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This is the user page for HotelDetectiveInTheFuture (that's me). For the extremely funky track from Podcast 5A (and Cast Your Pod to the Wind), see (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future.
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Hello! I am HotelDetectiveInTheFuture, but you can call me Oz. Happy Sunday. How's it going? I am a guy who's just a little too obsessed with TMBG but has sadly NEVER seen them in concert. I am slowly building my collection of TMBG memorabilia. I like to make taglines among other things, here is a list of all the taglines I've made.

Apparently I have spent more than 7,320 minutes of my life listening to They Might Be Giants, and that's just their adult music!

My TMBG fandom story[edit]

Part One[edit]

When I was a wee young'un (about 3 or 4), my parents played me the Here Come The 123s DVD, and I absolutely fell in love with the songs, music videos, and of course, the Puppet Johns. They also played me Here Comes Science but admittedly I wasn't as in love with THAT album as much as the 123s album (I like Science more now.) So yeah, those were my two favourite albums for a very long time.

Part Two[edit]

Cut to 2019, I had mainly forgotten about They Might Be Giants and Here Come the 123s etc, that is until I heard Crystal Fortress. You see, in the summer of 2019, I was on a huge Homestar Runner phase, and I stumbled upon Crystal Fortress. Then I was like: "Oh yeah, They Might Be Giants, I forgot about them!" That led me into a TMBG rabbit hole. I didn't know where to start with TMBG, but then I found this random TMBG Top 20 Songs list, and I checked out those songs. The list had a healthy mix of TMBG classics like Don't Let's Start, Ana Ng, Birdhouse In Your Soul, and also some obscure deep cuts like Mr. Klaw, Cowtown, and I'm All You Can Think About.

Part Three[edit]

Then, in 2021, I went into an even deeper dive to prepare for BOOK and listened to every single album. And as a result They Might Be Giants became my new favourite band.

John Henry is All About the Same Death, But in Alternate Realities Tour[edit]



  • Idk. \(•_•)/

My collection[edit]

For my non-TMBG collection, see here.

HotelDetectiveInTheFuture's Collection
AlmanacApollo 18Apollo 18Asbury Park LiveBOOKBOOKFirst Album LiveFloodFlood Live In AustraliaHere Come The 123sHere Come The ABCsHere Comes ScienceJohn Henry DemosLive At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg 11.29.15My Murdered RemainsThe ElseThe Escape TeamThe Pamphlet EPTMBG's Other Thing Brass Band (EP)

My personal top 10 TMBG songs[edit]

10. Nanobots
9. Birdhouse In Your Soul
8. Ana Ng
7. Hey Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal
6. Doctor Worm
5. The End of the Tour
4. Snowball in Hell
3. Fingertips
2. Experimental Film
1. The Mesopotamians

TMBG studio albums ranked worst to best (in my personal opinion)[edit]

Album Favourite song Least favourite song
23. The Escape Team Mr. Mischief Night Flo Wheeler
22. Why? Or So I Have Read Then The Kids Took Over
21. Here Come the ABCs Flying V I Am a Robot
20. Long Tall Weekend Older On Earth My Nina
19. No! Four of Two Lazyhead & Sleepybones
18. Here Come the 123s Triops Has Three Eyes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme
17. The Spine Experimental Film Spines
16. Phone Power I Love You For Psychological Reasons Got Getting Up So Down
15. Here Comes Science Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) Solid Liquid Gas
14. Glean Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2 All the Lazy Boyfriends
13. Factory Showroom The Bells Are Ringing I Can Hear You
12. BOOK Brontosaurus Quit The Circus
11. My Murdered Remains + More Murdered Remains Tick Tick Tick Tick Door To Door Minotaur
10. Mink Car Man, It's So Loud In Here Mr. Xcitement
9. Nanobots Nanobots Didn't Kill Me
8. John Henry The End of the Tour Stomp Box
7. I Like Fun Let's Get This Over With Lake Monsters
6. Join Us When Will You Die? Dog Walker
5. They Might Be Giants Rhythm Section Want Ad Toddler Hiway
4. The Else The Mesopotamians Feign Amnesia
3. Flood Birdhouse In Your Soul Theme From Flood
2. Lincoln Snowball In Hell You'll Miss Me
1. Apollo 18 Fingertips If I Wasn't Shy


Other musical interests[edit]

Artist Favourite song Favourite album
"Weird Al" Yankovic Albuquerque Running with Scissors
Metallica Master of Puppets Master of Puppets
The Beatles Something Abbey Road
Mother Mother The Sticks The Sticks
Rush 2112 2112
Ninja Sex Party 6969 The Prophecy
Weezer Keep Fishin' The Blue Album
Flight of the Conchords Father and Son Flight of the Conchords
Fitz and the Tantrums MoneyGrabber Pickin' Up the Pieces

A thing I made[edit]

This is an edit of the Stranger Things season 4 episode Dear Billy with Max listening to Rabid Child.