I Am A Paleontologist

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Music video for "I Am A Paleontologist"
I love diggin' in the dirt.

song name I Am a Paleontologist
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Podcast 39, Here Comes Science
year 2009
first played March 28, 2009 (56 known performances)
run time 2:32
sung by Danny Weinkauf; Lena and Kai Weinkauf speak


  • Video directed by Sean McBride, who previously co-directed "I Never Go To Work", with additional animation by Chris Timmon, who previously co-directed the video for "The Mesopotamians".
  • The song was originally known as "Paleontologist" during the recording sessions of the album, as evidenced by that being the name the song was published as before the album's release.
  • A demo version of this song was featured in a 2011 advertisement for Payless ShoeSource entitled "It's Time for Payless".
  • The song "Archaeology" from Weinkauf's 2014 solo album No School Today was inspired by fans telling him they loved "that archaeology song", when they actually meant paleontologist.

Song Themes

Animals, Body Parts, Children, Food, Museums, Non-John Vocals, Occupations, Plants, Questions, Science, Songs Used In Commercials, Spoken Word


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