Some characters are just too cool for last names: Sting.  Aladdin.  Yoda.  And of course, there’s my favorite, Victoria, who probably actually has a last name but swore in her first appearance never to share it with Ted, who then never shared it with his kids so totally counts, you guys.  But even her subtle MPDG charms don’t match up to the power of McLovin who, it has been said, sounds like a sexy hamburger, or Chiun, the mystic monk who trained Reno Remo Williams, leading to today’s No Last Name query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will also note that this is the rare MS-QOTD that allows for real-world people as an answer, asking: Who’s the coolest mononymic, no last name type of them all?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Hmm. It’s not that woman from that show who thought she was the breakout character, so she dropped her last name when she got her own (short lived) show.

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