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 Post subject: zappa & the simpsons
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:06 pm 
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everyone knows matt groening is a huge zappa fan(he was a guest at a few of the fri night gettogethers at zappa's house in the early 90's)
but not everyone knows that when he was thinking about the theme song for the show he gave danny elfman a tape of a burma shave commercial that zappa had written in the late 50's early 60's and said i want something that sounds like this!!!!
also (i havent been able to find any)there are suposedly some zappa album covers in the backgrounds of groenings old comic strip "life in hell"
any one seen them?
aside from these 2 points there must be some other things that tie these (2 of my favorite )things together.
anybody obsessive like me ever notice anything?(aside from jebadiah springfield having sort of a zappa mustache,sans the soul patch)

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If the search function here didn't blow, there is a thread here discussing this somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: zappa & the simpsons
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As I recall from the old thread: Nobody could provide any reference to Zappa in the Simpsons show.

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There was one reference actually, and it was in one of the more recent episodes made. Lisa is taken to a Museum of inventors and the sign at the top of the doorway into the museum said "The Fathers of Invention" with "and Mothers" written just above. That's the only reference I've ever seen. 8)

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Nice one BBP!! 8)

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In the opening sequence of four episodes, Lisa plays King Kong very fast on her saxophone.


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thanks calvin(love your screen name)
wish you knew witch ones
i guess i'll have to watch them all again

p.s.
i have since found the old thread concerning this topic
sorry to repeat topics :P

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thanks calvin(love your screen name)
wish you knew witch ones
i guess i'll have to watch them all again

p.s.
i have since found the old thread concerning this topic
sorry to repeat topics :P

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My bad! That's definitely one! But Calvin's "four King Kong"s I have missed. I collect the shows (have the first seven seasons on DVD), so any info on where they may be would be welcome. I have never noticed them.

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My bad! That's definitely one! But Calvin's "four King Kong"s I have missed. I collect the shows (have the first seven seasons on DVD), so any info on where they may be would be welcome. I have never noticed them.


Lisa plays some notes of King Kong (very fast) in these episodes:

AABF14 Simpsons Bible Stories - season 10
CABF01 Lisa the Tree Hugger - season 12
CABF02 The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - season 12
CABF06 Skinner's Sense of Snow - season 12

I got this from http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/videogra ... psons.html

So, you need to get those seasons!


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I don't want to piss on anyone's firework but this could just be having a dig at political correctness.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
Lisa plays some notes of King Kong (very fast) in these episodes:

AABF14 Simpsons Bible Stories - season 10
CABF01 Lisa the Tree Hugger - season 12
CABF02 The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - season 12
CABF06 Skinner's Sense of Snow - season 12

I got this from http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/videogra ... psons.html

So, you need to get those seasons!


Thanks. I will indeed get them, but I'll have to be patient. Season 8 is out this Fall (and they release them about bi-anually). Thanks again for the info!

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I don't want to piss on anyone's firework but this could just be having a dig at political correctness.


Could be....but I prefer to think not. Heh. 8)

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i just saw simpsons bible stories on mon night and lisa IS playing a short speeded up version of king kong

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 Post subject: Re: zappa & the simpsons
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calvin&hisnext2hitchh wrote:
also (i havent been able to find any)there are suposedly some zappa album covers in the backgrounds of groenings old comic strip "life in hell"
any one seen them?
I used to have a 'Life in Hell' college planner, and there were definitely some comics in that one that showed Blinky the rabbit's room with a stack of records, a couple of Zappa and Beefheart albums among them. I don't have the agenda anymore, but I'm positive this is correct.

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cool dude i'll keep an eye out for it now that i know

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In another Groening's "Life in Hell" comics, he was talking about his younger life, and he mentioned playing Lumpy Gravy, while high.

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Hi first timer here :lol:

As I recall, in the episode with the substitute teacher, Lisa and Mr.Bergstrom have a conversation that seems to recall 'Dancing Fool'

LISA: And you're obviously Jewish.

MR.BERGSTROM: Jewish? Are you sure?

LISA: Or Italian.

MR.BERGSTROM: I'm Jewish.

just my wee contribution

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Hi first timer here :lol:

As I recall, in the episode with the substitute teacher, Lisa and Mr.Bergstrom have a conversation that seems to recall 'Dancing Fool'

LISA: And you're obviously Jewish.

MR.BERGSTROM: Jewish? Are you sure?

LISA: Or Italian.

MR.BERGSTROM: I'm Jewish.

just my wee contribution

I'll get me coat :)


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 Post subject: Re: zappa & the simpsons
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'The Simpsons' is 30 today. Here's how Frank Zappa hugely influenced the show.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ent ... ent/music/

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
'The Simpsons' is 30 today. Here's how Frank Zappa hugely influenced the show.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ent ... ent/music/
Wow, talk about scary timing!

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There would be no The Simpsons show without the Zappa's influence. Cool connection, undoubtly.


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