Spoiler Alert

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Music video for "Spoiler Alert"

song name Spoiler Alert
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Join Us, Album Raises New And Troubling Questions (videos), Them Ain't Big Eye Ants
year 2011
first played July 28, 2011 (59 known performances)
run time 2:39
sung by John Flansburgh and John Linnell


  • The song comprises two separate (but related) sets of lyrics sung by both John Linnell and John Flansburgh simultaneously, though the song's lyrics were all written by Linnell. Flansburgh's part is panned to the left channel of the stereo mix, and Linnell's to the right.
  • This song's video was directed by John Flansburgh himself, produced by Amy Hobby, and edited by Tony Zajkowski.
  • This song was used in episode #1138 of Car Talk just before a commercial break. It can be heard at 34:16 in the Car Talk podcast.
  • John Linnell originally wanted to give this song an inappropriately generic pop song title, such as "Party in the USA". This idea was scrapped when the band realized that that was the title of a recent Miley Cyrus hit single.[1]

Song Themes

Accidents, Aversion To Work, Body Parts, Criminal Activities, Death, Eyes, Hands, Heads, Puns, Telecommunication, Transportation, Size, Sleep (Theme), Title Not In Lyrics, Traded Tracks, Writing, Yes


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