Bunny-Ears Guitarist: Literalized, as seen in some performance clips near the end of Everyday Sunshine.
But Not Too Black/But Not Too White: Musically, this was one of their biggest roadblocks early on in their career, as black radio stations weren't interested in them because of the punk rock element, and white radio stations weren't interested since they were a black band that didn't resemble anything else.
Ink-Suit Actor: Lacking any footage of themselves from when they started the band in high school, the documentary Everyday Sunshine uses animated recreations instead.
Instrumentals: "Post-Cold War Politics," "V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F.", "Interlude 1," "Interlude 2" and "Pre Nut" (all three from Chim Chim's Badass Revenge), "One Planet People" and "Dear God" (from The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerk).
"I've seen them do every style, in the same song."
Protest Song: "Party At Ground Zero," "Slow Bus Movin' (Howard Beach Party)," "Subliminal Fascism," "Give It Up," "Movement in the Light," "Fight the Youth," "Change," the list doesn't end. Their alt-radio hit "Sunless Saturday" counts as well.
Notably averted with "Post Cold War Politics," from 1985's In Your Face, which is an instrumental. However, as this was four years before The Great Politics Mess-Up, and six years before the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is understandable.
Take That: In Everyday Sunshine, Perry Farrell talks about how Fishbone's lack of success in the mid-90s led to the record industry deciding, "No more freaks. Let's just get a little girl with a song," followed by pictures of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Theremin: According to the documentary Everyday Sunshine, Angelo's discovery of this led to him developing his "Dr. Madd Vibe" persona, which annoyed everyone else in the band.