"John the Fisherman" is a song by alternative rock band PRIMUS. The song was mentioned in the Season Eleven episode, "Guitar Queer-O".


Manager Charles Kincade introduces Thad Jarvis as Kyle Broflovski's replacement for Stan Marsh's Guitar Hero team. Charles claims Thad can play the song "acoustically" on his video game controller. When Thad taps the buttons, the crowd at the cafe reacts as if they were actually hearing the song.

As Stan and Thad play the song in front of an audience of children, Kyle arrives only to find out he has been replaced. He leaves disappointed that Stan chose being famous and earning points over their friendship.

Guitar Hero Appearances

  • Guitar Hero II (2006)
  • Guitar Hero Mobile (August 2008 monthly download)