- Easily one of TMBG's most popular songs, this song was used in a musical episode of the cartoon Tiny Toon Adventures titled "Tiny Toon Music Television." Plucky Duck was a professional wrestler version of Particle Man who was clobbered by Triangle Man, Universe Man, and so forth.
- According to Linnell, "Triangle Man was based on a friend's observation that Robert Mitchum looked like an evil triangle when he took his shirt off in Night of the Hunter. Nothing else not explicitly stated need be inferred." (Rolling Stone 2009)
- Occasionally John Linnell will lead the band in performing a small segment of somebody else's song during the bridge. Some of the songs that have been used include:
- Instead of "Powerful man, Universe Man", Linnell has frequently sung "Excellent man, Universe Man" in live shows.
- They Might Be Giants' YouTube page, ParticleMen, is named after the song.
- This song has been covered by the a capella group The Bobs.
- "Particle Man" is featured in the films Apples & Oranges: Or, a Story of Fruit and The Greatest Fan Film of All Time.
- A cover of "Particle Man" was used in a trailer and commercial for the 2007 video game Geometry Wars: Galaxies.
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