Spike Jones (1911-1965) was an American bandleader, drummer and comedian. He was most well known for his novelty songs, which usually consisted of a current popular song performed in a non-humorous way, but then the band would play it again, and insert things like gunshots, screams, and other random sound effects into the music. He was also well known for his World War II song "Der Fuehrer's Face", which made fun of Adolf Hitler. He was a major influence on Stan Freberg and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
- Poison to Poison was an early Muppet sketch, lip-synced from Spike's 1959 album, Spike Jones in Stereo.
- In the Sesame Street song "Feelings", a female vocalist sings the song through one time, but the second time through, the song is punctuated with screaming, yelling, car crashes, and other sound effects, like many Spike Jones songs.
- On the 1975 album Merry Christmas from Sesame Street, the Count performs "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)", which was a #1 record for Spike in 1948.
- In one installment of The Muppets comic strip (reprinted in Moving Right Along), Fozzie Bear is cleaning his room and considers tidying away all his "nostalgic junk," including his "worn-out Spike Jones records."