Let Me Tell You About My Operation
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|song name||Let Me Tell You About My Operation|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Dial-A-Song (2015), Glean|
|first played||February 22, 2015 (114 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- In November of 2014, the band released a 3-second YouTube clip of Dan Levine, Curt Ramm, and Stan Harrison performing horns for this song in Pat Dillett's studio. It's still available to view on Flansburgh's Instagram and YouTube (see Videos)
- Stan Harrison wrote "the big chart moment" for the horns in this song.
- Video directed by Jeremy Galante & David Cowles, with character design by David Plunkert and animation by Brad Pattullo and Mike Genz .
- It seems likely that the title comes from an album by stand-up comedian and female impersonator Rae Bourbon, whose adults-only, under-the-counter records became a sensation in the 50s after Bourbon claimed to have just returned from having gender correction surgery in Mexico (although it's believed this was a publicity stunt and untrue). Bourbon's story is mentioned in The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the history of American comedy by Kliph Nesteroff, whose work Flansburgh has expressed effusive appreciation for .
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Let Me Tell You About My Operation is currently ranked #66 out of 910. (93 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.96)