Frequency Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
There aren’t too many aliens as cute as this one. Frank the Pug plays a Remoolian extraterrestrial species who is in disguise as a Pug dog. In the first “Men in Black” film, Frank is an FBI informant who tries to help Agent J and Agent K save the Arquillians and the Earth against the Bugs. In “Men in Black II,” Frank has a bigger role because the director, Barry Sonnenfeld, enjoyed his performance in the first film and he became so popular.
In fact, in his second appearance on the hit film with Will Smith, Frank plays an employee in the mailroom at the Men in Black (MIB) headquarters. When Chief Zed asks Agent J to investigate a murder, he informs the Chief that he no longer has a partner, so Frank volunteers and he becomes Agent F. However, Agent J is not happy with Frank because he talks too much and insists on singing cheesy songs like “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor and “Who Let the Dogs Out” by the Baha Men.
After trying to deal with Agent F making jokes about the dead man, scaring the witnesses, and attacking the other agents for laughing at him, Agent J talks Chief Zed into letting him bring Agent K back. Frank is then offered a job as Chief Zed’s personal assistant, and he takes the position because it has better dental insurance. Agents J and K go on to solve the crime and save the day.
Frank also appears in the music video on the soundtrack for the movie, “Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)” by Will Smith where he actually pulls the plug on Will Smith’s performance. In “Men in Black III,” Frank does not play in the movie, but his photo is on a billboard in Coney Island advertised as “The Incredible Speaking Pug.” The little Pug also appears in a few episodes of the “Men in Black” series playing the same roles he did in both of the movies.
Frank the Pug was played by a Pug named Mushu and his voice is provided by Tim Blaney, who is a puppeteer and voice actor. Mushu lived with his trainer, Cristie Miele, and eight other pooches on a 20-acre ranch. Before playing Frank the Pug, Mushu played Otis in the 1986 movie “Milo and Otis.” Unfortunately, Mushu passed away before “Men in Black III” was filmed and that is why he was not in the movie.
Frequency Inspired Dog Name Considerations
When you decide to get a new furry family member, there are a lot of things you need to consider. For example, it is important to get your doggo a good veterinarian, some great toys, healthy food, and a comfy bed. You also need to figure out a fitting name for your canine kid. You can name your pooch after one of the characters or stars of the movie, “Frequency,” or you can choose to give your pupster a title that pertains to fire or firefighting.
For example, Hero or Lucky are awesome names for any pooch, Siren is great for a loud dog, and Inferno would be a cute name for a large pup. And if you have an orange dog, you can choose between Sparky, Blaze, or Cindy. For that red-coated poochie, how about Ember? And Dusty or Ashley can be terrific names for a gray doggy. Alternatively, Kalama is the Hawaiian name for flame, Le Feu means fire in French, Seraphina means fiery one in Latin, and Edana is Irish for fire. Maui is the God of Fire and Vesta is the Guardian of the Sacred Fire so they would be awesome names too. Here are some of our favorites.