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TMBG in Puppets

By Amy Harder

For the benefit of the uninformed, They Might Be Giants (TMBG) is an American alternative rock band known for odd songs and a unique sound. Their fans span the globe and have been labelled “cult-like”. Their album Flood debuted when I was in high school. I’ve been a fan ever since.

So you can guess that I was thrilled to find a recently launched TMBG video podcast for kids. But I wasn’t prepared for the cutesy, crocheted faces (strange yarn-and-felt representations of band founders John Flansburgh and John Linnell) that popped into my screen to introduce the animated segment of the podcast.

TMBG album coverTMBG John and John puppets

Ha! They’re puppets. Kewl.

The puppetry isn’t stellar, but it sure is gosh-darn funny to have John and John puppets intro their new songs for kids. Check out podcast info on their downloads site, or just go right to the details on iTunes.

So, enjoy some puppety goodness while I get back in the groove of posting puppety inspiration. Will be back soon. Really.


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2 responses to “TMBG in Puppets”

22 01 2008
Tom (17:49:55) :

I love TMBG I was plaaning on doing a skit to one of their songs- perhaps “Fingertips” Thanks for the news on this one!

12 11 2008
Marion (08:13:42) :

Just as a note to anyone trying to replicate the look of these puppets (which I am currently trying to do as a Christmas present for my 5-year-old and came across this entry in my google search), these puppets are knit, not crochet.

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