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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:29 am 
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So, I'm working on a little Zombie project and I thought part of it would be fun to share here and get your input on. It's sort of in the vein of the Guys in Aloha Shirts thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=18590 .
I'm looking for references to the zombie cocktail in pop culture and I found several references on Wikipedia and elsewhere, but it is hard to look up anything zombie on the web and not have to sift through a ton of other zombie related stuff. So Here's the list I've got going so far (some of the "pop" in pop culture is a bit dated, but for the sake of completism I haven't deleted anything). Where possible I'd love to add video clips or still images.

In M*A*S*H (TV series), Season 3, Episode 17 The Consultant, Trapper John orders a Zombie at the Officers Club and says "Keep them coming until I turn into one."

The Zombie cocktail also appears as one of many of the namechecks found in Steely Dan songs, appearing in the song "Haitian Divorce" on the album The Royal Scam.

In 1940, pianist Fats Waller recorded a novelty song called "Abercrombie Had a Zombie" about the effects of the cocktail on a previously law-abiding citizen who has a few zombies and becomes a public menace. The song also mentions Aquacade and other features of the 1939 New York World's Fair where the drink was popularized.

The drink is mentioned by the doctor in the 1943 film I Walked With a Zombie as the final example of what the definition of a zombie might entail. Frances Dee's character responds, "I tried one once, but there wasn't anything dead about it."

In the 1981 film comedy Modern Problems, Nell Carter (as voodoo maid Dorita) makes a big tray of really nice looking Zombies for vacationing guests Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Mary Kay Place and Brian Doyle-Murray in the living room of their beach house getaway. Chevy Chase's character drinks the entire Zombie all at once, stunning the rest of the guests, and portending the weekend of chaos to come.

In the "Nowhere to turn" episode of Matlock Conrad McMasters is offered a job as a bartender after meeting the bar owner's challenge to fix him "a Zombie, a perfect Rob Roy, and a Suffering Bastard".

In the 1942 movie, "So's Your Aunt Emma!", Emma Bates (ZaSu Pitts) is offered a drink at a bar and asks what a "Zombie" is. Her escort, newspaper man Terry Conners, says, "That's not for you," and orders her a "Horse's Neck."

In the 1951 movie, "Lullaby of Broadway", Adolph Hubble (S.Z. Sakall) is having dinner with Melinda Howard (Doris Day). Being in a celebratory mood, instead of his "usual beer", as suggested by the waiter, Adolf orders a double Zombie - followed by several more.

In the "Is It Magic or Imagination?" episode of Bewitched, Darrin orders a Zombie for Samantha. When she makes them leave before receiving the drink, Darrin says "if you didn't want the zombie I would have drank it" so she conjures one for him.

In the "Catch a Falling Star" episode of Quantum Leap (set on May 21, 1979, aired in 1990), a number of the characters order Zombies.

The Zombie appears in The Fiery Furnaces' album Rehearsing My Choir; the narrator states 'it just bombed me', during "A Candymaker’s Knife in my Handbag"

The Zombie is mentioned by rapper Common in the track "8 Minutes to Sunrise" off his "Sensibility" album (02:00).

In the Gilligan's Island episode "Voodoo" Gilligan informs Mrs. Howell the Professor has been turned into a zombie by a witchdoctor. She asks Thurston what a zombie is; he starts giving her the recipe for the cocktail, but wonders why she asked. She explains the Professor has been turned into one. Mrs. Howell suggests they go help him, and Thurston adds, "Bring a couple of tall glasses"! (at the end of the clip)

In the skit entitled "Scandalous Weekend" in season two of the sketch comedy show Kids in the Hall the recurring character Cathy Strupp, played by Scott Thompson, orders a Triple Zombie in a bar called the Love Boat Disco.

Portlandia Season 7, episode 10 Misunderstood Miracles. I can only find the whole episode on youtube behind a paywall for $1.99. It’s on netflix also at 15:30 a skit with parents teaching their almost 21 year old about drinking. At the end they turn him over to his friend who is taking him out and recommends going to the Tiki Hut for Tiki Drinks (including the flaming zombie, and mai tai). Kid freaks out cause parents didn’t explain tiki drinks.

Please add to the list, and expand to other drinks, or just tiki drinks in general.

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All right, e33. I wracked my brain and dug through my old comics. Here's what I found;

Issue #3 of "Wolff & Byrd: Counselors Of The Macabre". This was an indy comic from the mid-90's that presented a very clever take on horror comedy.
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In this particular issue a judge gets so fed up with our protagonists' shenanigans and adjudicating the supernatural that he heads to a tiki bar to get loaded on.... zombies. Here are images of the relevant panels. I left them huge so you can read the fine comic print.
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