"Shoehorn With Teeth" is also a staple of their concert setlist
. It also involves bringing the show to a total and complete halt. This is because they play it twice, with much talking in between the two takes. First, they bring the xylophone
out to front and center on stage. Then, they make a big deal out of Dan Hickey
coming up to hit them a few times throughout the song.
Then, the song is played at normal album speed. After this, Flansburgh gives a bit of a "what-if" scenario involving accidentally listening to the song on fast-forward. To demonstrate, they then play the song again extremely sped up.
It's really a highlight of the show even though it does sort of bring the whole show to a crashing halt. Part of the fun is how much of a big deal they make out of a 90 second song.