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song name Clowntown
artist They Might Be Giants
releases TMBG Unlimited - March, No! Preview, (2000-2006), TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 56
year 2001
run time 2:51
sung by John Flansburgh


  • TMBG Unlimited: "Flansburgh's unflinching fake German accent, along with the unwelcome idea of clown nudity uniquely qualifies this as an inappropriate song for kids. One of the first tracks for the children's album, this song was deemed "too creepy" to be for kids (by everyone)."
  • The song bears an amusing resemblance to the song "Mr. Downtown" from the 1996 film That Thing You Do!. The songs for the movie were written by They Might Be Giants opener and sometimes-Mono Puff member Mike Viola.

Song Themes

Cities, German, Occupations, Size, Transportation


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Clowntown is currently ranked #751 out of 874. (35 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.09)