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Nerf Herder is a punk rock band formed in 1994. They describe themselves as a “nerd rock” band although their website also describes them as “Nerdcore,” which is obvious from even the band’s name, stemming from a famous line in Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, ‘Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!.’ The band first got national airplay in the US for their song “Van Halen”, a parody tribute to the band of the same name.

Perhaps their best-known piece is the theme tune for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The song “Chewbacca (What a Wookie)” has often been incorrectly credited to Nerf Herder (it was actually performed by Supernova on the Clerks. soundtrack).

Some of their songs that get significant college radio airplay include: “Sorry”, “Pantera Fans In Love”, “Pervert”, “Courtney”, and “5000 Ways To Die”.


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  • OneDrunkWalking

    Stand by your Manatee. [3] Weezer should continue wishing they were Nerf Herder. Fuck lobsters, btw.

    9 Jun 4:53am Reply
  • October1969

    Yeah, Joss is the man. Hope he eventually continues his Firefly series.

    4 May 6:46pm Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    I will be ever gratefull to Joss to show me this band!

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • twotonambush

    Stand by your manatee. [2]

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Aesthethica

    holy shit these guys have this many plays? damn. I thought they were long forgotton. but ehhh Van Halen is a rad nostalgia song, the rest of debut s/t is kinda lame. w/e tho i got the CD for like $1? haha a quirky band i guess. kewl

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • IamFlood

    They do sound like Weezer, if Weezer stopped taking themselves so seriously. Which is basically Weezer now. Except these guys don't suck.

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Kiz88

    Stand by your manatee.

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • MattAurand

    Weezer should be a similar artist.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • crsini520

    You called me on the phone, you said you wanted to talk. But how could you have known what I was doing with my... sock?

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ihateRBF

    put your hands on

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PLUG313

    they did so good on the Buffy theme <3 still a classic.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    almost at 1 mil. must participate.

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Jimmyfx31

    Sorry <3

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • 4dimensional


    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    No one is saying it's their best. It's top played because it's on a soundtrack that gets more attention than this band.

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • spunge666

    The Buffy theme is not even remotely their best song. [2]

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Roxtah

    Making out in the middle of the pit, how come slayer doesn't sing about this? [2]

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • DJGabster

    the backpack song <3

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • AlexWXH

    i Really like this guys!

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • OneDrunkWalking

    singing in harmony = trying too hard, nowadays???

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
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