Number Two

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Music video for "Number Two"
Shot of some of Robin Goldwasser's puppets from David Cowles' video

song name Number Two
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Here Come The 123s
year 2008
run time 2:19
sung by Danny Weinkauf (as Jebediah Deeply)


Nationally renowned caricature artist David Cowles acted as director on the video, which was a live action piece featuring puppets. The lively song was stuck in our heads for days (weeks?) and Dave Puls did a great job of editing the wonderful footage captured by videographer Timothy Brown.
  • According to the October 27, 2021 episode of This Might Be a Podcast, which featured Cowles, the video was filmed in Rochester, New York. Goldwasser puppeteered Dr. Two, while Cowles and his daughter, Alison, puppeteered the father and son puppets. Alison also played the piano during the segments where Dr. Two had human arms.
  • This was the fourth and final video that Cowles completed for the album, and according to his LinkedIn, production ended around early June 2007.
  • According to John Flansburgh, the band sought Dr. John to sing this song on the record, but he—or his management—declined.[1] The song and "live" segments in the video are both heavily inspired by Dr. John's performances, with Jebediah Deeply being dressed in a similar outfit and being referred to as Dr. Two.

Song Themes

Beach, Body Parts, Friendship, Heads, Love, Non-John Vocals, Numbers, Sadness, Songs With Handclaps


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