As a part of The AV Club's "AV Undercover" series, where current bands choose from a list of pop standards to cover, They Might Be Giants chose to cover the seminal '90s hit "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba.
In order to effectively recreate the anthemic chorus of "I get knocked down / But I get up again / You're never gonna keep me down," They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh squeezed as many AV Club staffers as possible into the tiny room to chant along with the band. If the sight of a roomful of twentysomething bloggers bobbing their head to They Might Be Giants playing a hit song from 1997 doesn't bring you joy, the Internet has failed.
They Might Be Giants is no stranger to the world of comedy, as evidenced by their association with The AV Club, the non-satirical pop culture blog of The Onion. Even if the band didn't perform the theme song for "The Daily Show," which would provide enough comedy cred to last several lifetimes, they're also best friends with Weird Al, and will later this month appear at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn with Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman.