Is Michael Jackson crazy? Certainly, his Feb. 6 appearance on ABC’s 20/20 — dangling babies and eating Sno-Kones — may have convinced 27 million U.S. viewers that Jackson had finally moved from Bad to Dangerous. But for those who watched closely enough, Jackson came off as a typically concerned parent and businessman. Consider the evidence. — Brian M. Raftery
— Wears a seat belt while driving go-cart around his 3,000-acre Neverland ranch.
— Doesn’t hold on to his umbrella while climbing the giving tree.
— Keeps life-size Captain Hook and Peter Pan reproductions fastened securely to the wall.
— Negotiates for a discount before purchasing Egyptian coffins, urn sets, or paintings of the bathing of Apollo.
— Travels only with mannequins of a nonthreatening nature (a police officer, French waiter, etc.).
— Patronizes hospitals with liberal placenta-removal policies.
— By his own admission, is no longer walking around carrying baby dolls as if they were real children.
— Teaches kids that recent Star Wars installments are ”boring and slow.”