Monikers

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Over the course of their long and glorious existence, They Might Be Giants and its members have been referred to by some of the following names, sometimes mistakenly:

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John Flansburgh[edit | edit source]

  • Rolf Conant - Conant is his middle name and Rolf is simply "a good German name." He has used this pseudonym for Unsupervised, Miscellaneous T, Apollo 18, Severe Tire Damage and Hello The Band. It was also used in the rare fanzine "Art In Context", which he produced with Bill Krauss. Rolf is also listed in Here Come The ABCs for logo.
  • Cecil Portesque, The King Of Dead Air (The They Might Be Giants Podcast)
  • Flans
  • Flanso
  • Flansy
  • Professor Flans (see L M N O)
  • A motherfucker guitarist
  • Agent 00-soul
  • Big John
  • Steven Page (a fan mistook him for another singer as a result for being at the wrong show)
  • Brown John
  • Colonel Parker (per Ira Glass in Gigantic)
  • Computer!
  • Doctor Octopus (see Announcement A)
  • Dr. F
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Flansborough
  • Flansburgher
  • Guitar John
  • Immensely huggable
  • Jack
  • Jim (NASA called them Jim and Jim in the ISY press release)
  • John "56k Modem" Flansburgh - From Podcast 5A newsletter
  • John "Abzug" Flansburgh
  • John "Boom Boom" Flansburgh
  • John "Contrecoup" Flansburgh
  • John "Crashes Bashes" Flansburgh
  • John "Guitar Wizard" Flansburgh
  • John "Honey" Flansburgh
  • John "light, no sugar" Flansburgh
  • John "Magog" Flansburgh
  • John "MC Landfill" Flansburgh
  • John G. Flansburgh
  • Jump Little Chicken (see Raleigh)
  • Lieutenant Glue (From Paste Culture Club Podcast)
  • MC Serch (From 120 Minutes)
  • Matthew (from a Dial a Song message)
  • Mr Kissyou - See PODAS
  • Mr. Flans
  • Professor P.F. (see AM FM Announcement)
  • Rabbi Flansburgh (Oct. 2, 2010 during Doctor Worm)
  • Syndrome (from September 2004 live show at The Egg, Albany)
  • "That glasses guy/The glasses guy" (Strong Sad) (In the Homestar Runner DVD commentary for Experimental Film)
  • "That one with the glasses" (Strong Bad)
  • "The big, fat guy who looks like Danny Aykroyd, only fatter" (from an insulting message left on Dial-A-Song)
  • The angry John with all the curse words (As he described himself at one live show.)
  • The bespectacled one
  • The big, fat guy
  • The Flotation Device (see Radio Sweepers)
  • The mean one
  • The nice John (what Flansburgh called himself while talking to a fan after one 1998 show)
  • The one out selling the stuff
  • The Roar of the Kraken
  • The sweet one
  • Tyler (See Sapphire Bullets)
  • The Queen of England
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Johnny Flansburgh (introduced during Graveyard as such by John Linnell in some shows)
  • The Japanese katakana spelling of his last name (フランズバーグ), which phonetically spells "Furanzubaagu."
  • Jon Franzbug (From a chat conversation I had)
  • Blue Avatar
  • The guy with the big glasses

John Linnell[edit | edit source]

  • Anne Hathaway (see (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future Commentary)
  • The Band Liar (Shows/2009-01-31a)
  • Blonde John
  • BoomCar (from September 2004 live show at The Egg in Albany)
  • Craggles
  • Dave (During live performances of Robot Parade in 2000.)
  • David Remnikopf (see (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future Commentary)
  • DJ Squiggles (During 2008 shows for kids and adults.)
  • Emily Dickinson (see Gigantic)
  • Garrison Keillor (from the WXPN show)
  • Gunnar (From a Dial A Song message)
  • Hi Pimp! (From Gigantic commentary)
  • Jared (See Sapphire Bullets)
  • Jim (see ISY press release)
  • J-Lo Linnell
  • John, the one without the glasses (reference in the Clarissa Explains it All pilot episode)
  • John "black, sugar" Linnell
  • John "Doodles" Linnell
  • John "End of Days" Linnell
  • John "Impressed" Linnell
  • John "LaGuardia" Linnell
  • John "Mashes Gnashes" Linnell
  • John "MC Doodles" Linnell
  • John "Patches" Linnell
  • John "Prometheus" Linnell
  • John "Rocket Seed" Linnell
  • Hottie Linnell
  • John "Step Back in Wonder" Linnell
  • John E. Linnell
  • Rineru San (a name created by many of the band's female anime fans)
  • John Kendall (From 120 Minutes)
  • John Sid
  • Johnny Hart
  • Linny
  • Little John
  • Mr. Claw
  • Mr. Fleece (See I've Got A Fang)
  • Mr. Lips (Performs on Rolling O, Letter Shapes and Hovering Sombrero '05)
  • Mr. Squiggles (sometimes MC Squiggles)
  • Mr. Wiggles (I've heard Flansy refer to him as this at a few shows)
  • Professor Griff (From Paste Culture Club Podcast)
  • Roland Synth
  • Terence Trent Linnell (From Record Guide '88 performance)
  • The accordion-playing half of They Might Be Giants
  • The creepy one
  • The Future of Sound (Shows/2007-09-27)
  • The Keith Richards of the bass clarinet
  • The little, scrawny guy (See Fat Danny Aykroyd)
  • The next president of the United States (Flans, frequently at live shows)
  • The one in the back room putting the stuff together
  • The Professor
  • The quiet one
  • The shy one
  • The Tangled Web (see Radio Sweepers)
  • The Prince of Darkness (Shows/2007-07-20)
  • The Hippy Man
  • George Washington
  • The Japanese Katakana of Linnell's last name (リンネル) comes out as "Rinneru."
  • Paula Abdul
  • Spaz (Reference to the They'll Need A Crane Video)
  • Accordion John
  • Green Avatar

Marty Beller[edit | edit source]

  • The 2012 American Idol - (Oct. 2, 2010 - Kennedy Center)
  • Joseph Stalin
  • Marty "Bashes, Smashes" Beller
  • Marty "Bang-Bang" Beller
  • Marty "Big 80's" Beller - (Sept. 30, 2004 - TLA, Phila. The Spine Tour)
  • Marty "just water" Beller
  • Marty "On The Drums" Beller
  • Marty "Sharpton" Beller
  • Marty "Super-drums" Beller
  • Marty "Tantalus" Beller
  • Marty O. Beller
  • The Next President of the United States of America
  • Marty "Time-Out" Beller - (Jan. 31, 2009 - Le Poisson Rouge, Adult Show)
  • The Next Supreme Court Justice - (May 30, 2009 - Le Poisson Rouge)
  • The Next American Idol Winner - (May 30, 2009 - Le Poisson Rouge)
  • Marty "King of the Drums" Beller
  • Marty "Strong Enough For A Man But Made For A Woman" Beller - (October 15, 2009 - Beachland Ballroom)
  • The Princess of Rhythm - (May 17, 2015 - Newport Music Hall)
  • Whitney Houston

Dan Miller[edit | edit source]

  • Solder
  • "Careful" Dan Miller
  • Dan "Cambodia" Miller
  • Dan "It Doesn't Have to Be This Way" Miller
  • Dan "Johnny Chops" Miller
  • Dan "Prison Break" Miller
  • Dan "regular" Miller
  • Dan "Slash" Miller
  • Dan "Solder" Miller
  • Dan "Tinglus" Miller
  • Dan "Wah-Wah" Miller
  • Dan "Eupatrick" Miller
  • Dan D. Solder Miller
  • Dylan (See Sapphire Bullets)
  • MC What-Not (During 2008 shows for kids.)
  • MC Back-The-Fuck-Up (During 2008 shows for adults.)
  • Stormy Black (See Sapphire Bullets)
  • The Billy Squier of They Might be Giants
  • The H.M.S. Dan Miller
  • The Unknowable Dan Miller
  • They Might Be Giants' Official Cry Baby
  • Dan "God-Fearing" Miller

Danny Weinkauf[edit | edit source]

  • Bassy
  • Danny "Bass Boy Genius" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Ladies He's Taken" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Mas Sabor" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Mesopotamian" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Pangu" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Pops" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Rangel" Weinkauf
  • Danny "Viet Nam" Weinkauf
  • Danny K. Weinkauf
  • Parker (See Sapphire Bullets)
  • Poppa