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{{--}} ''John Flansburgh, from a 2004 interview in the [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/music/Content?oid=oid:59640 Tucson Weekly]''
{{--}} ''John Flansburgh, from a 2004 interview in the [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/music/Content?oid=oid:59640 Tucson Weekly]''
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'''[[Wikipedia:They Might Be Giants|They Might Be Giants]]''' is an alternative rock band that has collaborated with [[The Brothers Chaps]] on several occasions.
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'''[[Wikipedia:They Might Be Giants|They Might Be Giants]]''' is an alternative rock duo, comprising of two Johns: [[Wikipedia:John Flansburgh|John Flansburgh]] and [[Wikipedia:John Linnell|John Linnell]], that has collaborated with [[The Brothers Chaps]] on several occasions.
== Collaborations ==
== Collaborations ==
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*The Johns and Marty jam with [[Homestar Runner]] in the [[Puppet Jam]] series.
*The Johns and Marty jam with [[Homestar Runner]] in the [[Puppet Jam]] series.
*The Brothers Chaps animated the [[Experimental Film|video]] for [[TMBW:Experimental Film|Experimental Film]], the lead track on their 2004 album ''[[TMBW:The Spine|The Spine]]''. This video was listed as the official music video for the song, and it aired once on MTV.
*The Brothers Chaps animated the [[Experimental Film|video]] for [[TMBW:Experimental Film|Experimental Film]], the lead track on their 2004 album ''[[TMBW:The Spine|The Spine]]''. This video was listed as the official music video for the song, and it aired once on MTV.
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*They also animated the [[YouTube:VP4cwqxdKX8|video]] for [[TMBW:Figure Eight|Figure Eight]] for the band's children's DVD, ''[[TMBW:Here Come The 123s|Here Come The 123s]]''.
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*They also animated the [[YouTube:tyDamgKiaRU|video]] for [[TMBW:Figure Eight|Figure Eight]] for the band's children's DVD, ''[[TMBW:Here Come The 123s|Here Come The 123s]]''.
**A preview of the video was presented at the [[Georgia Tech - 26 Apr 2007]] event.
**A preview of the video was presented at the [[Georgia Tech - 26 Apr 2007]] event.
*[[Puppet Character Variations|Puppets]] Homestar and [[Marshie]] joined They Might Be Giants onstage in Atlanta for their [[TMBG Concert - 25 Sep 2004|September 25, 2004 concert]].
*[[Puppet Character Variations|Puppets]] Homestar and [[Marshie]] joined They Might Be Giants onstage in Atlanta for their [[TMBG Concert - 25 Sep 2004|September 25, 2004 concert]].
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*Puppet [[Homestar Runner]] joined They Might Be Giants onstage in Atlanta for their [[TMBG Concert - 15 Mar 2008|March 15, 2008 concert]].
*Puppet [[Homestar Runner]] joined They Might Be Giants onstage in Atlanta for their [[TMBG Concert - 15 Mar 2008|March 15, 2008 concert]].
*The Johns mentioned in a radio interview that they worked with the Brothers Chaps over a year earlier for material that has not been released yet, similar to [[Experimental Film]], and that they were going to be working again over the summer.
*The Johns mentioned in a radio interview that they worked with the Brothers Chaps over a year earlier for material that has not been released yet, similar to [[Experimental Film]], and that they were going to be working again over the summer.
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*They performed the [[TMBW:200 SBemails|intro song]] for [[email thunder]], the 200<sup>th</sup> Strong Bad Email, with John Linnell as the voice of [[The Poopsmith]]. It was later released on They Might Be Giants' 2011 compilation ''[[TMBW:Album Raises New And Troubling Questions|Album Raises New and Troubling Questions]]''.
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*They performed the [[TMBW:200 SBemails|intro song]] for [[email thunder]], the 200<sup>th</sup> Strong Bad Email, with John Linnell as the voice of [[The Poopsmith]]. It was later released on They Might Be Giants' 2011 B-sides compilation ''[[TMBW:Album Raises New And Troubling Questions|Album Raises New and Troubling Questions]]''.
*They collaborated on a new song with the Brothers Chaps called [[Crystal Fortress]]. The song features [[Strong Bad]] and [[Limozeen]]-style vocals and guitars, and has a [[Powered by The Cheat]] music video.
*They collaborated on a new song with the Brothers Chaps called [[Crystal Fortress]]. The song features [[Strong Bad]] and [[Limozeen]]-style vocals and guitars, and has a [[Powered by The Cheat]] music video.
*Puppet Homestar again appeared on stage in Atlanta for They Might Be Giants' [[TMBG Concert - 5 Mar 2010|March 5, 2010 concert]].
*Puppet Homestar again appeared on stage in Atlanta for They Might Be Giants' [[TMBG Concert - 5 Mar 2010|March 5, 2010 concert]].

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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
with:
Marty Beller
Dan Miller
Danny Weinkauf
Discography Extensive listing at TMBW.net
Producer Pat Dillett
Label Idlewild Recordings
The two Johns, powered by The Cheat! (Left: John Flansburgh, right: John Linnell)
Marty Beller wearing a Coach Z T-shirt.
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 a 2004 interview in the Tucson Weekly

They Might Be Giants is an alternative rock duo, comprising of two Johns: John Flansburgh and John Linnell, that has collaborated with The Brothers Chaps on several occasions.

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Collaborations

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 lyrics from They Might Be Giants' 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.

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