Robot Parade (Adult Version)

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song name Robot Parade
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Working Undercover For The Man (EP), No! Preview, Mink Car [Japanese Release], Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, Podcast 32A, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong
year 2000
first played March 16, 2001 (53 known performances)
run time 1:05
sung by John Flansburgh


  • Rather than the slow, melodic and dreamy version found on the No! album, this so-called "adult version" is intense, loud, and heavy metal. Concert renditions of the adult version have switched the places of children and robots in the "Robots obey what the children say" line.
  • This was the first song written for The Chopping Block for the website's as-of-yet unreleased robot theme. The version to appear on the future site is titled "Robot Design." It was then adapted for No! as "Robot Parade" and later made into this "adult" version.
  • This version was "made back to back on the same night" as the children's version, as the band was "just casting around for how to do the song."[1]

Song Themes

Altered Voice, Children, Robots, Science, Size, Time, Transportation


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Robot Parade (Adult Version) is currently ranked #752 out of 1008. (42 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.58)