Marty Beller Mask
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|song name||Marty Beller Mask|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Album Raises New And Troubling Questions|
|first played||October 29, 2011 (32 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- Whitney Houston was a popular R&B singer, and did not resemble Marty Beller. However, Marty has stated that he is a fan of both Whitney and her movie The Bodyguard.
- This song's chorus consists of references to Whitney Houston songs:
- Following the release of Album Raises New And Troubling Questions, this song became a staple in TMBG's setlists, but was retired shortly after on February 11, 2012, when Whitney Houston was found dead at age 48. Flansburgh: "TMBG is very saddened to hear of Whitney Houston's passing--so unexpected and so very sad. Out of respect we're retiring the song Marty Beller Mask from public performance." The music video was also removed from YouTube at that time. However, it returned to YouTube on July 18, 2012.
- The video for this song was created by Flansburgh, using a time-lapse app for the iPhone.
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