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 (113 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 .
- 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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