Top 20 Werner Herzog Internet Moments


By Alyssa Schmidt

In honour of Werner Herzog’s new film Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World and the current Herzog retrospective at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, we’ve curated the best moments of Werner Herzog on the Internet.

The Real Herzog, 10 Best Clips

Rick and Morty
“I’ve dwelt among the humans. Their entire culture is built around their penises.”

A Penguin’s Existential Crisis
From Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
“He’s heading off into the interior of the vast continent. With 5,000km ahead of him, he’s heading towards certain death.”

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)
Directed by Les Blank
“That’s a way to do it – if you want to do a film steal a camera.”


Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe by bakiniz

The Need for Silence Once in Awhile
“My social networks are very primitive, my kitchen table.”

Go the Fuck to Sleep (NSFW)
A meme in its own right, Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach is a book that many celebrities have been called upon to perform a dramatic reading. Herzog outperforms them all.

Herzog Being Mistaken for a Vegetarian
“There’s too much vitamins in it.”

Burden of Dreams (1982)
“The birds are in misery, I don’t think they sing they just screech in pain.”

The Best of Herzog (Interview Compilation)
“I see myself as the only one, literally the only one, who is clinically sane.”

Herzog’s Most Insane Direction Decisions
“He is driven, perhaps by madness…”

Werner Herzog on Internet Trolls
“I take them as my unpaid bodyguards, let them do battle out there.”

Herzog Impersonators, 10 Best Spoofs!

Where’s Waldo: Waldo Searches of the Self
(Herzog Spoof!)

Cooking With Werner and Special Guest Jim Jarmusch

Masterclass Parody

Herzog’s Contribution to the Cat Video Craze!
“The profound miseries of religion and death, and life itself.”

The Night Before Christmas
“Existential thirst is the engine that drives the holiday machine.”

Squirrely Man
“Tommy Walksgood gave his life to the squirrels… Then they took his”

Yelp Hotel Review

Werner Herzog on Chickens (Parody)

Werner Herzog’s Home Movies
Written and directed by Jason Lord

Herzog Reads Curious George
“Still, he was a good little monkey…”

What’s your favourite Herzog moment on the web?