History YMMV / TheyMightBeGiants

4th Dec '17 2:31:56 PM Gallibon
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** "I Am Retarded" by [[Music/HemorrhoyRogers Hemorrhoy Rogers]] is commonly mistaken to be one of their songs.
25th Nov '17 9:43:31 PM InTheGallbladder
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* PeripheryDemographic: The band were popular with kids since their early days, even when they were playing ostensibly "adult" Rock music. Come the TurnOfTheMillennium and their album ''No!'', they started making music specifically for kids and families.

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* PeripheryDemographic: The band were popular with kids since their early days, even when they were playing ostensibly "adult" Rock music. Come the TurnOfTheMillennium and their album ''No!'', they started making music specifically for kids and families.kids, which, as even they conceded, caught on just as well with their original audience.
25th Nov '17 9:35:40 PM InTheGallbladder
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** "Purple Toupee" was written in the mid-to-late eighties, yet it describes with astonishing accuracy the popular image of modern college students.
** As of 2016, "Kiss Me Son of God" has become astonishingly appropriate theme song for the presidential campaign of one [[Creator/DonaldTrump Donald J. Trump.]]
20th Aug '17 1:02:42 PM GothicProphet
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* TheWoobie: In "Nonagon" poor Heptagon isn't even mentioned, let alone does much. The comments that lampshade this have been voted down.

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* TheWoobie: In "Nonagon" poor Heptagon isn't even mentioned, let alone does much. The comments that lampshade this have been voted down.down.
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8th Jul '17 1:47:12 PM nombretomado
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* ArchivePanic: TheOtherWiki guesses that they may be the most prolific artists ''ever'' in terms of released material, in no small part due to Dial-A-Song. It's almost impossible to own everything they've ever released. Even people who pick up and enjoy every studio album are sometimes surprised by songs they don't know that were never released in an album.

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* ArchivePanic: TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki guesses that they may be the most prolific artists ''ever'' in terms of released material, in no small part due to Dial-A-Song. It's almost impossible to own everything they've ever released. Even people who pick up and enjoy every studio album are sometimes surprised by songs they don't know that were never released in an album.
10th Jun '17 11:19:15 PM Wackd
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** "Dog on Fire", the instrumental theme song for ''Series/TheDailyShow'', was originally written and performed by [[Music/HuskerDu Bob Mould]]. However, once Jon Stewart became the host a few years into the show's existence, Mould's version was replaced by one performed by They Might Be Giants, which has remained ever since.

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** "Dog on Fire", the instrumental theme song for ''Series/TheDailyShow'', was originally written and performed by [[Music/HuskerDu Bob Mould]]. However, once Jon Stewart became the host a few years into the show's existence, Mould's version was replaced by one performed by They Might Be Giants, which has remained ever since.Giants. Following Stewart's departure, "Dog on Fire" was replaced with a remixed version arranged by Music/{{Timbaland}} and Music/KingLogan.
27th Apr '17 1:11:21 PM TheNicestGuy
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: "One Everything" is about the convergence of number theory and cosmology. Not peripherally, but as the entire premise. As a whole, the song could easily blow the mind of a grad student whose degree was not in mathematics or philosophy. It's on the album ''Here Come the 123s'', which was released by Disney Records, aimed specifically at children, and has songs that are obviously for the under-ten set (e.g., an explanation of even versus odd numbers). On the other hand, these deceptively-advanced topics are presented in a way that's nothing but kid-friendly, so maybe it subverts the trope--and the kids!
-->What if you drew a giant circle?\\
What if it went around All There Is?\\
Then would there still be such a thing as an outside?\\
And does that question even make any sense?
25th Mar '17 3:26:52 PM supernintendo128
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* HilariousInHindsight: Cartoonist Mark Marek did the animation for the "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" music video in 1990. Nine years later, the videos for "Doctor Worm" and "Why Does The Sun Shine" aired as part of the final season of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', which Marek worked on (he made the Henry and June wraparound segments). He later did the animation for "Underwater Woman" in 2015.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Cartoonist Mark Marek designed the cover art of the single for "(She Was A) Hotel Detective" in 1988 and did the animation for the "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" music video in 1990. Nine years later, the videos for "Doctor Worm" and "Why Does The Sun Shine" aired as part of the final season of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', which Marek worked on (he made the Henry and June wraparound segments). He later did the animation for "Underwater Woman" in 2015.
25th Mar '17 3:19:41 PM supernintendo128
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** There's actually a [[http://tmbw.net/wiki/Songs_Incorrectly_Attributed_To_TMBG list]] of songs often misattributed to them.
5th Feb '17 10:42:34 AM NWolfman
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* MisattributedSong: "88 Lines About 44 Women" by The Nails is often attributed to them.
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