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The Ultimate They Might Be Giants Quiz
by Staff
Beloved by kids and nerds alike, They Might Be Giants has been making wacky music since 1982. But even if you're not a total TMBG freak, you might know the answers to some of these questions. Take a shot -- you could learn something!

Where did They Might Be Giants get its start?

  • Boston
  • Austin, Texas
  • New York City
  • Pittsburgh

Where did the name They Might Be Giants come from?

  • a movie
  • a random collection of words pulled out of a hat
  • a saying from Linnell's grandmother

What's the title of TMBG's first album?

  • John Henry
  • Apollo 18
  • self-titled

What has been TMBG's biggest hit thus far?

  • "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"
  • "Don't Let's Start"
  • "Birdhouse in Your Soul"
  • "Ana Ng"

In the '80s, TMBG started a service through which fans could call a phone number and hear original TMBG songs. What was the service called?

  • Call That Tune
  • Dial-A-Song
  • Answering Machine Ditties

What's the color of the canary in "Birdhouse in Your Soul"?

  • orange
  • blue
  • green
  • yellow
  • purple

TMBG wrote the theme song for which long-running sitcom?

  • That '70s Show
  • Will & Grace
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Two and a Half Men
  • The King of Queens
  • According to Jim
  • Friends
  • My Name is Earl

Which TMBG album had the unfortunate fate of being released on Sept. 11, 2001?

  • Mink Car
  • The Spine
  • Indestructible Object

What was TMBG's first kids' album?

  • Here Come the ABCs
  • Here Come the 123s
  • Bed, Bed, Bed
  • No!

In 2006, TMBG music was featured in commercials for which doughnut shop?

  • Krispy Kreme
  • Dunkin' Donuts

TMBG was supposed to write songs for this movie but were rejected because "they basically wanted the music to be more creepy."

  • Coraline
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua

What's the theme of TMBG's 2009 kids' album?

  • animals
  • science
  • history
  • kids' literature

What's on the cover of TMBG's 1988 album?

  • the Johns' high school biology teachers
  • the Johns' grandfathers
  • Lenin and Stalin
  • no one knows

True or false: TMBG started recording kids' music because they both have kids.

  • true
  • false

What international event do TMBG reference in "Ana Ng"?

  • the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • the 1964 World's Fair

There's a song about this U.S. president on the 2003 album "Factory Showroom."

  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • James K. Polk
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Woodrow Wilson

What's the title of the 2003 documentary about TMBG?

  • Giants of Brooklyn (Double Johns)
  • Big Footsteps (Johns a Deux)
  • Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)

How many Grammys have TMBG won?

  • none
  • one
  • two
  • three
  • four

TMBG composes the music for what Comedy Central show?

  • The Daily Show
  • The Colbert Report
  • South Park
  • The Sarah Silverman Show

Which somewhat odd trio of actors does TMBG name as "influences" on the band's MySpace page?

  • Faye Dunaway, Matthew McConaughey and Neil Patrick Harris
  • Sylvester Stallone, Drew Barrymore and Lloyd Bridges
  • Mickey Rourke, Gary Busey and Sean Young