February 29, 2008

"The Secret Life of Six" leaps onto Family Podcast

It's a leap day, but that doesn't mean They Might Be Giants are going to skip this week's Family Podcast. Proving that improvisation can beat written dialogue any day, the puppet Johns start the podcast scriptless and it shows to be hilarious anyway. "The Secret Life of Six" is this week's video from the Here Come the 123s set. Its stop-motion animation and cuddly characters were created by Hine Mizushima, who also created the video for The Else's "With the Dark."

Instead of a second video from Here Come the ABCs, the Johns themselves sing "Fibber Island" from their first kids' album, No! Then, closing the podcast, Flansburgh and Linnell sing goodbye to the tune of the venue song "Glasgow," aka "T-H-E-G-A-R-A-G-E." The podcasts aren't getting played out by any means yet, so let's hope the fun continues for a good while longer.

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