Hey, hey we're the Brunettes: fictional bands on TV worth mentioning

  • The Monkees (from the TV series of the same name)
  • The Electric Mayhem (from the Muppet Show)
  • The Heights (from the TV series of the same name)
  • The Zit Remedy/The Zits (from the TV series Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High)
  • Bad News (from the british comedy TV show "The Comic Strip Presents")
  • California Dreams (from the teenage sitcom of the same name, I think)
  • Zack Attack (from the teenage sitcom "Saved by the Bell")
  • The Alan Twitty Experience (from the teenage sitcom "Even Stevens")
  • Josie and the Pussycats (from the TV cartoon inspired by the archie comics of the same name)
  • The Worthless Peons (from the TV cult show "Scrubs") (added by Rushmore)
  • Driveshaft (from the current TV smash "Lost") (added by Odysseus)
  • The Rutles (hilarious parody of the music industry using the prism of a band resembling the Beatles very much, created by Monty Python Eric Idle and Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band frontman Neil Innes) (added by Odysseus)
  • The Beets (from the TV cartoon "Doug") (added by hinterland)
  • The Bee Sharps (from the TV phenom known as "The Simpsons") (added by Rushmore)
  • Dingoes ate my baby (Oz's band in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (added by JohnnyW)
Author Comments: 

these are the few that popped up in my mind... I obviously have forgotten many, be they from TV series or cartoons... so please, contribute and if possible include a bit of info abut the bands you submit... thank you!!!

Theres a barbershop band Scrubs called The Worthless Peons but they are a real band and in real life they are: The Blanks


Chip Skylark ("Fairl Odd Parents")

I'm afraid if it's exactly the same band but they only changed names to appear in Scrubs, then they can't qualify... and Chip Skylark is a single character, isn't he ? So, even if he was a one-man-band, would he qualify ? Hmmmm...
Anyway thanks for your interest and please keep the contributions flowing...

do they have to be fictional to enter this list? because even though The Blanks are a real band, one of the memebers was a regular cast memeber on Scrubs and the other memebers all have built characters within the show, it isn't just a puplicity stunt.

well, in light of those infos, it seems that band does qualify, based on the fact that it's not 100% like real-life The Blanks...

Driveshaft (from Lost .)
The Rutles (from The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash and The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch .)

Of course... Neil Innes' and Eric Idle's precious little creation... I own a CD-single of the Rutles of their song Shangri-La and everytime I listen to it I crack up laughing and mocking the Gallagher Brothers because that parodical song had to be their inspiration for Oasis's cello-driven "Whatever" single from their debut album...

In a recent interview Eric Idle talked about the movie project that fell apart for lack of funding before he turned to producing Spamalot . It was going to be a send up of the art house movies of Miramax/Merchant-Ivory. He was going to call it The Remains of the Piano (I love that title.) I'm sure I'll miss Ismail Merchant (not that I've seen a film that he's made in the past decade.)

How about The Beets from the cartoon Doug? Who could forget such classics like "I need more Allowance" and "Killer Tofu". AHH-EEE-EW Killer Tofu!

I don't know about them for I have never watched Doug... isn't that the children's cartoon that lost its edge when switching from Nickelodeon to Disney ? I remember being told about that...

AHH-EEE-EW Killer Tofu! The Beets Rule.

The Bee Sharps (the Simpsons)

Is that the vocal quartet with Homer, Apu, Sgt Wiggum and Barney (or whoever else, I'm not sure which Springfielder was part of that one-hit wonder) ? I'm asking because I thought of them when I first started this list but I couldn't recall their name...


Man, I can't believe you missed this one: Dingoes Ate My Baby, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was Oz's band for a couple of seasons. Their music sucked, but oh well, what kind of a "scene" could Sunnydale have had?

Johnny Waco

well, I'm not much of a Buffy fan, especially the earlier seasons... I must have seen one or two episodes with OZ in their entirety, not more... but thanks for the addition...

Ah, Josie and The Pussycats! I remember liking their funky music and was surprised to find out, many years later, that Cheryl Ladd (Charlie's Angels) was one of those feline voices.