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 Post subject: Useless Zappa Trivia
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:23 pm 
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At 1h32m39s into the new Mya Communications DVD release of Dario Argento's 1970 giallo "4 Flies on Gray Velvet," the lp jacket of WOIIFTM can be seen on the living room floor of the film's protagonist.

Maybe that could be a question if someone makes a Trivial Pursuit, Zappa Edition. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:34 pm 
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Here's another: There's a song on the new album Cummunion by The Soundtrack of Our Lives called Mensa's Marauders. In it there's a lyric that reads, "Hey Mr. Forehead working for the brain police/But did you ever say a word?"


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:03 pm 
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I heard somewhere (hint..hint) That the Simpson's theme song is a Zappa rip off! Now that's Useless...

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In the movie Scanners, right after the school bus crash scene, when the police inspect the mess in the record store, there are several Sheik Yerbouti LP sleeves on the walls.


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
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In the movie "High Fidelity", you can see a bunch of Zappa albums on the wall (I remember Joe's Garage, Sheik Yerbouti, and Apostrophe (')).

Also, in "School of Rock", there's a part where Jack Black is writing a bunch of bands on a chalkboard (I think writing the genre, then putting down bands - such as "Metal" then "Black Sabbath" linked to it). There's a section on the chalkboard with a "?", and connected to it says "Zappa" and "Beefheart".


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:37 am 
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in the episode of Rosanne with Ahmet, in Ahmet's character's room there are several Zappa posters including, Them or Us and Man from Utopia, and a Zappa bust in the back ground.

P.S. Ahmets name in that episode was Royal, so people could call him Roy or Al. (i thought it was funny)


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
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[quote="FaithfulZappa"]In the movie "High Fidelity", you can see a bunch of Zappa albums on the wall (I remember Joe's Garage, Sheik Yerbouti, and Apostrophe ('))]

I seem to remember he mentions the Mothers or Zappa when someone comes in the shop.....


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I actually haven't seen the whole movie... I just see it on T.V. occasionally, and it's always at that same spot. It's weird.


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm 
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thekwaze wrote:
FaithfulZappa wrote:
In the movie "High Fidelity", you can see a bunch of Zappa albums on the wall (I remember Joe's Garage, Sheik Yerbouti, and Apostrophe ('))]

I seem to remember he mentions the Mothers or Zappa when someone comes in the shop.....


I can't remember the exact quote but John Kusack mentions something about FZ fans who only want the original vinyl editions of certain albums.


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
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FaithfulZappa wrote:
In the movie "High Fidelity", you can see a bunch of Zappa albums on the wall (I remember Joe's Garage, Sheik Yerbouti, and Apostrophe (')).

Also, in "School of Rock", there's a part where Jack Black is writing a bunch of bands on a chalkboard (I think writing the genre, then putting down bands - such as "Metal" then "Black Sabbath" linked to it). There's a section on the chalkboard with a "?", and connected to it says "Zappa" and "Beefheart".


I never noticed that before. I'll have to watch it again. It's sitting on my shelf a few feet away.


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
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Recently I saw a piece of a Simpson episode the had the family viewing a sign that said Fathers of Invention, but was amended to Fathers and Mothers of Invention. I fail to remember the context, only the punch line.


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
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fred.roberts wrote:
Recently I saw a piece of a Simpson episode the had the family viewing a sign that said Fathers of Invention, but was amended to Fathers and Mothers of Invention. I fail to remember the context, only the punch line.


http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Girl ... Too_Little

... and I remembered why guess, when you can get the whole reference!


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 Post subject: Re: Useless Zappa Trivia
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On "The Nightmare on Elm Street 2" the best friend character to the main character whom is being taken over by Freddy Crugar, their is a "Them or Us" poster on his bedroom wall.

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In Mork and Mindy, in Mindy's Dad's music shop there is a copy of 'Moving Waves' by Focus on the wall. I presume it's on Sire records as its a US show. This may have been an early product placement, as Seymour Stein boss of Sire is a very clever man.

Not Zappa, but I could not resist.

No Zappa trivia is useless, its all CC!..or even OCD, having just watched Adrian Monk.


(Its one of my favourite LP's)

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I think that Dweezil had a small acting role in the movie "The Running Man"

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Joel Osteen wrote:
I think that Dweezil had a small acting role in the movie "The Running Man"

I think you're right. (actually, I know he's in the movie, but I don't want to out-positive you)

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what about ahmet in that really bad david arquette wrestling movie?

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In one episode of the show "Entourage" the character "Erick Murphy" wears a Zappa t-shirt.

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In the film ORDINARY PEOPLE, a couple kids ride up to main character's house on bikes, and they are laughing about the lyrics to FLAKES.

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just plain doug wrote:
Joel Osteen wrote:
I think that Dweezil had a small acting role in the movie "The Running Man"

I think you're right. (actually, I know he's in the movie, but I don't want to out-positive you)

Yes, near the end he bursts into a room with some other rebels carrying a rifle and recites the line "Don't touch that dial". That about floored me when I saw it!

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ahmet also had a very small part in "pump up the volume", starring christian slater.

speaking of mork and mindy, mindy is telling mork she's having dinner with someone special. robin williams obviously goes off script and asks,"idi amin?" pam dawber's expression of suprize is hilarious--but when he asks," is it frank zappa?", she looks even more astonished. too funny. :mrgreen:

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http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/music/ ... zappa.html

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32shortfilms wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
Joel Osteen wrote:
I think that Dweezil had a small acting role in the movie "The Running Man"

I think you're right. (actually, I know he's in the movie, but I don't want to out-positive you)

Yes, near the end he bursts into a room with some other rebels carrying a rifle and recites the line "Don't touch that dial". That about floored me when I saw it!


And the leader of that rebel group Dweezil was part of ? Mick Fleetwood

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The name of the gas station where Matt Helm stops in The Silencers is Joe's Garage.

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