Interpretations:The King Of Wingo

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Murdoch's Post represented everything a cultured 1980s New Yorker scorned. Wingo was the Post's version of a Bingo game, designed to boost circulation among the rubes. The song's narrator emerges from the primordial ooze to brag about winning a cash prize. --Nehushtan (talk) 11:44, 16 August 2021 (EDT)

Wow, thanks for sharing that! I would never have known. While the song has no direct reference to the game other than the name, it seems implausible that two guys like Linnell and Flansburgh with their fingers on the pulse of NYC pop culture in the early 1980s wouldn't have absorbed some of this stuff and scrambled it into a song. Kudos! --MisterMe (talk) 08:21, 17 August 2021 (EDT)