Bands That Were Named After TV Shows And Movies

Anna Jacoby | May 9, 2019 4:02 pm

Have you ever wondered how a band came up with their name? Some, like The Beatles, were simply influenced by other bands like Buddy Holly & the Crickets, so they just chose another animal. The Pixies landed on their name because the word was randomly selected from a dictionary.

Inspiration can come from anywhere, even from movies and TV shows. We’re looking at bands that were inspired by the modern marvel of moving pictures so much that they named themselves in honor of their favorites. Scroll on to learn about these band name origin stories.


Okilly Dokilly on tour
Photo by Keipher McKennie/Getty Images
Photo by Keipher McKennie/Getty Images

Okilly Dokilly is a metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona. Their name and the theme of their entire aesthetic derives from the bible-pushing character Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. One of their songs, “White Wine Spritzer,” is featured on the closing credits of a 2019 episode.

The members of Okilly Dokilly are: frontman Head Ned, Shred Ned on guitar, Zed Ned on synth, Dread Ned on drums, and Bed Ned on bass guitar. And yes, they dress just like Ned Flanders on stage complete with mustache and glasses.