Life Imitates the Simpsons
From season three, episode 24, entitled “Stark Raving Dad” (first airing September 19, 1991):
Thanks to Bart leaving his lucky red hat in the load of washed white shirts, Homer wears a pink shirt to the nuclear power plant. He is promptly committed to a mental institution, where he meets up with a white man who walks and talks like Michael Jackson.
And this, ripped from the headlines of today’s Daily Telegraph (UK):
Jackson's legal team is said to be encouraging him to consider a plea bargain, possibly an insanity defence that would allow him to serve time in a state mental hospital instead of jail.
(Thanks to reader Slick Rick for this keen cultural connection.)