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|song name||Critic Intro|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Then: The Earlier Years|
|first played||February 14, 1997 (20 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh reads the quotes; John Linnell says everything else|
- Intro used mostly in old live shows to test sound levels.
- Flansburgh: "It sounds like pull-quotes on the back of a book describing how great it is. At the time, it was something that warmed up crowds of complete strangers. It's basically a minute and a half of comedy." (ICE Newsletter, 1996)
- Some of the music used in this intro comes from the 1964 animated TV series Gigantor (episode 1, "Struggle at the South Pole!").
- The four critics' names are actually the four regular panelists on To Tell the Truth in the 1960s.
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Critic Intro is currently ranked #295 out of 873. (19 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.47)