Late in "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "Seuss" (he thought he was saying "Dr. Zeus"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.
In the CD booklet for Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage as Stipe is discussing the music video for "Imitation of Life" he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutang in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
Michael Stipe's dancing in the music video for Imitation of Life.
Peter Buck's liner notes to Dead Letter Office are very funny, but the high point is his horrified and apologetic description of the circumstances behind the band's drunken, shambolic recording of "King of the Road".
Peter Buck: Roger Miller ought to be able to sue for what we did to this song.
The gleefully awful rhyme that opens "It Happened Today:" "This is not a parable. This is a terrible. This is a terrible... thing. Yes, I will rhyme that."