The Arrogant Worms are a Canadian musical comedy trio. I think that's really all that needs to be said for them, other than this - if you ever get the chance to see them live take it. I guarantee you will laugh until you can't breathe.
There was already one Arrogant Worms song posted to this theme, I've got my fingers crossed for many more, as my own collection is depressingly lacking.
The songs - Canada's Really Big
- The Worm's version of a national anthem, extolling our country's indisputable virtue. It's big. Really big. Bigger than almost all other countries, even a continent or two. As they say, "The economy is lousy, we've barely got an army, but we can still stand proudly, 'cause Canada's really big!'
A must for any patriotic Canadian.Forgive Us, We're Canadian
is another patriotic ballad. In response to a critic who said that their show had 'too much Canadian content'. Probably will only be funny if you are in fact Canadian. The Last Saskatchewan Pirate
is about a farmer who goes bankrupt and has his land taken, and so turns pirate instead of resorting to welfare. Sung in an upbeat 'yo ho' style so you notice the hilarity, less notice the social commentary.A night In Dildo
will be the last Canada-centric song in this list, this one Newfoundland-oriented, more specifically absurd place names that exist there. And yes, Dildo does exist. I've seen the sign. Friends had a Christmas card family portrait taken under it. Jesus' Brother Bob
- "I guess you haven't heard of me, I wouldn't be surprised. I bet you know my relatives, their names will never die. My mother is a saint and my brother is a god. But all I am is Jesus' Brother Bob".
My personal favourite moment is when Bob celebrates that 'finally people will get to know me for me.' since his brother is dead on the cross, followed by a greeting - 'Hi Bob' 'Hey Judas'.
Irreverent and really really funny.Carrot Juice Is Murder
- Apparently this is a parody of an animal rights song I've never heard. A quest to free vegetables from our oppresive regime. By any means necessary, up to and including murder for the sake of saving one more cauliflower. A stirring cry to justice for a repressed minority!Let There Be Guns
is an eminently logical argument for the right to bear arms.
I swear. Really. How can you fault the logic of 'nobody'd ever get shot, cuz everybody'd have a gun!'? Flawless.
Until someone decides they need a rifle......I Am Cow
- A choral tribute to the virtues of the cow. An excellent example of totally absurd music with pretty three part harmonies. Has to be heard to be believed.