If you listen to MILFcast (aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast), you know I’m obsessed with crazy names. Whether they are names of actors or movie characters, I just get a kick out of them. So, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite ridiculous character names that I still think totally work. My commentary is a bit limited on these but I think the name says it all. Let’s do this…
10. BREATHLESS MAHONEY (DICK TRACY)
Great name for a beautiful woman in a film. Horrible name for a beautiful women in a film that happens to be a singer. Hope the songs are short.
9. EGON SPENGLER (GHOSTBUSTERS)
Spengler is a nice add-on here but Egon is just one of the coolest original character names in the history of cinema.
8. ALOTTA FAGINA (AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY)
This one is a little on the nose but that’s exactly what Mike Myers does so well. He takes the ridiculously stupid and makes it a pop culture phenomenon.
7. PRESIDENT MERKIN MUFFLEY (DR. STRANGELOVE: HOW I LEARNED…)
AKA: Fake Bush Bushley.
6. SATANICO PANDEMONIUM (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN)
Yeah, that about sums her up!
5. FURIOUS STYLES (BOYZ N THE HOOD)
This is also my nickname when I do 8 Mile-style rap battles.
4. MUTHA FUCKA JONES (HORRIBLE BOSSES)
This one is just great because of why he has the name. Check the video above.
3. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE)
People forget how great this name is because it’s just synonomous with the film. It deserves a ton of credit for originality though. He’s named after a French dictator and an explosive. My parents suck for not giving me that!
2. LONG DUK DONG (SIXTEEN CANDLES)
If it was me, I’d drop the “Duk” and go by “Long Dong”.
1. GAYLORD FOCKER (MEET THE PARENTS)
Not only is this name fantastic but it gets bonus points for how it’s seamlessly integrated into the storyline. Imagine the horror of having such a horrible weekend AND being named GAYLORD FOCKER! Ugh!
Remember, we here at Man, I Love Films don’t do definitive lists. We do our favorites and we want to hear yours. So, make sure and tell us about them in the comments section below.