I know that when I say this I may be stepping on pins and needles
(don't blame it on Yokey!)
I mean, if I was John and you were Yoko I would gladly give up musical genius
Just to have you as my very own personal Venus
— Barenaked Ladies, "Be My Yoko Ono"
"I saw Yoko Ono come in the book store, and I ran to the music history section. I grabbed every book on the Beatles I could carry and ran back. Then I threw the books at her, yelling 'YOU ARE THE VILLAIN IN ALL OF THESE STORIES!'"
"Oi! Ono! No!"
Spike: It's called the Yoko Factor. Don't tell me you've never heard of the Beatles?
Spike: What a surprise. The point is, they were once a real powerful group. It's not a stretch to say they ruled the world. And when they broke up everyone blamed Yoko, but the fact is the group split itself apart, she just happened to be there. You know how it is with kids. They go off to college, they grow apart. Way of the world.
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Yoko Factor"
When in doubt, blame the singer's girlfriend.
— Guitar Hero World Tour
"Almost immediately after Milo and Otis reunite, guess what happens. 'Oh no, not a woman! Ruining our perfect bromance? Nooooo!' Was this a thing before Yoko Ono ruined the world? Because it sure is a thing now. Woman!"
"Guys always blame the girl when they can't keep their little band together."
"If you wanna break up your band, bring your girlfriend to the studio. It worked for the Beatles, it can work for you too."
—Glenn Fricker, Spectre Media Group