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member = [[TMBW:John Flansburgh|John Flansburgh]]<br>[[TMBW:John Linnell|John Linnell]]<br>with:<br>[[TMBW:Marty Beller|Marty Beller]]<br>[[TMBW:Dan Miller|Dan Miller]]<br>[[TMBW:Dan Weinkauf|Danny Weinkauf]] |
member = [[TMBW:John Flansburgh|John Flansburgh]]<br>[[TMBW:John Linnell|John Linnell]]<br>with:<br>[[TMBW:Marty Beller|Marty Beller]]<br>[[TMBW:Dan Miller|Dan Miller]]<br>[[TMBW:Dan Weinkauf|Danny Weinkauf]] |
discography = Extensive listing at [[TMBW:Discography|TMBW.net]] |
discography = Extensive listing at [[TMBW:Discography|TMBW.net]] |
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producer = Pat Dillet |
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producer = Pat Dillett |
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label = Various |
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[[Image:John & John 2.png|thumb|220px|The Two Johns, [[Powered by The Cheat]]'d!]]
[[Image:John & John 2.png|thumb|220px|The Two Johns, [[Powered by The Cheat]]'d!]]
[[Image:Marty Beller Coach Z.jpg|thumb|220px|Marty Beller wearing a [[Coach Z]] [[Store_T-Shirts|T-shirt]].]]
[[Image:Marty Beller Coach Z.jpg|thumb|220px|Marty Beller wearing a [[Coach Z]] [[Store_T-Shirts|T-shirt]].]]
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'''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 band that has collaborated with [[The Brothers Chaps]] on several occasions.
The story of the Homestar Runner collaboration:
The story of the Homestar Runner collaboration:
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<blockquote>"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 &mdash; we did a jam session with the Homestar puppet, and they did this video for 'Experimental Film' &mdash; and it's kind of a mutual admiration society. We really enjoy what they do." &mdash;&nbsp;John Flansburgh from an interview in the [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/music/Content?oid=oid:59640 Tucson Weekly], 19 August 2004</blockquote>
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<blockquote>"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 &mdash; we did a jam session with the Homestar puppet, and they did this video for 'Experimental Film' &mdash; and it's kind of a mutual admiration society. We really enjoy what they do." &mdash;&nbsp;''John Flansburgh from an interview in the [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/music/Content?oid=oid:59640 Tucson Weekly], 19 August 2004''</blockquote>
== Collaborations ==
== Collaborations ==
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*They composed and performed the music for the [[Strong Bad Email|email]] [[different town]].  
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*They composed and performed the music for the [[Strong Bad Email]] [[different town]].  
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*John, John, and Marty jam with [[Homestar Runner]] in the [[Puppet Jam|Puppet Jam series]].
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*The Johns and Marty jam with [[Homestar Runner]] in the [[Puppet Jam]] series.
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*The Brothers Chaps animated the [[Experimental Film|video]] for [[TMBW:Experimental Film|Experimental Film]], one of the songs from their 2004 CD [[TMBW:The Spine|The Spine]] and [[TMBW:The Spine Hits The Road|The Spine Hits The Road]]. This video was listed as the official music video for the song, and it aired once on MTV.
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*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 video for [[TMBW:Figure Eight|Figure Eight]] [http://youtube.com/watch?v=VP4cwqxdKX8] 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: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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*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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**A preview of the video was presented at the [[Georgia Tech - 26 Apr 2007]] event.
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*[[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 [[Strong Bad]] joined They Might Be Giants onstage in Atlanta for their [[TMBG Concert - 3 May 2006|May 3, 2006 concert]].
*Puppet [[Strong Bad]] joined They Might Be Giants onstage in Atlanta for their [[TMBG Concert - 3 May 2006|May 3, 2006 concert]].
*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]].
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*The Johns mentioned on a radio interview that they worked with the Brothers Chaps over a year ago for material that has not been released yet, similar to [[Experimental Film]], and that they are going to be working again over the summer.[http://wjffradio.org/bartleby/pls.php?mp3fil=4506346]
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*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 [[200sbemails|intro song]] for [[email thunder]], the 200<sup>th</sup> Strong Bad Email.
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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 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.
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*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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*John Linnell reprises his role as the voice of The Poopsmith in [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]].
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
*In [[Thy Dungeonman 3]], there is an excerpt from [[TMBW:Fingertips|Fingertips]] when you type something that doesn't compute with the game (beginning with "I don't understand you...").
*In [[Thy Dungeonman 3]], there is an excerpt from [[TMBW:Fingertips|Fingertips]] when you type something that doesn't compute with the game (beginning with "I don't understand you...").
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*[[Strong Sad]] quotes They Might Be Giants lyrics for the song "[[TMBW: Don't Let's Start|Don't Let's Start]]" in his [[Strong Sad's Lament|journal]]; "Everybody dies, frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful".
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*[[Strong Sad]] quotes They Might Be Giants lyrics for the song "[[TMBW: Don't Let's Start|Don't Let's Start]]" in his [[Strong Sad's Lament|blog]]; "Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful".
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*On January 30, 2008, They Might Be Giants "took over" [http://www.yrockonxpn.org/index.php Y-Rock on WXPN 88.5] as DJs, and featured [[An Important Rap Song]].
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*On January 30, 2008, They Might Be Giants "took over" [http://xpn.org/yrock-on-xpn/home Y-Rock on WXPN 88.5] as DJs, and featured [[An Important Rap Song]].
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*At a concert on February 23 & July 29, 2008, They Might Be Giants' drummer, Marty Beller, wore a Coach Z T-Shirt.
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*At a concert on February 23 and July 29, 2008, They Might Be Giants' drummer, Marty Beller, wore a Coach Z T-Shirt.
== See Also ==
== See Also ==
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[http://www.tmbg.com/ tmbg.com] - Official site
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*[http://www.theymightbegiants.com/ TheyMightBeGiants.com] &mdash; Official site
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*[http://www.theymightbegiants.com/ TheyMightBeGiants.com] - Official online music store
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*[[TMBW:|This Might Be A Wiki]] &mdash; Unofficial knowledge base
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*[[Wikipedia:They Might Be Giants|They Might Be Giants]] at [[Wikipedia:|Wikipedia]]
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*[http://www.tmbg.org tmbg.org] &mdash; Unofficial site  
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*[[TMBW:|This Might Be A Wiki]] - Unofficial knowledge base
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*[http://www.tmbg.org tmbg.org] - Unofficial site  
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*[http://www.dialasong.com/ Dial-a-Song]
*[http://www.dialasong.com/ Dial-a-Song]
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[[Category:Real Bands]]
[[Category:Real Bands]]

Current revision as of 21:22, 6 March 2019

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 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

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[edit] Collaborations

[edit] 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.

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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