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Some Nerds Are Using Your Favorite TV Shows to Explain Radiohead Albums

'Spongebob,' 'Seinfeld,' and more reveal the futility of modern existence.

If you’ve ever met a Radiohead fan, you know that they’re a special lot. They know the Very Deep Meaning behind each of the band's nine albums, and can explain it to you, even when you haven’t asked!

To help broaden your bourgeois sensibilities, some very special Radiohead nerds are using classic TV shows to explain the genius of everything from Pablo Honeywhich turns 25 this week—to A Moon Shaped Pool.


We’re not sure when or with which discerning fan this entire YouTube genre began, but its use of shows, ranging from Spongebob Squarepants to Seinfeld, speaks to nothing if not the universal futility of modern existence.

Malcolm in the Middle:

Bojack Horseman:

Flight of the Conchords:

The Simpsons:


Rick and Morty:

The Office:

There are many, many more. And, unsurprisingly, these videos are just one part of a larger, even nerdier Rule 34 internet universe—name an artist and TV show, and there's probably an explainer video.

Andrea Domanick is Noisey's West Coast editor and resident Radiohead nerd. Follow her on Twitter.