Since John Stamos resurrected his “Full House” band Jesse and the Rippers on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” this weekend, we thought we’d pay homage to the top 5 fictional TV bands!
1. Jesse & the Rippers -- "Full House"
Kicking off our list is, of course, Jesse and the Rippers. The Rippers captured your musical hearts on the ABC network’s television series, “Full House” with heartthrob John Stamos rockin’ out with his boys as Jesse Katsopolis. Although it has been 18 years since the show ended, Jesse and the Rippers reunited on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show on Friday, and it was well worth the wait!
2. Josie & the Pussycats
There’s no way to talk about great fictional bands without mentioning Josie & the Pussycats. Whether it was the short-lived‘70s cartoon series or the 2001 live-action movie starring Rosario Dawson, Rachel Leigh Cook and Tara Reid, you have to love these girls. The musical trio of Josie, Valerie and Melody make up one girl group you wish was real!
3. The Partridge Family
A list like this could not exist without a family band, and while The Brady Bunch may come to mind, there’s no musical family like The Partridge Family! How could you forget that colorful bus and songs like “C’mon Get Happy” and “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat,” not to mention TV icons like David Cassidy and Shirley Jones? Though the show aired nearly 100 episodes, it’s still impossible to hear that infectious theme song and not “get happy”!
4. Hep Alien -- "Gilmore Girls"
When you think of “Gilmore Girls,” rock music probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But when Rory’s best friend Lane Kim, played by Keiko Agena, learned to drum, it was only a matter of time before she assembled a ragtag band called Hep Alien that featured a pre-“O.C.” Adam Brody and later rocker Sebastian Bach as Gil. They may have been a fictional band, but they sure knew how to rock!
5. Scrantonicity -- "The Office"
When the writers of NBC’s “The Office,” decided to add a band to the hit mockumentary, it was pure comedic genius! This fictional band, including the always-hilarious Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) on both drums and lead vocals, mostly played weddings. But though they never made the big time, doesn’t mean they didn’t make us laugh along the way!