Jackie The Clipper

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Music video for "Jackie The Clipper"
Screenshot showing Jackie's mug shot

song name Jackie the Clipper
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2018), The Escape Team
year 2018
run time 2:21
sung by John Linnell


  • Video directed by David Cowles.
  • Jackie is a member of The Escape Team, the subject of a comic book by David Cowles.
  • As shown on her mug shot, her full name is Jackie Klieper. Her nickname is a pun on Jack the Ripper, a notorious Victorian-era serial killer.
  • Both the song and character are Cowles' favorites from The Escape Team, with Jackie herself being featured on the album cover.[1]

Song Themes

Death, Escape Team Members, Forgetting And Remembering, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Occupations, People (Imaginary), Puns, Questions, Religion, Supernatural, Writing, Yes


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