First Album

In "Rhythm Section Want Ad," we know who Menudo is, but who is MDC?

JL: MDC was the abbreviation for a west coast hardcore band called Millions of Dead Cops.

Why were two songs titled "She Was a Hotel Detective?"

JF: Actually the original song has the words "She Was a" in parentheses. The second song was an attempt at a follow-up song in the tradition of "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "Let's Twist Again."

What's going on at the end of "Hideaway Folk Family"?

JL: John and I are just doing our fake backwards singing. (It was recorded forward)

Where was the "Don't Let's Start" video shot?

JL: We shot the outdoor scenes at Flushing Meadows park in Queens, NY, site of the 1964 World's Fair, which both Flansburgh and I attended as children and remember fondly. Several of the pavilions are still there, including the New York State pavilion which has an enormous map of the state (badly chipped up) covering it's floor.