The Bloodmobile

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The Bloodmobile video animated by Divya Srinivasan
Video for The Giant Heart exhibit at The Franklin Institute
Screenshot from the exhibit's video

song name The Bloodmobile
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Venue Songs, Free Tunes, TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 1A, Here Comes Science
year 2004
run time 2:22
sung by John Linnell, Robin Goldwasser


"Bloodmobile" was written for an exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Science Museum.[1] Features guest vocals by Robin Goldwasser.
  • From the archived Franklin Institute page for The Giant Heart[2]
"Bloodmobile Video Theater" plays an original cartoon with music, created by They Might Be Giants especially for this exhibit, displaying how blood transports chemical messages, nutrients, and oxygen through the body.
  • In reality, a bloodmobile is a (macroscopic) vehicle that holds all the equipment to carry out blood donations, and is usually brought to public places like churches or schools.
  • The original video was animated by Adam J. Kelley.[3] The song was later included on Here Comes Science, with a new video animated by Divya Srinivasan.[4]
  • The background photo used during the John & John intro to this song is from the Gyeongbukgung station of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, South Korea.

Song Themes

Body Parts, Colors, Educational, Food, Medical, Non-John Vocals, Occupations, Science, Sleep, Spoken Word, Telecommunication, Transportation, War, Military


  • Franklin Institute Museum page describing the exhibit and the video (archived; includes link to download or view the video)
  • Watch it on Youtube.png - Franklin Institute video, animated by Adam J. Kelley
  • Watch it on Youtube.png - Here Comes Science video, animated by Divya Srinivasan

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