Pilot Inspektor Named After Grandaddy Song

By Stereogum / August 29, 2005

If you’re like me, you stay up at night worrying about Jason Lee’s son Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee. How does a child get such a fucked up name? “They just liked the name Pilot, and I believe Inspektor came from a friend, Danny Masterson’s younger brother,” the actor’s rep told E! Online when Pilot was born.

In this week’s EW, we get even more info. From the My Name Is Earl star’s list of twelve must-own CDs:

Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump 2000 (V2)
“The opening track, ‘He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot,’ absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it. It was from this track that my wife, Beth, came up with the name Pilot for our son.”

At least he’s not named Chartsengrafs?

Previously: You discuss the new Grandaddy EP.