I think as soon as Bart Simpson is able to shave, he'll have a little moustache and goatee just like Frank Zappa's.
[FZ] was my dad [...]. I got to hang out with him—he was on tour a lot of the time with everybody else, but I had a dad. We would watch The Simpsons together—that was our date.
Furthermore, how come there's never been any concrete Zappa reference on The Simpsons?
I'm convinced that in one variation of the opening sequence, Lisa plays a few bars of King Kong as she walks out of the classroom. I've seen it a couple of times now, but haven't managed to get a tape of it yet for group verification.
i'll second that observation; i've seen it too. it is most certainly "king kong". i wish i could remember what episode it was in.
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
There is actually a Mothers of Invention reference in the very last season of the simpsons ("The Girl Who Slept Too Little", Season 17, episode 02). At approximately 7 minutes and a half, you could see a sign in the entrance of the stamp museum that says "Fathers of Invention" in big letters. Over it, there is a graffiti saying "and Mothers". Therefore it says "Fathers (and Mothers) of Invention" ...
Last weeks Simpsons with Cheech & Chong
At about 2:46 the Crawdaddy Magazine on the floor features FZ on the cover
Spotted this one tonight as Sky were re-running Season 3 "Bart the Lover" where Bart answers Mrs. Krabappel's lonely hearts ad [...].
As she's marking the papers, you can see on "Jamie's" paper, a slightly blurry "Zappa", and on the right-hand paper, it looks like it belongs to "Adrian Belew", and starts "Lone Rhino" before going on to mention "Coltrane", "Miles" and "Thelonius Monk"
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