They Might Be Giants, AJ Schnack ‎– Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns)

Plexifilm ‎– 011


1 Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns) 102:00
2 Bonus Features 143:00



John Flansburgh and John Linnell met in the 70s as junior high students in Lincoln, Massachusetts. A decade later, their band- THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS- would stand at the forefront of a burgeoning East Village NYC performance art scene as well as the college music revolution of the late 80s. Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) is the acclaimed true story of these "urban legends" (The New Yorker), tracing their independent and sometimes hilarious path through two decades in the pop music wilderness. From their legendary Dial-a-song answering machine to their recent Grammy Award-winning theme song to Malcom in the Middle, fans and friends gather to tell "an oral history that is truly funny, charming and even touching" (Nylon Magazine) in "one of the best-rendered rock documentaries ever made." (The Stranger)

Over 4 ½ hours of extras, including feature commentary with John Flansburgh, John Linnell, Director AJ Schnack and Sarah Vowell

Deleted scenes and Rare Bonus materials: outtakes, never-before-released TV and radio appearances, raw footage and interviews featuring Conan O' Brien, Dave Eggers, Michael McKean, Sarah Vowell, Syd Straw and Ira Glass

Classic music videos including "Don't Let's Start," "Ana Ng" and "Birdhouse in your Soul" with all new introductions by John Linnell, John Flansburgh and Director Adam Bernstein

Live performances covering 15 years of They Might Be Giants, including vintage versions of: "Hide Away Folk Family" and "Mr. Me" (1987), "Number Three" and "Fingertips" from the 2001 Polish National Home concert and "Birdhouse" from the now classic Tonight Show performance with Doc Severinsen & the NBC Orchestra (1990)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 082354001421