping do***entary "Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?" MichaelJacksonINsider com to learn more.

Learn about other voice impersonators as well, and I believe MJ picked them too!

Yes, it's totally logical that Michael Joe Jackson is not dead, but the death do***ents list Michael Joseph Jackson is. Learn why today!

1150 days ago
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Loni1082    

I already known this for many many years. Nothing new!

1150 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Michael Jackson portrayed as a mental patient? That is even less of a surprise.

1150 days ago
5.

Mr Burns    

Harry Shearer talked about this years ago. Is this front page news when you don't have a negative Chris Brown story?

1150 days ago
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Marilyn    

Common knowledge, not a bombshell. And certainly not worthy of three exclamation points.

1150 days ago
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Tara    

Anyone else remembe that song? "Lisa it's your birthday. Happy Birthday to ya" LMAO!

1150 days ago
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TMWhee    

Can you imagine the advantage a photog with even average intelligence would have, working for an outfit like TMZ? These guys always sound like they were lifted from a frathouse floor and given a camera. They consistently have problems forming coherent sentences.

1150 days ago
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Hoopee    

Great. Now I know the answer to some obscure Michael Jackson question/answer on Jeopardy.

Wait, that is the only reason for this article and video right?

1150 days ago
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Stark Raving Dad    

Old news is old.

1150 days ago
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Mo    

Tsssss...what a scoop....................NOT!

And eh dudes...Kipp is currently on tour with Roger Waters, and that's a lot more important than this old news.

1150 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Can you imagine the advantage a photog with even average intelligence would have, working for an outfit like TMZ? These guys always sound like they were lifted from a frathouse floor and given a camera. They consistently have problems forming coherent sentences
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The writers may be semi-literate, it's true, but the photographers are very skilled. It takes real talent to snap the worst possible pictures of celebrities day in and day out. A person has to work at being that tasteless.

1150 days ago
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tmiller12    

Not a bombshell. MJ did the speaking parts, Kip did the songs cause MJ's singing company wouldn't let him sing on the show...OLD news

1150 days ago
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tis_ruthy    

ffs

1150 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

This world is so being destroyed by lawyers that Michael Jackson couldn't even impersonate himself on a freaking cartoon because of those greedy fukkkkks at Sony who most likely had a hand in his death as far as I'm concerned and I'm no Jackson sycophant

Anyone could see he was a marked man for that billion dollar Beatles catalog and those mutha's had him offed and the patsy was this goofy cardiologist who they were expecting would just walk away that afternoon.

1150 days ago
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