The Thrilling Adventure Hour closed their show on Friday, October 11, 2013 at The Bell House in Brooklyn with what is now a tradition (they’ve done it two shows in a row), by singing a song written in 1898 about the Gowanus Canal. The arrangement is by Paul & Storm. You can see the original song lyrics at Pardon Me For Asking.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Workjuice Players:

Mark Evan Jackson, Paul F Tompkins, Mark Gagliardi, Paget Brewster, Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Craig Cackowski, John Hodgman (WJ East)

Special Guests:

Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, Ira Glass, Scott Aukerman, Maria Thayer, Cecil Baldwin, Mara Wilson, Scott Adsit, Terry Kinney, Jackson Publick

Last-minute guest for the song:

Molly Quinn


Andy Paley and Jonathan Dinerstein

The Thrilling Adventure Hour can be found at It is written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker.

Video: Simcha Gralla