They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants
John Flansburgh and John Linnell
Origins Brooklyn, New York
Genre(s) Alternative rock
College rock
Children's music
Members John Flansburgh
John Linnell
Marty Beller
Dan Miller
Danny Weinkauf
Discography Extensive listing at
Producer Pat Dillett
Label Various
The Two Johns, Powered by The Cheat'd!
Marty Beller wearing a Coach Z T-shirt.

They Might Be Giants is an alternative rock band that has collaborated with The Brothers Chaps on several occasions.

The story of the Homestar Runner collaboration:

"It was very circuitous. ... A photograph was taken of me wearing a Homsar shirt, which is one of the more obscure characters in Homestar. I was at an in-store thing wearing this shirt and a fan had taken a photograph of me signing their book or whatever, and the photograph of me showed up in some blog, and somebody made them aware of it. They were like, 'Hey look, they're wearing your shirt, you guys,' and so [the Brothers Chaps] knew that we were fans. And I guess Linnell kind of reached out to them and said, 'You know, if there's anything you want us to do, if you have any musical needs for your site or whatever, we'd be certainly happy to help you guys out,' and they took us up on that offer. We did a bunch of things with them — we did a jam session with the Homestar puppet, and they did this video for 'Experimental Film' — and it's kind of a mutual admiration society. We really enjoy what they do." — John Flansburgh from an interview in the Tucson Weekly, 19 August 2004



Fun Facts

  • In Thy Dungeonman 3, there is an excerpt from Fingertips when you type something that doesn't compute with the game (beginning with "I don't understand you...").
  • Strong Sad quotes They Might Be Giants lyrics for the song "Don't Let's Start" in his blog; "Everybody dies, frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful".
  • On January 30, 2008, They Might Be Giants "took over" Y-Rock on WXPN 88.5 as DJs, and featured An Important Rap Song.
  • At a concert on February 23 and July 29, 2008, They Might Be Giants' drummer, Marty Beller, wore a Coach Z T-Shirt.
  • The song "200 sbemails" (from sbemail 200) was released on They Might Be Giant's 2011 album Album Raises New and Troubling Questions.

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