Walking My Cat Named Dog

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Music video for "Walking My Cat Named Dog"

song name Walking My Cat Named Dog
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2015), Why?
year 2015
run time 2:12
sung by John Flansburgh; John Linnell backs


  • This is a cover of a 1966 song by Norma Tanega, which was also covered by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show.
  • Video directed by Mixtape Club.[1]
  • In a 2011 interview with Stereogum, John Flansburgh identified this song as a touchpoint for the music on the album Join Us:[2]
Norma Tanega had a hit with this song in the mid-sixties, and as a small child I really dug its crazy point of view. She wrote a number of ballads for Dusty Springfield after this, but this is the song I can never forget.
  • In 2019, Flansburgh described the original Tanega album as "amazing":[3]
I knew the song from my childhood, and found the album in a very dim corner of a record store and couldn't believe what a fine nugget it turned out to be. You're Dead and A Street that Rhymes are so original. You hear them popping up on HBO shows and elsewhere now which is interesting.

Song Themes

Animals, Body Parts, Dreams, Questions, Self-Reference, Title Not In Lyrics, TMBG Remakes, Weather


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