History Funny / TheyMightBeGiants

9th Feb '17 11:16:04 PM TroperMan
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* On the Amazon release of "Here Come The ABCs," there is a re-recorded and re-worked version of their song "Hovering Sombrero" (originally of their "Mink Car" album). The original song is slow and relaxing. Their new version is fast, cacophonous, and only one original verse is kept. Every other lyric is replaced with Linnell, singing gibberish in a comically deep voice, and several overdubs of Flansburgh in the background shouting "B!" and "BO!" whenever the other John is silent.

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* On the Amazon release of "Here Come The ABCs," [=ABCs=]," there is a re-recorded and re-worked version of their song "Hovering Sombrero" (originally of their "Mink Car" album). The original song is slow and relaxing. Their new version is fast, cacophonous, and only one original verse is kept. Every other lyric is replaced with Linnell, singing gibberish in a comically deep voice, and several overdubs of Flansburgh in the background shouting "B!" and "BO!" whenever the other John is silent.
30th Nov '16 11:14:00 AM Westing1992
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[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction I think my hand is broken]]

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* The video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ir6dTP-Rg All the Lazy Boyfriends]] shows various boyfriends getting 'sign-shamed'; the transgressions listed start with reasonable bouts of laziness like "I clip my toenails in bed" and "I never make reservations" but soon turn to absurd things like "I pay someone to shell my pistachios" and "I don't double-check my logarithmic functions". Also included are boyfriends that "[[SantaClaus (have) worked 15 days in the last 15 years]]" and "[[SuperMarioBros always use the warps]]". Even on some of the more normal ones, the visuals are still fairly ridiculous.
12th Nov '16 9:42:55 PM MikeK
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** "Oh You Did" from ''Why?'', where guest vocalist Robin Goldwasser portrays a parental figure in the verses and the Johns portray the child in the chorus: The trouble the kid gets into is increasingly specific and elaborate, from saying rude things about their dad and dropping eggs from 14th story windows to [[NoodleIncident whatever actions led to the questions]] "How did the carton of milk get filled with shaved off puppy hairs? What's that river of water doing pouring down the stairs?". Meanwhile, the chorus takes the form of an apology from the child, but the second time it's delivered in a much more mumbled, insincere manner.
13th Mar '16 1:55:50 AM InTheGallbladder
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* Speaking of Dial-A-Song, there's also "ECNALUBMA," (later on ''Phone Power'') which takes AmusingInjuries to heights unprecedented.

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* Speaking of Dial-A-Song, there's also "ECNALUBMA," (later on ''Phone Power'') which takes AmusingInjuries and BloodyHilarious to heights unprecedented.
13th Mar '16 1:53:33 AM InTheGallbladder
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** "I Made A Mess," whose completely dramatic delivery would be a textbook case of FelonyMisdemeanor--except each passing verse suggests the eponymous NoodleIncident is far worse than the last verse implied.
-->I'll need a ton of mops and glue\\
And soap and towels and paint\\
And power tools
7th Mar '16 6:13:54 PM InTheGallbladder
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::...but the spoken word on the bridge of this version qualifies it by a long shot[=:=]
-->'''Flansburgh:''' Hi, this is John of They Might Be Giants, and you're listening to the Frank O'Toole radio show on WFMU. If you're driving your car now, we urge you to sit back, relax, close your eyes, and drive really fast.

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::...:::...but the spoken word on the bridge of this version qualifies it by a long shot[=:=]
-->'''Flansburgh:''' Hi, -->Hi, this is John [Flansburgh] of They Might Be Giants, and you're listening to the Frank O'Toole radio show on WFMU. If you're driving your car now, we urge you to sit back, relax, close your eyes, and drive really fast.
7th Mar '16 6:08:25 PM InTheGallbladder
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::...but the spoken word on the bridge of this version qualifies it by a long shot:

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::...but the spoken word on the bridge of this version qualifies it by a long shot:shot[=:=]
7th Mar '16 6:04:52 PM InTheGallbladder
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* "Erase," off the 2015 Dial-A-Song reboot (and later, "Glean"), is a gleefully dark tune which includes such gems as:

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* "Erase," off the 2015 Dial-A-Song reboot (and later, "Glean"), ''Glean''), is a gleefully dark tune which includes such gems as:



* "Thinking Machine", another Dial-A-Song exclusive, is a duet wherein Flansburgh sings WordSaladLyrics and Linnell responds pretty much as the listener would:

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* "Thinking Machine", another Dial-A-Song exclusive, track (later on ''Why?''), is a duet wherein Flansburgh sings WordSaladLyrics and Linnell responds pretty much as the listener would:



** This particular passage is made funnier by the music video, where dogs materialize with every repetition of the word dog... Then one of the dogs promptly [[ToiletHumour lifts its leg...]]
* Speaking of Dial-A-Song, there's also "ECNALUBMA," which takes AmusingInjuries to heights unprecedented.

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** *** This particular passage is made funnier by the music video, where dogs materialize with every repetition of the word dog... Then one of the dogs promptly [[ToiletHumour lifts its leg...]]
** Off the same album: "Hello Mrs. Wheelyke," wherein Flansburgh's sincere, mundane calls pair with Linnell's spirited, absurd responses.
* Speaking of Dial-A-Song, there's also "ECNALUBMA," (later on ''Phone Power'') which takes AmusingInjuries to heights unprecedented.



[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction I think my hand is broken]]
* "Hello Mrs. Wheelyke," which deadpans its way between the mundane and the absurd.

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[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction I think my hand is broken]]
* "Hello Mrs. Wheelyke," which deadpans its way between the mundane and the absurd.
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2nd Mar '16 6:47:40 AM Andyroid
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* Speaking of Dial-A-Song, there's also "ECNALUBMA," which takes BloodyHilarious to heights unprecedented.

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* Speaking of Dial-A-Song, there's also "ECNALUBMA," which takes BloodyHilarious AmusingInjuries to heights unprecedented.unprecedented.
-->Help me out, I can't seem to get this window open\\
Never mind, now it's open\\
[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction I think my hand is broken]]
16th Jun '15 2:14:51 PM InTheGallbladder
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** A running gag in the "Our Options Have Changed" tour was to have They Might Be Giants take calls to the Dial-A-Song service mid-show. The callers (played by Flansburgh) included Mama They Might Be Giants (who gave birth to quintuplets and, in the ensuing stupor, could only come up with three names) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZgZaFfaf28&t=1m40s an increasingly furious David Miscavidge,]] who speaks in a squeaky voice and sends the band all manner of baffling, empty threats.

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** A running gag in the "Our Options Have Changed" tour was to have They Might Be Giants take calls to the Dial-A-Song service mid-show. The callers (played by Flansburgh) included [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrqobISYwsE Mama They Might Be Giants Giants]] (who gave birth to quintuplets and, in the ensuing stupor, could only come up with three names) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZgZaFfaf28&t=1m40s an increasingly furious David Miscavidge,]] who speaks in a squeaky voice and sends the band all manner of baffling, empty threats.
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