Hear John Moschitta, Jr., the World’s Fastest Talker, Singing Michael Jackson’s “BAD” Just in 20 Seconds (1987)

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In a 1987 interview, actor John Moschitta Jr., also known as “Motormouth” John Moschitta and the Fast Talking Guy, opened up to reporter Marcus Jones about his career up to that point, the commercials he’s done and his 10 minute school.

But the highlight of the interview was when Jones handed the album sleeve of the new Michael Jackson album and asked him to recite the words from the title track “BAD.” Moschitta did so in about 20 seconds.

Moschitta appeared in over 100 commercials as “The Micro Machines Man” and in a 1981 ad for FedEx. He provided the voice for Blurr in The Transformers: The Movie (1986), The Transformers (1986–1987), Transformers: Animated (2008–2009) and two direct-to-video films.

Moschitta had been credited in The Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Fastest Talker, with the ability to articulate 586 words per minute. His record was broken in 1990 by Steve Woodmore who spoke 637 words per minute and then by Sean Shannon, who spoke 655 words per minute on August 30, 1995. However, Moschitta questions the legitimacy of those who claim to be faster than he is.

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