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song name McGyver
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, TMBG Unlimited - May (as "All McGyver On It"), (2000-2006), Direct From Brooklyn DVD, Mink Car (Japanese release), TMBG Clock Radio
year 2001
run time 0:46
sung by John Flansburgh


  • From TMBG Unlimited: "This short piece is about problem solving in the contemporary world. Incorporating the colorful street slang of their native Brooklyn, They Might Be Giants rapid-fire vocal delivery combined with the pounding beat of the Band Of Dans creates a spectacular effect."
  • According to John Flansburgh in a 2023 Tumblr post, this song originated from an earlier track titled "Get Your Pepper Talkin'".[1]
  • MacGyver was a television show based around a man named MacGyver who ingeniously and inventively solved problems while working as a secret agent.

Song Themes

Clothes, Eyes, Medical, Relatives, The Senses, Trade Names


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McGyver is currently ranked #693 out of 1010. (38 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.78)