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Quotes and References

Many different quotes and references to music occur in these novels.
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Also Sprach Zarathustra Opus 30 (1896)

(Composed by Richard Strauss)

  • Upon the discovery (pun intended) of the monoliths on Gingerbread, Skippy starts tunelessly singing Daaah - - Daaaah - - Daaaah - - DA-DAAAAH (the beginning of Also Sprach Zarathusthra), which you might recognize as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. (https://youtu.be/WufKsOhkTL8?t=41)

Don't Stop Believin' (1981)

(Performed by Journey)

Everybody Have Fun Tonight (1986)

(Performed by Wang Chang)

Guantanamera (1966)

(Performed by The Sand Pipers)

  • In Breakaway, after Joe wakes up from a dream, he calls for Skippy. Skippy appears, but swaying like he was kind of drunk and started singing "One ton of mayo, I can’t eat one ton of mayo. One ton of mayo, that’s too much may-oh-nais-oh-", which is a parody of the song. (https://youtu.be/Jm1anurhbeg)

I Am The Walrus (1967)

(Performed by The Beatles)

Jeopardy Theme (1963)

(Composed by Merv Griffin)

Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

(Performed by Carl Douglas)

  • In Armageddon, when Skippy woke Joe up and told that he wanted to Wang Chung tonight, he also questioned whether "Everybody was kung fu fighting" in reference to the main line from the song. (https://youtu.be/bmfudW7rbG0)

Soul Finger (1967)

(Performed by the Bar-Kays)

Whomp! There It Is (1993)

(Performed by Tag Team)