Kraftwerk's Ralf Hutter told Uncut about this tale of shop window mannequins who come to life and go clubbing. "The lyrics in 'Showroom Dummies' are our day to day reality, going to club," he said. "In Germany, the clubs are opened very late, we don't have that curfew like in England, the last drink at 9.30 something, Ha!"
A French version of the song titled "Les Mannequins," was also recorded. This led Kraftwerk to later record several their other tracks in French.