The Famous Polka
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|song name||The Famous Polka|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Don't Let's Start (EP), Don't Let's Start (Album), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then|
|first played||June 23, 1987 (561 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell|
- When played at a 1992 show in Milwaukee, WI, the venue's stage collapsed after about 75 people started dancing on it. Right before the song, Flans told the audience, "We would like to ask you for this one brief moment to disregard the fire laws. Feel free to just... come on up, and help us out with the Famous... Polka."
- Originally called "The Phone Inside A Ribcage Polka," according to Flans on the Frank O'Toole Show.
- In most live performances, the vocals are often omitted at the end, save for the "Hey!"s. After the November 29, 2015 performance (captured on Live At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg 11.29.15), Flansburgh said, "You know, people ask us why we don't sing the vocal part of that last song, and the reason is, we forget to."
- Watch it on – Recorded live on May 11, 2007 by TDK
- Watch it on – Recorded live on July 26, 2007 by kayakcup
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