Millions of people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, but a certain hit TV musical is set to provide a reason to stick around after the Vince Lombardi trophy is hoisted by the new champions.
The episode, likely one of the most costly ever produced for television, will include the homage to "Thriller", though it will be mashed up with an as yet-to-be chosen song. The episode will also feature covers of songs from the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum and Katy Perry.
In keeping with the night's sports theme, the episode will focus on a local high school championship game and the cheerleading squad's regional competition. Fans can expect the "Thriller" set piece during halftime of the in-show football game.
Somewhere in the distance, the ghost of Vincent Price is laughing.