Experimental Film

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Tentacle Skull riding a Penny Farthing
Music video for "Experimental Film"

song name Experimental Film
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Selections From The Spine, The Spine, Experimental Film (Promo), TMBG Clock Radio, Venue Songs, Them Ain't Big Eye Ants, Idlewild, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong
year 2004
first played January 25, 2004 (161 known performances)
run time 2:56
sung by John Linnell


  • The Homestar Runner video features many of the H*R characters created by Mike and Matt Chapman. Clicking on the text "Directed by Strong Sad & The Cheat" at the beginning of the video loads an audio commentary by the H*R characters. It doesn't have much to do with TMBG lore, but they do refer to Them as "Super Giants," "Supreme Giants," and "That one right there with the glasses", and make continual references to the skull. See the H*R wiki article on this song.
  • When this song is played live, Flansburgh has a tendency to yell "Guitar!" in a falsetto voice before the solo, reminiscent of Justin Hawkins of The Darkness in "I Believe in a Thing Called Love".
  • According to John Flansburgh in a 2004 Wired interview, the band was planning another music video for the song in addition to the Homestar Runner video, but this never materialized.

Song Themes

Bodily Mutilation, Colors, Creative Drought, Denial, Egoism And Pretentiousness, Movies, TV And Movie Themes

Video Themes

Animals, Bodily Mutilation, Criminal Activities, Coffee, Death, Drinks, Food, Games, Insects, Money, Presidents, Recycled Material, Skulls, Sports, Time, Transportation


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Experimental Film is currently ranked #34 out of 1008. (260 wikians have given it an average rating of 9.15)