The Simpsons: 15 Bands Inspired By The Show

Fall Out Boy is more than just Radioactive Man’s sidekick.
The Simpsons: 15 Bands Inspired By The Show

Naming your band after a reference to a show is like having a little wink to .01% of your audience that says “Hey, see what I did there?” With The Simpsons being around since the beginning of time, several bands have ended up sporting names with a Springfieldian origin. Here are 15 bands with names inspired by The Simpsons.

Hot Rod Circuit

This Alabama emo band’s name comes from The Simpsons episode “Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 2.” In it, Mr. Burns says “The year is 1965, and you and I are undercover detectives on the hot rod circuit!”

The Speedholes

The Speedholes name is a reference to the holes in a car that Homer believes makes it go faster. Their music sounds like it was ripped straight from the Tony Hawks Underground 2 soundtrack.


The metal band Floorpie is a reference to the delicious booby-trapped treat homer finds in his house, and their music sounds like if you put a normal song in a blender.

Fall Out Boy

The biggest band on the list, Fall Out Boy is named after the sidekick for Radioactive Man. The band didn’t have a name picked by their second show, and an audience member suggested “Fall Out Boy” and the name stuck for this mega-famous pop-punk group.

Mr. Plow

Homer’s plow-driving alter-ego Mr. Plow from the episode of the same name was the inspiration behind the title of this 90s Houston rock band.

Itch E And Scratch E

Australian electro group Itch E and Scratch E are named after the murderous cat and mouse featured on the Krusty The Clown Show.


Named after Springfield's favorite lazy police chief, Chief Wiggum, this Orange County Ska group sounds like if two ska bands played different songs at the same time.

Mr. Sparkle

Mr. Sparkle is not only the name of this ska band from Clifton, NJ, but it’s also the name of the Japanese dishwasher detergent whose mascot looks exactly like Homer.

Stupid Flanders

Stupid Flanders is an eight-piece ska band whose name is a reference to Homer’s often repeated catchphrase about his do-good neighboroonie. 

Malibu Stacy

Malibu Stacy is not just the name of the doll manufactured by the Malibu Stacy Division of PetroChem Petrochemical Corporation and collected by Smithers, it is also the name of this Belgian power pop band.

The Christ Punchers

The Christ Punchers” sounds like a pretty fitting monicker once you listen to this Detroit metal group. The name comes from when Homer and Friends decide to start a motorcycle gang and Moe suggests “The Christ Punchers” as a name.

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