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Music video for "Cells"
A screenshot of the video, depicting Dwight David Eisenhower, who is made of cells.

song name Cells
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Here Comes Science, Podcast 40
year 2009
run time 2:42
sung by John Linnell


  • Video directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galante. According to Cowles, this was the fifth video he completed for the album. In addition, according to Galante's LinkedIn, production for the video started in September 2008.
  • The video's art style was influenced by the 1965 short film The Dot and the Line, and the simple characters were inspired by other UPA films of the time.
  • The guitar riff that features in the chorus is likely inspired by Hillbilly Drummer Girl.

Song Themes

Animals, Educational, Insects, Language, Letters Of The Alphabet, Occupations, People (Real), Personification, Plants, Presidents, Reading, Recursion, Science, Shapes, Size, Writing


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