Talk:They Might Be Giants (Song)

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I've always wondered. Did They have someone record the interstitial talking especially for the song, or did they take it from somewhere else? No clue how easy this will be to find, I'm just curious. -J2

I'm not certain of it, but I would swear it's NPR's Robert Siegel. I have yet to find any confirmation of it anywhere. Anybody know? - CaptainCaustic
Someplace or other, I saw/read/was brainwashed into hearing recently that Linnell spoke those parts. However I was skeptical upon seeing/reading/being brainwashed into hearing that. ~ magbatz

Hang on, hang on tight...[edit | edit source]

I swear, the VO who says "hang on..." sounds exactly like NFL announcer Al Michaels. Any idea who recorded it?

No we don't have any idea who it is (I've always been very curious and it pisses me off that they didn't take the opportunity of that track-by-track thing they did for Rolling Stone to reveal it) but I somehow highly doubt it's some NFL announcer. --Self Called Nowhere 08:20, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


I think is it definately Al Michaels.....I once asked them, and they did really want to comments on it. I'm sure they didn't pay him or even ask Al, so maybe they are afraid of being sued??

Didn't stop them from being up front about, for instance, the source of the bridge sampling in "Snowball in Hell," don't see why it would here. --Self Called Nowhere 21:56, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

I've always assumed it was Robert Krulwich. --Propman 10:03, 19 January 2013 (EST)