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song name Clowntown
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, TMBG Unlimited - March, No! Preview, (2000-2006), TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 56
year 2000
run time 2:51
sung by John Flansburgh


  • This song was first mentioned in an interview in July 1999 by John Flansburgh published on, and premiered on Dial-A-Song in January 2000.
  • TMBG Unlimited: "Flansburgh's unflinching fake German accent, along with the unwelcome idea of clown nudity uniquely qualifies this as an inappropriate song for kids. One of the first tracks for the children's album, this song was deemed "too creepy" to be for kids (by everyone)."

Song Themes

Circus, Cities, German, Occupations, Size, Transportation


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Clowntown is currently ranked #868 out of 1012. (42 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.21)