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April 15 2011

SFX's Insulting Sci Fi list. A listing of the best insults in sci fi and fantasy entertainment includes some of Buffy and Spike's best barbs.

"And you have stupid hair" tops everything. :)
Always liked Mal's "And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community..."

'Red Dwarf' has loads but for some reason this exchange has stuck for years (roughly):

Lister: Drop dead Rimmer.
Rimmer (smugly): Already did.
Lister: Encore.

Not particularly hilarious really, I just liked the delivery.
My personal favorite Red Dwarf putdown exchange...

"Brains in the anal region; chin absent, presumed... missing; genitalia: small and inoffensive"
The "out for a walk bitch" bit with Spike is classic. I had that video linked on my Facebook at one time. My fellow Buffy fans on there loved it

I miss Buffy hating Spike. Gave him some his best moments. Too bad she tamed him
Classic Spike and Python.
Help, please. "Nerfherder" seems to have originated with Star Wars but I noticed a Nerf Herder credit on Buffy, and now I find no less than four on IMDb, with one listed as working on Buffy. Is this somewhat like actors' "George Spelvin" (used for double-casting) or (more closely?) that name directors use - - I'll think of it later - - when they don't want their own names on work?
Arkham, it's the delivery that seals it.

Buffy: "Five words or less."

Spike: "Out for a walk...(counting off with fingers, realizes he has a word left)...bitch."

That scene still cracks me up!
Is this somewhat like actors' "George Spelvin" (used for double-casting) or (more closely?) that name directors use - - I'll think of it later - - when they don't want their own names on work?

AFAIK the term "Nerf Herder" originated with 'Star Wars'. The Buffy theme tune was played by a band called Nerf Herder, hence the credit (who presumably named themselves after the Star Wars term, probably thinking "If it's good enough for Han Solo..." ;).

(and "Alan Smithee" is the false director credit BTW)
Saje,

I also liked Mal's "And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community..."

However, it was previously done even better in A Fish Called Wanda: "To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!" The stupidity of Kevin Kline's character was a running joke throughout the entire movie, thus giving the insult even greater resonance.
Yep, Nerf Herder is the band that played the Buffy theme, as well as a few other songs used on the show. Their name was, indeed, taken from Princess Leia's insult.
The names you found on imdb are Nerf Herder band members: Steve Sherlock--drums, Parry Gripp--vocals/guitar and Charlie Dennis--well, not really a band member, but he has written stuff for them.

And how about Willow's classic comeback, "Yeah, well, so's your face!"

eta: After excavating some cd liner notes, it appears that Charlie Dennis was Nerf Herder's original bass player. My bad.

[ edited by fictionfiend on 2011-04-17 22:24 ]
Thanks, all, for the Nerf Herder help.
I remembered the Smithee name and stopped by to add it in, but here you all are with both nitty and gritty.

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