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Marty Beller Mask

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Whitney Houston
Marty Beller posing with fans wearing Marty Beller masks (Nov. 9, 2011)

song name Marty Beller Mask
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Album Raises New And Troubling Questions
year 2011
first played October 29, 2011 (32 known performances)
run time 2:00
sung by John Linnell

Trivia/Info

  • 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. [1]
  • 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."[2] 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.

Song Themes

Clothes, Dreams, Drums, Holidays, Lies, Deception, Love, Puns, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Self-Reference

Videos

  • Watch it on Youtube.png

Available for Purchase[edit]

Site Format Price Download!
Amazon
MP3 99¢ Purchase
AAC 99¢ Purchase
MP3
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Free Downloads

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MP3
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Marty Beller Mask is currently ranked #32 out of 768. (65 wikians have given it an average rating of 9.08)