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* Music/{{Funkadelic}}'s album "Alice In My Fantasies" (1974) has a line: "Mama said, never eat the yellow snow", in reference to the song "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" from ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}''

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* Music/{{Funkadelic}}'s album [[Music/GeorgeClinton Funkadelic]]s' "Alice In My Fantasies" (1974) has a line: "Mama said, never eat the yellow snow", in reference to the song "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" from ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}''


* "Le Péril Jeune" by Cédric Klapisch uses "Dirty Love" from ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}'' on the soundtrack and in one of the scenes the infamous Zappa toilet poster can be seen hanging on a wall.

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* "Le Péril Jeune" "Film/LePerilJeune" by Cédric Klapisch uses "Dirty Love" from ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}'' on the soundtrack and in one of the scenes the infamous Zappa toilet poster can be seen hanging on a wall.

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* The character Zappa from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games is named after him.


* The Basooties, an American rock band released a cover version of "You Didn't Try To Call Me" from ''Music/FreakOut'' as a B-side of their first single.
* The Cardiacs' member Jon Poole released a solo tribute album called "What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?" (1994).
* Alex Harvey (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) covered "Willie The Pimp" from ''Music/HotRats'' on his album "The Joker Is Wild" (1972).

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* The Basooties, an American rock band released a cover version of "You Didn't Try To to Call Me" from ''Music/FreakOut'' as a B-side of their first single.
* The Cardiacs' member Jon Poole released a solo tribute album called "What's The the Ugliest Part Of of Your Body?" (1994).
* Alex Harvey (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) covered "Willie The the Pimp" from ''Music/HotRats'' on his album "The ''The Joker Is Wild" Wild'' (1972).



* Music/{{Chumbawamba}} covered "What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?" from ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' to a 7" EP called "Gay Pride (You Don't Know What Your Missing)" on the Dump Records label in 1994. They also sampled "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" from ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' on their track "I Should Be So Lucky" from the album "Everyone's Stealing From Someone" (1992).

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* Music/{{Chumbawamba}} covered "What's The the Ugliest Part Of of Your Body?" from ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' to a 7" EP called "Gay Pride (You Don't Know What Your Missing)" on the Dump Records label in 1994. They also sampled "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" from ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' on their track "I Should Be So Lucky" from the album "Everyone's Stealing From Someone" (1992).



* ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' by ''Acid Mothers Temple'' mashes up the titles of two [[Music/FrankZappa Mothers Of Invention]] albums, ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.

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* ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' by ''Acid Mothers Temple'' mashes up the titles of two [[Music/FrankZappa Mothers Of of Invention]] albums, albums: ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.



* Music/ArjenAnthonyLucassen covered "I'm The Slime" from ''Music/OverNiteSensation'' on his solo album ''Music/LostInTheNewReal''.

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* Music/ArjenAnthonyLucassen covered "I'm The the Slime" from ''Music/OverNiteSensation'' on his solo album ''Music/LostInTheNewReal''.


* The earliest Zappa appearance in popular culture happened in 1963 when he was a guest on the ''Creator/SteveAllen Show'' and played music on a bicycle. In a bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Zappais entirely moustacheless.

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* The earliest Zappa appearance in popular culture happened in 1963 when he was a guest on the ''Creator/SteveAllen Show'' and played music on a bicycle. In a bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Zappais EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Zappa is entirely moustacheless.mustache-free.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Zappa had a guest appearance in two episodes, broadcast on December 11, 1976 and October 21, 1978, both with Creator/JohnBelushi. He appeared in the Coneheads sketch too [[note]] about a family of extraterrestrial aliens from the planet Remulak stuck on Earth, whose heads were all cone shaped [[/note]], which would later inspire Zappa's song "Conehead" from "You Are What You Is" (1980). Because Zappa broke the fourth wall during the show [[note]] Creator/DanAykroyd said in a 1993 Playboy interview: "(...) We were doing the Coneheads scene, which Frank loved. We were all in position to do it when Frank, said, 'What am I supposed to do? Read these cards?' It totally broke the reality; it was awful.(...) Maybe he thought he was above the whole thing or he was nervous or he didn't like the script. Maybe he thought he was being funny. But in fact the audience sort of gasped." he was banned from ever appearing again." [[/note]]

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Zappa had a guest appearance in two episodes, broadcast on December 11, 1976 and October 21, 1978, both with Creator/JohnBelushi. He appeared in the Coneheads sketch too [[note]] about a family of extraterrestrial aliens from the planet Remulak stuck on Earth, whose heads were all cone shaped [[/note]], which would later inspire Zappa's song "Conehead" from "You Are What You Is" ''Music/YouAreWhatYouIs'' (1980). Because Zappa broke the fourth wall during the show [[note]] Creator/DanAykroyd said in a 1993 Playboy interview: "(...) We were doing the Coneheads scene, which Frank loved. We were all in position to do it when Frank, said, 'What am I supposed to do? Read these cards?' It totally broke the reality; it was awful.(...) Maybe he thought he was above the whole thing or he was nervous or he didn't like the script. Maybe he thought he was being funny. But in fact the audience sort of gasped." he was banned from ever appearing again." [[/note]]



* Zappa also appeared on a September 23 1971 episode of "What's My Line?", where panel member Creator/SoupySales correctly guessed his identity.

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* Zappa also appeared on a September 23 23, 1971 episode of "What's My Line?", where panel member Creator/SoupySales correctly guessed his identity.



* Music/DavidBowie's first bands, The Buzz and The Riot Squad covered and recorded "It Can't Happen Here" and "Who Are The Brain Police?" from ''Music/FreakOut'' as early as 1966-1967. On October 30, 2003 Bowie played a concert in Vienna when he noticed his female bassist did not wear a long shirt (just a jacket above a smaller shirt) and mentioned: "Who could imagine?", in reference to "It Can't Happen Here". Then he asked the audience if any of them knew this song?

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* Music/DavidBowie's first bands, The Buzz and The Riot Squad covered and recorded "It Can't Happen Here" and "Who Are The Brain Police?" from ''Music/FreakOut'' as early as 1966-1967. 1966-67. On October 30, 2003 2003, Bowie played a concert in Vienna when he noticed his female bassist did not wear a long shirt (just a jacket above a smaller shirt) and mentioned: "Who could imagine?", in reference to "It Can't Happen Here". Then he asked the audience if any of them knew this song?



* The song "Blood from a Clone" from Music/GeorgeHarrison's album "Somewhere in England" (1981) namedrops Zappa:

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* The song "Blood from a Clone" from Music/GeorgeHarrison's album "Somewhere ''Somewhere in England" England'' (1981) namedrops Zappa:


* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers: In the song "Happiness Loves Company" on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "I'm With You" (2011) Anthony Kiedis sings: "The Mothers of Invention are the best!"

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* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers: In the song "Happiness Loves Company" on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "I'm ''I'm With You" You'' (2011) Anthony Kiedis sings: "The Mothers of Invention are the best!"


* Zappa wrote music for the 1990 documentary "Alaska: Outrage At Valdez" about the oil tanker spill of the "Exxon Valdez". One of the compositions, "Outrage At Valdez" would later be performed by the Ensemble Modern and can be found on the album ''Music/TheYellowShark'' (1993).

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* Zappa wrote music for the 1990 documentary "Alaska: Outrage At at Valdez" about the oil tanker spill of the "Exxon Valdez". One of the compositions, "Outrage At at Valdez" would later be performed by the Ensemble Modern and can be found on the album ''Music/TheYellowShark'' (1993).



* ''Things We Lost In The Fire'': The soundtrack features "The Little House I Used To Live In" from ''Music/BurntWeenySandwich'' and "Zoot Allures" and "Black Napkins" from ''Music/ZootAllures''.

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* ''Things We Lost In The in the Fire'': The soundtrack features "The Little House I Used To Live In" from ''Music/BurntWeenySandwich'' and "Zoot Allures" and "Black Napkins" from ''Music/ZootAllures''.



* The song "Blood From A Clone" from Music/GeorgeHarrison's album "Somewhere in England" (1981) namedrops Zappa:

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* The song "Blood From A from a Clone" from Music/GeorgeHarrison's album "Somewhere in England" (1981) namedrops Zappa:



* Supergrass named their album "In It For The Money" (1997) after ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney''. Two band members, Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey, later started a spin-off band, The Hotrats, named after the Zappa album ''Music/HotRats''.

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* Supergrass named their second album "In ''In It For The Money" for the Money'' (1997) after ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney''. Two band members, Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey, later started a spin-off band, The Hotrats, named after the Zappa album ''Music/HotRats''.



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* British electronica duo King Kooba sampled "It's From Kansas" and "Bit Of Nostalgia" from ''Music/LumpyGravy'' on their album "Enter The Throne Room" (2001).

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--> ''To the Mothers Of of Invention''
* British electronica duo King Kooba sampled "It's From Kansas" and "Bit Of Nostalgia" from ''Music/LumpyGravy'' on their album "Enter The ''Enter the Throne Room" Room'' (2001).



* The British electronica group Fila Brazillia sampled Zappa's "Eat That Question" from 'Music/TheGrandWazoo'' on the track "Ridden Pony" from their album "A Touch Of Cloth" (1999).

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* The British electronica group Fila Brazillia sampled Zappa's "Eat That Question" from 'Music/TheGrandWazoo'' on the track "Ridden Pony" from their album "A Touch Of of Cloth" (1999).


* ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' by Music/AcidMothersTemple mashes up the titles of two [[Music/FrankZappa Mothers Of Invention]] albums, ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.

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* ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' by Music/AcidMothersTemple ''Acid Mothers Temple'' mashes up the titles of two [[Music/FrankZappa Mothers Of Invention]] albums, ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.


* Music/{{Boredoms}}: Group members Yamamoto Seiichi, ATR and Hilah compiled their favorite Zappa tracks on CD as "Yamamoto Seiichi, ATR, Hilah From Boredoms Meets Frank Zappa" (1999).

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* Music/{{Boredoms}}: ''Boredoms:'' Group members Yamamoto Seiichi, ATR ATR, and Hilah compiled their favorite Zappa tracks on CD as "Yamamoto ''Yamamoto Seiichi, ATR, Hilah From from Boredoms Meets Frank Zappa" Zappa'' (1999).


* The Italian rock band Elio e le Storie Tese covered "Tell Me You Love Me" from ''Music/ChungasRevenge'' on their album "Tutti gli uomini del deficiente" (1999).

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* The Italian rock band Elio e le Storie Tese Music/ElioELeStorieTese covered "Tell Me You Love Me" from ''Music/ChungasRevenge'' on their album "Tutti gli uomini del deficiente" (1999).(1999). They always listed Zappa as one of their primary sources of inspiration.



* The Italian rapper Caparezza released a demo called "Zappa" (1999) and also referred to him in his song "La Rivoluzione del Sessintutto" (2008), where he says: «Dio si chiama Zappa Frank Vincent» ("God's name is Frank Vincent Zappa"). The same track also makes a reference to Cynthia Plaster-Caster.

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* The Italian rapper Caparezza Music/{{Caparezza}} released a demo called "Zappa" (1999) and also referred to him in his song "La Rivoluzione del Sessintutto" (2008), where he says: «Dio si chiama Zappa Frank Vincent» ("God's name is Frank Vincent Zappa"). The same track also makes a reference to Cynthia Plaster-Caster.


--> ''Watch better movies. Kim Jong Il has got to broaden himself past the porn and Creator/JohnWayne. He once remarked that he was so moved by the performance of Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio that he "probably could not bear to watch ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' a second time." We understand, Here is the list of tapes I plan to send to him instead for his viewing pleasure: ''Film/EasyRider'' —The first thing Dear Leader needs to do is loosen up. This movie ought to help. ''Film/TwoHundredMotels'' — If Creator/DennisHopper can’t do the trick, Frank Zappa will."''

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--> ''Watch better movies. Kim Jong Il has got to broaden himself past the porn and Creator/JohnWayne. He once remarked that he was so moved by the performance of Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio that he "probably could not bear to watch ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' a second time." We understand, Here is the list of tapes I plan to send to him instead for his viewing pleasure: ''Film/EasyRider'' —The first thing Dear Leader needs to do is loosen up. This movie ought to help. ''Film/TwoHundredMotels'' — If Creator/DennisHopper can’t do the trick, Frank Zappa will."''


** ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': In the fifth episode of the second season, "That Was Then This Is Dumb", Trent and Jesse listen to ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'', more specifically the track "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama".

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** * ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': In the fifth episode of the second season, "That Was Then This Is Dumb", Trent and Jesse listen to ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'', more specifically the track "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama".



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* The book cover of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Hodgson]]'s ''198 movies'' is a parody of ''Film/TwoHundredMotels'' album cover.




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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': In the fifth episode of the second season, "That Was Then This Is Dumb", Trent and Jesse listen to ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'', more specifically the track "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama".



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* ''ComicBook/ElvisShrugged'': Zappa is one of many rock and pop stars who have a cameo.


* ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' by Music/AcidMothersTemple mashes up the titles of two [[FrankZappa Mothers Of Invention]] albums, ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.

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* ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' by Music/AcidMothersTemple mashes up the titles of two [[FrankZappa [[Music/FrankZappa Mothers Of Invention]] albums, ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.

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