They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants
John Linnell (left) and John Flansburgh (right)
Origins Brooklyn, New York
Genre(s) Alternative rock
College rock
Children's music (occasionally)
Members John Flansburgh
John Linnell
Marty Beller
Dan Miller
Danny Weinkauf
Discography Extensive listing at This Might Be A Wiki
Producer Pat Dillett
John Flansburgh
John Linnell
Label Idlewild Recordings

From a 2004 interview in the Tucson Weekly:

TUCSON WEEKLY: I wanted to ask you about the Homestar Runner collaboration. How did that come about?
JOHN FLANSBURGH: It was very circuitous. ... A photograph was taken of me wearing a Homsar shirt, which is one of the more obscure characters in Homestar, and somebody made them aware of it — "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.

They Might Be Giants is an alternative rock band, comprising of John Flansburgh on guitar, and John Linnell on accordion and keys, that has collaborated with The Brothers Chaps on several occasions.



The Johns jamming with Puppet Homestar

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Fun Facts

Flansburgh & Linnell, powered by The Cheat!

TMBG Song References

TMBG Referencing Homestar

John Linnell wearing a Homsar T-shirt
Marty Beller wearing a Coach Z T-shirt.
  • 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 TMBG concerts on February 23, July 29 and October 5, 2008, drummer Marty Beller wore a Coach Z T-shirt.
  • On April 28, 2022, They Might Be Giants put a drawing made around 2004 of Homsar and Homestar as the Johns in an installment of the mailing list for the Instant Fan Club that introduced the song "Gab On".

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