History Trivia / TheyMightBeGiants

10th Jun '17 11:15:33 PM Wackd
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** They Might Be Giants originally wrote an entire movie's worth of songs for the film version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''. Only the Other Father's Song made the final cut. The director blamed ExecutiveMeddling (although one planned song was never even written because the Johns decided [[ThrowItIn the joke song the writers came up with for the scratch track was good enough]]), and he's expressed a desire to work again with the band to do a movie based on their music. They released the song "Careful What You Pack" over a year prior to the movie's release. What originally sounded like a metaphorical song about cautiously moving on in life turned out to be a direct summary of the movie/book's underlying themes.

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** They Might Be Giants originally wrote were supposed to write an entire movie's worth of songs for the film version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''. Only ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', but this plan was scrapped early in development. Before TMBG were removed from the Other Father's Song made the final cut. The director blamed ExecutiveMeddling (although project, they completed one planned song was never even written because the Johns decided [[ThrowItIn the joke song the writers came up with for the scratch track was good enough]]), and he's expressed a desire to work again with the band to do a movie based on their music. They released the song song, "Careful What You Pack" over Pack", which was released a year prior to the movie's release. What originally sounded like a metaphorical song about cautiously moving on in life turned out to be a direct summary later. The final version of the movie/book's underlying themes.film did retain one musical number, "Other Father's Song", though TMBG didn't write it--it was a scratch track the band liked too much to replace, and John Linnell sings it in the finished film.
10th Jun '17 11:09:32 PM Wackd
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://tmbw.net/wiki/Main_Page This Might Be A Wiki]]. It's been approvingly (though a bit backhandedly) [[AscendedMeme cited]] by both Flansburgh and Linnell, who referred to it in an interview as "the site that tracks all our crap".

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://tmbw.net/wiki/Main_Page This Might Be A Wiki]]. It's been approvingly (though a bit backhandedly) [[AscendedMeme cited]] by both Flansburgh and Linnell, who [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/474135/they-might-be-giants-qa-in-the-studio-with-the-nerd-rock-kings referred to it in an interview interview]] as "the site that tracks all our crap".
14th Jan '17 9:43:30 PM Ezclee4050
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* NamesTheSame: The band has done two different songs with the name "She Was A Hotel Detective" that have nothing to do with each other except the title and being TMBG songs. The version on the first album is "(She Was A) Hotel Detective" and the version on the ''Back To Skull'' EP is "She Was A Hotel Detective" (note the lack of parentheses). They also did a third song with a callback title, "She Was A Hotel Detective In The Future."

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The band has done two different songs with the name "She Was A Hotel Detective" that have nothing to do with each other except the title and being TMBG songs. The version on the first album is "(She Was A) Hotel Detective" and the version on the ''Back To Skull'' EP is "She Was A Hotel Detective" (note the lack of parentheses). They also did a third song with a callback title, "She Was A Hotel Detective In The Future.""
** They also have the occasional song that has the same title as a song by another artist. Sometimes this has been deliberate ([[Music/GunsNRoses "Welcome to the Jungle"]], "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love"--previously used by Mahavishnu Orchestra). Other times it's been accidental. They weren't aware that Music/TheBeachBoys had already done a song called [[Music/TheBeachBoysChristmasAlbum "Santa's Beard"]] when they wrote and recorded theirs.
30th Jul '16 11:47:53 PM AceyEnn
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** Four songs, titled "Dawn Divine", "Stalker In Reverse", "Prepare", and "Lucky You", were recorded for ''Nanobots'', but scrapped before the album's release. Only one was released, as a Dial-A-Song exclusive in 2015. Little about the other songs is known, except that Dawn Divine was to feature Mike Doughty.

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** Four songs, titled "Dawn Divine", "Stalker In Reverse", "Prepare", and "Lucky You", were recorded for ''Nanobots'', but scrapped before the album's release. Only one was released, ("Prepare") has been released as of now, as a Dial-A-Song exclusive in 2015. Little about the other songs is known, except that Dawn Divine was to feature Mike Doughty.
18th Jun '16 1:57:17 PM supernintendo128
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* Missing Episode: One of the first music videos that the band made was a video for the song "Rabid Child" that was never released to the public.

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* Missing Episode: MissingEpisode: One of the first music videos that the band made was a video for the song "Rabid Child" that was never released to the public.
18th Jun '16 1:57:06 PM supernintendo128
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* Missing Episode: One of the first music videos that the band made was a video for the song "Rabid Child" that was never released to the public.



** The music video for "Rabid Child," which was never shown publicly (outside of a brief clip) and the Johns won't even discuss. No one is exactly sure why, as it seemingly consists of little more than Flans lip-synching the song while standing in his apartment.

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** The music video for "Rabid Child," [[MissingEpisode which was never shown publicly publicly]] (outside of a brief clip) and the Johns won't even discuss. No one is exactly sure why, as it seemingly consists of little more than Flans lip-synching the song while standing in his apartment.
22nd May '16 3:03:57 AM InTheGallbladder
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** Four songs, titled "Dawn Divine", "Stalker In Reverse", "Prepare", and "Lucky You", were recorded for ''Nanobots'', but scrapped before the album's release. Little about these songs is known, except that Dawn Divine was to feature Mike Doughty. Of course, knowing TMBG, there's still a good chance they'll be released someday...
*** "Prepare" has been released through Dial-A-Song. As of October 2015, none of the others have been seen.

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*** Flansburgh's then-girlfriend (who sang on "Boat Of Car") was supposed to appear on "The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)," but wasn't available for the recording, so instead they got Laura Cantrell.
** Four songs, titled "Dawn Divine", "Stalker In Reverse", "Prepare", and "Lucky You", were recorded for ''Nanobots'', but scrapped before the album's release. Only one was released, as a Dial-A-Song exclusive in 2015. Little about these the other songs is known, except that Dawn Divine was to feature Mike Doughty. Of course, knowing TMBG, there's still a good chance they'll be released someday...
*** "Prepare" has been released through Dial-A-Song. As of October 2015, none of the others have been seen.
Doughty.
29th Apr '16 1:52:47 AM Freshmeat
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*** "Prepare" has been released through Dial-A-Song. As of October 2015, none of the others have been seen.

!! The Film
* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the obvious Mr. Scrooge playing Justin, Grandpa from Series/TheMunsters makes an appearance in the film.

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*** "Prepare" has been released through Dial-A-Song. As of October 2015, none of the others have been seen.

!! The Film
* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the obvious Mr. Scrooge playing Justin, Grandpa from Series/TheMunsters makes an appearance in the film.
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24th Mar '16 4:44:46 AM Andyroid
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** Their four children's albums, ''No!'', ''Here Come The [=ABCs=]'', ''Here Come The [=123s=]'', & ''Here Comes Science'' with a fifth on the way for 2015. There's an EP that goes with the book ''Bed Bed Bed'', the title track later reworked for ''No!''.

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** Their four children's albums, albums ''No!'', ''Here Come The [=ABCs=]'', ''Here Come The [=123s=]'', & ''Here Comes Science'' with a fifth on the way for 2015.Science'', and ''Why?''. There's an EP that goes with the book ''Bed Bed Bed'', the title track later reworked for ''No!''.
16th Mar '16 11:44:16 PM themaniacinthemailbox
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* ColbertBump: Their song "Birdhouse In Your Soul" saw a spike in searches after internet comedian Little Kuriboh used it for the intro in his Yu-Gi-Oh Season 0 abridged.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the obvious Mr. Scrooge playing Justin, Grandpa from Series/TheMunsters makes an appearance in the film.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the obvious Mr. Scrooge playing Justin, Grandpa from Series/TheMunsters makes an appearance in the film.
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