The Statler Brothers, 'Flowers on the Wall'
Only two of the Statler Brothers were actually fraternal, and none were named Statler, but the funniest part of their name is that they pulled the word "Statler" off a box of tissues. "We could just as easily be known as the Kleenex Brothers," singer Don Reid once said. They first got together to open for Johnny Cash, releasing the jangly, whimsical "Flowers on the Wall," with its shout-outs to the game of solitaire and Captain Kangaroo, in 1966. It became a Top 10 single and won them two Grammys.
Tarantino credits the song's inclusion in the movie, when Bruce Willis sings along to it after killing John Travolta's character, as the idea of music supervisor Karyn Rachtman. "Karyn just kept giving me different tapes, and for every five new songs she'd put an old song on there," the director said in 1994. "I [mentioned] it to Bruce, [and he said] 'Oh god, I love it.'"