Brooklyn (Studio)

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Music video for "Brooklyn (Studio)"

song name Brooklyn
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Venue Songs
year 2005
run time 1:15
sung by John Flansburgh


  • The venue song for the Celebrate Brooklyn festival in Brooklyn, NY.
  • The letters listed in this song refer to the identifiers of the New York City subway trains running through Brooklyn. "Now who knows what that spells?" could be a reference to Tom Lehrer's "Boston".
  • The video for the song included on the DVD was directed by Martha Colburn, animated by her and an anonymous intern,[1] and edited by Asterisk. It was recorded on Super 8 film.[2]
  • Marty Markowitz was Borough President of Brooklyn from 2001 to 2013. The lyrics play on the similarity of his name to Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg), leader of the Funky Bunch.
  • The Gowanus Canal runs 1.8 miles through Brooklyn. It is recognized as one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States.

Song Themes

Cities, Letters Of The Alphabet, New York City, Not In Common Time, People (Real), Politics, Questions, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Transportation, Venue Songs


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