Okay, so I've never actually seen any episodes, but I watched Trent and Carlos on Walker, Texas Ranger. I've never really though anything about the name of the show, except that Trent was Thunder Malloy's son.
Then, I heard my pastor preaching on the apostles, James and John, and he mentioned their nickname were "The Sons of Thunder"*. I had forgotten that, but now I'm thinking--do you think that's where the name for the show came from?
*"And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:" (Mark 3:17) (KJV)