Purple Monkey Dishwasher


The Simpsons are coming! How can you even contain yourself?

Did you know that yesterday was International Get Over Yourself Day? You did? Well, get over yourself! Today is International Write on Dirty Cars Day. (Remember to leave your best idea over there in the Comments.)

I probably won't be posting this weekend, so I best be telling you that tomorrow is International Geek Crush Day. (Personally I'm either going for Arvid from Head of the Class or Hedy Lamarr.) Sunday rounds out the week with International Shut the Hell Up Day, so I guess that's enough about that topic.


We end Simpsons Week in Style. (Although: I may do more next week. You heard me!) Monkey Barn has clips of the different Couch Gags, and a chance to vote on which Marge is sexier. And I prepared an all new list to entertain you. Tell your friends. Tell the neighbors! And please see the movie this weekend. Hyperion doesn't get to, so you dudes at least should.


So, here's the concept: we're trying to come up with the best band names that are somehow connected to The Simpsons. The band names have to be cool enough so that a non-fan would like them, but only a fan would get the reference. Therefore, D'oh! would not work, because everyone would know it for a Simpsons reference, but Evergreen Terrace would. I also am not including "Santa's Lil' Helper, "Ay Carumba," "Don't have a Cow" and "Eat My Shorts," as those are all common phrases before the Simpsons. Anyway, the following are the best I could come up with.


THE TOP TWENTY OBSCURE SIMPSONS BAND NAMES


#20 Sideshow Luke Perry - Who can forget Krusty's worthless half-brother? (I was also tempted to go with "Krudler," a racehorse co-owned by Krusty and Bette Midler.)


#19 Worker and Parasite – This would make a great German band



#18 In Rod We Trust – This would also make a good Twilight Zone tribute band.


#17 Floor Pie – Who hasn't fallen for this most subtle of traps?



#16 Poochie, We Hardly Knew Ye – "The name's Poochie D/and I rock the Telly/I'm half Joe Camel/And a third Fonzarelli/I'm the kung fu hippie/From Gangsta city/I'm a rappin' Surfer/you the fool I pity!"


#15 Nahasapeemapetilon – You're halfway to "MacArthur Park" just with the name



#14 Mr. Plow – "What's my name? Mr. Plow. That name again is Mr. Plow."


#13 Worst Band Ever! – Right now Weezer is upset they didn't think of this ironic band name first.


#12 Feast of Maximum Occupancy – It's not just a band, it's a religion!


#11 I was saying Boo-urns – For the Hans Moleman in all of us.


#10 Maison Derriere – "We're the gin in your martini, the clams on your linguini, yes we put the [BOING sound-effect] in Springfield!" Move over Barry White


#9 Pageant of the Transmundane – It just sounds so much more majestic than Freak Show, doesn't it? To this day Billy Corgan is made he made his second group Zwan.


#8 The Gilded Truffle – I'm sensing Southern Rock, or possibly an operatic touring company



#7 Fishbulb – "Mr. Sparkle" would also make a fantastic name, but Fishbulb just gets at the heart of what makes The Simpsons great


#6 Remorseless Eating Machine – There's no truth to the rumor that this is made up of the ghosts of Miami Sound Machine. (Too soon?)


#5 Amanda Hugginkiss – Why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss? (Maybe my standards are too high.)


#4 Serak the Preparer – If you were really cool, you'd have a bumper sticker made up saying, "Don't blame me, I voted for Serak the Preparer." (This one is really obscure, so ten points to anyone who got it.)


#3 Half-Inflated Devil Lord – This band could totally spin off of Spinal Tap. You've got death-metal just waiting to happen. Oy! (I love how they censored the syndicated episode.)



#2 Purple Monkey Dishwasher – I'm so excited about this one that I'm actually going to start it. I'm thinking Rap/Folk/Polka, or RaFolka. Who's with me?


And the number one obscure band name you can get from The Simpsons is….


#1 Stonecutters – You KNOW you want to sing along, so I have the lyrics for you. Long live Steve Gutenberg!

Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!
Who leaves Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do! We do!
Who robs the cavefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscars night?
We do! We do!


"Good night, Springden; there will be no encore!"

4 comments:

Koz said...

Sounded like "Half-inflated Dark Lord" to me not "Devil" like you've always led me to believe. You Bastard!

Hyperion said...

Are you too dumb to actually read the comment I wrote on that entry? They censored it to "dog" for the syndicated version. I have no idea why they picked dog.

Koz said...

Dark not Dog - oh ok I wasn't sure what it was they censored.

Jerrica said...

You left out a line of lyrics for the Stonecutters...I was forced to rely on memory. Damn You!