Do Fries Go with That Shake?

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"Do Fries Go With That Shake?"
Single by George Clinton
from the album R&B Skeletons in the Closet
B-side "Pleasures of Exhaustion"
Released April 15, 1986
Format 7" single and 12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre P-Funk
Length 5:57 (album version)
10:15 (extended version)
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) George Clinton, Steve Washington, Sheila Washington
Producer(s) George Clinton, Steve Washington
George Clinton singles chronology
"Nubian Nut"
"Do Fries Go With That Shake?"
"R&B Skeletons (In the Closet)"
"Nubian Nut"
"Do Fries Go with That Shake?"
"R&B Skeletons (In the Closet)"

"Do Fries Go with That Shake?" is a song by Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton. The song was released in 1986 by Capitol Records and was originally featured on the album R&B Skeletons in the Closet.

The song was the second highest charting single of George Clinton's solo career after "Atomic Dog," peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
UK Singles Chart 57
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song is an all-black variant of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, where an evil fast food restaurant boss of Flooky's discovers that one of her fry cooks (George Clinton) is smitten with another woman he met at a nightclub and becomes jealous. The "fly girl" has also taken her place as "the fairest one of all" according to the magic mirror in the bathroom. In retaliation, when the woman and her best friend come to Flooky's to dine and to see Clinton, the boss laces the lady's order of fries with powdered rat poison. The lady takes a bite of the poisoned fries and falls into a deep sleep, sending her into a surreal world where Clinton and the fly girls are trapped inside a large chocolate milkshake and the boss is trying to slurp them up through the straw. Before the dream can continue, the lady wakes up to George Clinton kissing her and breaking the sleeping enchantment.



  • Joel Whitburn's Top R&B Singles 1942-1995 (Record Research Inc.)