While Frank Zappa will be eternally remembered for his contributions to music, there’s no denying that the man lived a fascinating life. One such Zappa project comes to mind, as the musician acted in a single episode of the hit 80’s television show Miami Vice. In the 1986 episode “Payback!,” Zappa portrays Mario Fuente, a high-traffic drug dealer who only does transactions on his yacht, anchored over international waters.
The episode features Fuente searching for $3 million that was stolen from him, and mentions that he was in the “weasel dust industry,” which is apparently a slang word for cocaine that no one has ever used before, or since.
Watch this NBC spotlight of Zappa’s appearance, below:
Or, if you prefer to relive this glorious television episode, you can watch it in full, via NBC.