Chris Anderson is a friend of the band. He is notable for his roles in People Are Wrong! and the band Muckafurgason, whose third of four albums was produced by John Flansburgh. He also appeared in a television commercial advertising the album No! and co-wrote "We Live In A Dump" with Flansburgh. Anderson now is a member of music group The Last Car, which has opened for They Might Be Giants and in which Robin Goldwasser and Amy Miles also perform.
He appears in the videos for "Anaheim" and "Asbury Park," in both cases in the mysterious role of "The Guy." (He appears to portray the exact same character in both videos.) He also plays the Q in the video for "Q U."