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Favorite fictional/made-up/imaginary bassists, anyone?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rojo412, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I was at work the other day, for some reason I figured I should ask TB'ers who their favorite bass playing characters are.
    By that, I mean either TV or movie characters, cartoons, etc. Whether or not they actually play bass for real, not important.

    But in the spirit of keeping this fun, no knocking terrible real bassists. There's plenty of that elsewhere. :D

    One of my favorites: HOWARD MOON from The Mighty Boosh

  2. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Has to be Derrick Smalls from Spinal Tap. "Big Bottom, big bottom, talk about mud flaps my girl's got 'em"
  3. cv115505

    cv115505 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Oklahoma City
    Lakland Basses | Hanson Guitars | Augustas Guitars | Mills Custom Amplification
    Rex from the Lone RangerS... if you don't know the movie you should haha cinematic gold (nope)
  4. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    The dude from Gorillaz or maybe Murderface.
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  6. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.

    Love that movie!
  7. Kragnorak


    Sep 20, 2008
    I think we all owe a debt to Beefcake the Mighty. We wouldn't even be bass players if he hadn't invented the instrument by stretching dinosaur guts across the Grand Canyon.

    Honorable mention to Danny Partridge. As Stu Hamm said, "No matter how much I improve, I STILL have to move my hand around to hit those notes"

    Derek Smalls, of course.
  8. thedovewarlord


    Dec 29, 2010
    Danny Partridge. Very badass.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Wolfman from That Thing You Do!…

    "...but can he play our song, Mr. White"?
    "I think I can, junior".

    Actually, "Wolfman" is a real bassist...currently with Pablo Cruise.
  10. Caassandra, Wayne's love interest from Wayne's World. "Wayne's world, Wayne's world. Party time, excellent!"
  11. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.


  12. ch willie

    ch willie

    Sep 2, 2012
    Eric Idle as Dirk McQuickly in The Rutles
  13. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Here ya go. Rosario Dawson in Josie and The Pussy Cats.
  14. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    I think I would have to go with Drooper from The Banana Splits
  15. Funny my friends and I were talking about this at work the other day, too.

    Scott Pilgrim (character is fictional, actor is a real bassist)
    Valerie from the Josie and the Pussycats movie (in the cartoon she didn't play bass)
    William Murderface

    Token from South Park, natural born bassist, as shown by Cartman!

    Snoopy from Peanuts apparently plays bass as well:

  16. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
  17. Sgt. Floyd Pepper of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem:

  18. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Some fantastic picks everybody!

    Howzabout Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd)


    Or Bruce McCulloch as "The Bass Player" in the Kids in the Hall sketch

  19. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013
    Milton Hackett, the drape upright player, in "Cry Baby."
  20. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords. He likes to rock the party.


    Although technically, he plays 'dad guitar'.

  21. Staredge


    Aug 7, 2010
    Germantown, MD

    Ferb. Also, I'll second Murdoc from the Gorillaz and Floyd Pepper.

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