They Might Be Giants on The Joe Franklin Show (partially found episode of televised talk-show; 1985)
The Joe Franklin Show was a New York-based televised talk-show that ran from 1965 to 1993. The show was hosted by the late, great Joe Franklin. The show is heralded as the longest running uninterrupted American talk show, beating Johnny Carson by more than a decade. Many of the guest appearances on the show were some of the first of many stars.
In 1985, alternative rock band They Might Be Giants had their first (known) televised appearance on The Joe Franklin show. This appearance was about three years into the band's career and before the release of their first album. Not much is entirely known about the episode they had appeared on, no details are relatively available.
After this first appearance, there is also said to be two more, but no details or screens are available of those appearances.
In an interview in the documentary 50,000,000 Joe Franklin Fans Can't Be Wrong, John Flansburgh and John Linnell described their experience, but not in extensive detail.
"We sat in Joe's set and looking across the room at the Romper Room set, which seemed particularly surreal."
- Rabid Child (partially found They Might Be Giants music video; 1985)
- Don't Worry Kyoko (lost They Might Be Giants pre-band cover of Yoko Ono song; 1970s)
- They Might Be Giants: Installing & Servicing Melody (found promotional compilation DVD; 2009)
- Master list of They Might Be Giants television appearances. Retrieved 03 Feb '19
- An article on the appearance of They Might be Giants on The Joe Franklin Show. Retrieved 03 Feb '19
- A They Might be Giants Wikipedia article on their television appearances. Retrieved 03 Feb '19