Return To The Planet Of The Apes

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song name Return to the Planet of the Apes
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Severe Tire Damage, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1998
first played November 19, 1997 (3 known performances)
run time 2:45
sung by John Flansburgh


  • A "hidden track" on Severe Tire Damage. Shares the name with the short-lived Return to the Planet of the Apes cartoon series, though John & John thought this was the title of a film.
  • Immediately near the end of the song, They Might Be Giants excerpt the introduction to the song "Boogie Stop Shuffle" composed by Charles Mingus. Jim O’Connor also quotes Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” earlier in the track.

Song Themes

Animals, Colors, Falsetto, Jail And Imprisonment, Movies, Music, Planet Of The Apes, Recycled Material, Space


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