Crank Yankers Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Boomer is currently one of the most popular names for a male dog in the United States. Boomer is a name that means "a full-grown kangaroo," and, you might be surprised at how fitting this name is for an energetic dog who loves adventure and is just a tad prone to mischief. Boomer is a name that often fits a dog that is at home indoors or out; this name suits a dog that loves to meet and greet new people and animals, and is curious about the world around them. Boomer also suits dogs that are rather tough. Any breed would be suited to having the name Boomer, just so long as the personality fits.
The name Boomer has been associated with a great many dogs in popular culture for many decades now. One Boomer even has his own film! In the feature film Boomer, an adventurous stray always seems willing and able to find people who are in trouble and helping them. The movie - and Boomer - became so popular that producers had to create a spin-off, the short-lived television series "Here's Boomer," which ran from 1980 to 1982. In the series, Boomer traveled across the United States assisting those in need.
Another Boomer with a film career is a Labrador Retriever who is featured as a heroic pooch in the 1996 action movie, Independence Day. Boomer is the dog of the Hiller family, and he never leaves the side of Jasmine Hiller. He stays beside his human companion even during the scariest of scenes, and he can be found taking cover right alongside Jasmine during these times. Rather than being afraid, though, Boomer is guarding his human. As the movie plays on, Boomer assists Jasmine in rescuing a number of people, including the First Lady of the United States!
One final Boomer of note is not an actual canine, but a song about a canine with the moniker Boomer. This 2009 tune was released by Daddy-a-Go-Go, and the tune is really just an ode to a great dog. The Boomer of this song likes to "get down," and he likes to "chase sticks." The typical adventurous, mischievous Boomer!