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Grateful Dead TV appearances and references

This section of the discography lists a selection of Grateful Dead appearances on TV programmes and programmes that include references to the Grateful Dead.

This page is in an early stage of development and is not intended to be comprehensive.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


TV subject index

TV references to the Grateful Dead
Simpsons references to the Grateful Dead
GD or related songs/music used in programmes
GD and related performance/appearances


Grateful Dead references on TV shows

info One Day at a Time, Episode: Barbara's Friend, 1977
info Saved By The Bell, Season 2, episode 18: The Glee Club, 1990
info Absolutely Fabulous: Iso Tank, 1992
info The Stand, TV series, 1994
info Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back, 1994
info L.A. Law: Dead Issue episode, 1994
info My So-Called Life, episode 4: Father Figures, 1994
info Pig Sty: The Ghost and Mr. Evans episode, 1995
info The John Larroquette Show: Rachel and Tony episode, 1995
info Roseanne, Seasons 8 and 9, 1995-1997
info Roseanne, Season 8, episode 25: Fights & Stuff, 1996
info Seinfeld, Season 7, episode 14/15, The Cadillac, 1996
info Pinky and the Brain Season 2: Brinky episode, 1997
info South Park, Season 2, episode 4: Ike's Wee Wee
info Freaks and Geeks (all episodes), TV series, 1999-2000
info That 70's Show, Season 4, episode 20: Class Picture, 2002
info Will & Grace, Season 6, episode 11, The Accidental Tsuris, 2004
info Heroes, season 1, episode 7: Nothing To Hide, 2006
info Family Guy, Season 6, episode 4: Stewie Kills Lois (1), 2007
info 30 Rock, Season 3, Episode 6: Christmas Special, 2008
info The Big Bang Theory, series 3, episode 8: Adhesive Duck Deficiency, 2009
info Hot in Cleveland, season 2, episode 16: Dancing Queen, 2011

Grateful Dead references in the Simpsons

info Treehouse Of Horror, 1990
info Bart's Inner Child, 1993
info Mother Simpson, 1995
info Lisa's Sax, 1997
info D'oh-in' in the Wind, 1998
info Lisa Gets an A, 1998
info Take My Wife, Sleaze, 1999
info I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can, 2003

Grateful Dead and related songs/music used in TV programmes

info Vietnam: A Television History, 1983
info The Twilight Zone, TV series, 1985-1988
info Late Night With David Letterman, 1991
info My So-Called Life, episode 4: Father Figures, 1994
info Friends, Season 5, episode 15, The One With The Girl Who Hits Joey, 1999
info Freaks and Geeks (episode 18), TV series, 2000
info I Love 1988, TV series episode, 2001
info Taken, TV mini-series, 2002
info Live from Austin, TX (DVD), Cory Morrow, 2007
info My Name Is Earl, Series 3, episode 5: Creative Writing, 2007
info Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey, Documentary, 2008

Grateful Dead or member of the Grateful Dead: TV performances and appearances

info The Maze, 1967
info The Hippie Temptation, 1967
info West Pole, 1968
info Playboy After Dark, 1969
info Calebration, Grateful Dead/Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1970
info A Night At The Family Dog, Various Artists, 1970
info Go Ride The Music, Jefferson Airplance / Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1970
info Winterland, October 4, 1970, Grateful Dead, 1970
info Winterland, December 31, 1970, Grateful Dead, 1970
info Pop Deux : July 24, 1971
info Tivolis Koncertsal, Grateful Dead, 1972
info Beat Club, Various Artists, 1972
info Don Kirschner's Rock Concert, Various Artists, 1977
info Saturday Night Live, 1978
info Saturday Night Live, 1980
info Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany, March 28, 1981, Grateful Dead, 1981
info The Tomorrow Show, 1981
info Late Night With David Letterman, 1982
info Day Of The Dead, 1987
info Farm Aid III, September 19, 1987
info It Was Twenty Years Ago Today, Documentary, 1987
info Late Night With David Letterman, 1987
info The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 1987
info New Year's Eve 1987, Grateful Dead, 1987
info Summer Solstice At The Shoreline Amphitheater, Grateful Dead, 1989
info Late Night With David Letterman, 1989
info Timeless Voices, The Gyuto Monks, 1990?
info ABC in Concert, 1991
info Late Night With David Letterman, 1991
info Rockpalast Live, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, 1991
info Late Show With David Letterman, 1993
info Baseball: The American Epic, 1994
info Rock & Roll, Episode 5: Blues in Technicolor, 1995
info Anthem to Beauty, Grateful Dead, 1998
info Walk On By: The Story of Popular Song: Episode 6: After the Gold Rush, 2001
info Nash Bridges: Cat Fight, Season 6, episode 21, 2001
info Austin City Limits, Ratdog / Los Lobos, 2002
info Late Night with Conan O'Brien, 2002
info Late Night with Conan O'Brien, 2003
info All-Star Bluegrass Celebration, Performance film, 2004
info Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey, Documentary, 2008
info The View, March 30, 2009
info The Universe, Season 4, episode 10, Pulsars and Quasars, 2009


Last updated January 2012