The Arrogant Worms are a three man comedy folk band from [[strike:Alberta, Canada]] Kingston, Ontario. They gained massive popularity on the internet in the early 2000s, with their catchy tunes and hilarious jabs at Canadian culture. They got so popular that another Canadian comedy group, Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, has had the misfortune of their entire catalogue being attributed to the Worms.
* 1992 The Arrogant Worms
* 1994 Russell's Shorts
* 1995 C'est Cheese
* 1997 Live Bait (live album)
* 1997 Christmas Turkey
* 1999 Dirt!
* 2001 Idiot Road
* 2002 Gift Wrapped (compilation album)
* 2003 Semi-Conducted (live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)
* 2004 Toast! (live album)
* 2006 Beige
* 2008 Torpid (live album)
While their songs about Canada, such as "Canada's Really Big" or "We Are The Beaver," are among their most popular, they've also had hits with songs about other subjects, such as vegetable rights activitism ("Carrot Juice is Murder"), sports ("Me Like Hockey"), various animals ("I Am Cow," "Billy The Theme Park Shark"), and little-known relatives of famous Biblical people ("Jesus' Brother Bob"), to name a few. Their music consists of style parodies of nearly every music genre one can think of, from folk to Eighties pop to country to Celtic, and even children's music ("Rippy The Gator"). Arrogant Worms concerts are always somewhere between jam session and stand up comedy.
''MagicTheGathering'' did a ShoutOut to them in the form of the card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=12623 Arrogant Wurm]].
!!'''The Arrogant Worms contains examples of:'''
* TheAllegedCar: "Car Full Of Pain" is about one of these, and the titular Plymouth Horizon of "Horizon" seemed to be well on its way before a violent death.
* AndThatsTerrible: From "Carrot Juice Is Murder":
-->'''Lead''': Carrot juice constitutes murder
-->'''Background''': ''And that's a real crime''
* AntiChristmasSong: Their Christmas album, ''Christmas Turkey'' is full of them.
* AntiLoveSong: "New Car Smell" qualifies.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In "I Ran Away", the insults thrown at the protagonist's girlfriend include "She's a fat ugly tramp", "She smells like peanut butter", "She's a loser", "She's pedantic", and "She's a mediocre Soccer player".
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Their "Gaelic Song" is a perfect example.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Rippy the Gator" and "Rocks and Trees" are straight examples. "Jesus Brother Bob" has a couple of lines that tends to be spoken by the audience. "Mounted Animal Nature Trail" is a bizarre example, as the animals in the song are dead and shouldn't make noise, but the crowd will make the noises anyway just so the Worms will make fun of them for doing so.
* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of Dan."
* BoyBand: Their song of the same title.
* CanadaEh: Stereotypes about Canada are parodied in a number of songs.
* ChainsawGood: "Malcolm solves his problems with a chainsaw."
* ChristmasSongs: A whole album.
* CoolCar: Winnebago. It has a pool for a humpback whale on the roof. Next to a tennis court. And helipad. Among other things.
* DirtyCoward: The protagonist of "I Ran Away."
* DisproportionateRetribution: ''Carrot Juice is Murder'' mentions assaulting a man for eating celery and murdering five farmers.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Pretty much everyone in the song "Idiot Road."
* Everythings Better With Bob: "Jesus' Brother Bob," "A Dog Named Bob."
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: "I Am Cow."
* FoodSongsAreFunny: "Carrot Juice is Murder."
* HurricaneOfPuns: ''Jerry Came Home Headless'' is this.
* IncrediblyLongNote: Trevor Strong at the end of "Dangerous."
* InherentlyFunnyWords: "A Night in Dildo". Seriously, with Newfoundland place names like that, how could they resist?
* IntercourseWithYou: "Log In To You" is this done in computer geek jargon.
* KillItWithWater: "Pressure Washer."
--> I got a Pressure Washer, I like it a lot, [[MundaneMadeAwesome Cause it makes cleaning Destructive!]]
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: After going through several animals in the "Mounted Animal Nature Trail" chorus, each of them making no noise (because they are dead and stuffed), they reach the crow. The crow actually makes a noise, prompting Mike to go "I guess it was alive!"
* LongRunnerLineUp: The Worms have been a group since 1991, and Trevor Strong, Mike [=McCormick=] and Chris Patterson have all been there since 1995 (Patterson joined that year, and John Whytock left). This is not counting backup musicians, of which there have been several in the years between 1995 and 2010.
* LookBehindYou: The narrator of "I Ran Away" outwits the devil himself by saying, "Look over there!" and fleeing.
-->I'm hopin' that the devil smokes two packs a day, 'cause my day of reckoning is here and I ran away!
* LosingYourHead: ''Jerry Came Home Headless''. Jerry got decapitated while bumbling around town one day and didn't notice until he came home and tried to fix his hair.
* MisterMuffykins: The Chihuahua in "Gonna Kill The Dog Next Door" ''literally'' drives the narrator AxCrazy.
* NonAppearingTitle: "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" and "Tokyo Love Song" are two examples.
* OdeToIntoxication: "Drink With Me' from the ''Idiot Road'' album, "Bottle of Booze" from ''Toast''
* ProtestSong: Parodied with "Carrot Juice is Murder."
* SelfDemonstratingSong: The aforementioned "Song Inside My Head."
* SelfDeprecation: Often in their live acts, but the song "Steel-Drivin' Man" is notable because even in the album version the title character - a lazy, alcoholic railroad worker who never actually works and only keeps his job because he works for his father - has is named "Mike [=McCormick=]," and performed by singer...Mike [=McCormick=].
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their first album.
* SquashedFlat: 'Tokyo Love Song'
--> Her death was unintentional, but now she's two-dimensional. My angel is truly in Heaven.
* TakeThat: On their live DVD, ''Semi-Conducted'', a performance of "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" with full symphony back-up concludes with Mike saying, "Let's see Captain Tractor cover that!"...Referring to the cover version that is now [[CoveredUp more well-known than the original]].
* TitleConfusion: Some people think that "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" is called "Pirates of the Saskatchewan." Despite the [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean obvious pun]], this is not the case.