John Lee Supertaster

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song name John Lee Supertaster
artist They Might Be Giants
releases No!, eMusic Freebies, TMBG Unlimited - February, No! Preview, TMBG Clock Radio, A User's Guide to They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity
year 2000
first played March 15, 2002 (158 known performances)
run time 2:01
sung by John Flansburgh


  • The real John Lee is a man from the band Muckafurgason, whose album was produced by John Flansburgh. Lee is a real, live supertaster, just as the song asserts.
  • In several music services (such as iTunes), this song is mislabeled as "John Lee Superstar".
  • In the episode "Bingo Bongos" of the show Higglytown Heroes (for which TMBG also created the theme song), Flansburgh and Linnell voiced their own characters, members of a fictitious group called The Supertasters.

Song Themes

Addiction, Compulsion, Age, Coffee, Drinking, Everything, Food, Love, Medical, Numbers, People (Real), Science, Stories, Super-Human Qualities, Talking, Not Singing


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John Lee Supertaster is currently ranked #625 out of 910. (59 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.73)