Skookum Josh (dzuunmod) wrote in thequestionclub,
Skookum Josh

  • Music:
Does anyone know where the phrase/name/whatever "Napoleon Dynamite" comes from?

As far as I can tell, it originated with Elvis Costello - part of it is written on the cover of his 1986 album "Blood & Chocolate", and I also understand that it was a persona he adopted for one particular tour that he did in the 80s (maybe for the Kojak Variety album?), but did he take it from somewhere before that?

And, does anyone know why the makers of the movie of the same name would've lifted it from Elvis Costello (or whoever it originated with)?

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