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Wayne's World (1992)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Wayne's World (1992)

In director Penelope Spheeris' crazy comedy:

  • the original characters (spun-off and extended from a sketch on TV's Saturday Night Live): Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) - two metal-head friends with their own local public-access TV show (broadcast from their wood-paneled basement) in Aurora, Illinois ("a suburb of Chicago - excellent")
  • the scene of Wayne's introduction of himself, when he described how he didn't have a real career: "I have an extensive collection of name tags and hair-nets. Ok, I still live with my parents, which I admit is both bogus and sad. But at least I've got an amazing cable access show, and I still know how to party. But what I'd really love is to do Wayne's World for a living. It might happen. Sh-yeah, and monkeys might fly outta my butt."
  • Wayne's discussion with his rock-singer Chinese girlfriend Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere), bassist vocal singer for Crucial Taunt, who was upset about not getting a break: (Wayne: "If you guys got a break, you could really make it" Cassandra: "Yeah, and if a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass when he hops" Wayne: "Interesting. Where did you learn English?" Cassandra: "College. And the Police Academy movies"); he then impressed her with his command of Cantonese: "Campbell, it's amazing! You learned how to say I look pretty in Cantonese" - and they began speaking Chinese, with subtitles not matching their words
  • Wayne and Garth's amusing chat while lying on their backs on their car (at the beginning of an airport runway) - about Cassandra and Bugs Bunny's sex appeal: Wayne: "Cassandra. She's a fox. In French, she would be called 'la renarde' and she would be hunted with only her cunning to protect her...She's a robo-babe. In Latin, she would be called 'babia majora'" Garth: "If she were a president, she'd be Babraham Lincoln. Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played a girl bunny?...Neither did I. I was just asking"
  • the scene of their use of a chroma-key blue-screen, and their ability to immediately travel to other places with different backdrops: "OK, we've got a new feature on Wayne's World this week. It allows us to travel through time and space. It's called chroma-key, and it's really handy if you want to go to New York....Or maybe you prefer Hawaii. Mookalakaheeki. Come on, you wanna lei me. Pass the poi, Mahalo....Or say you want to go to Texas. Howdy, partners. Let's raise and rope broncos....Or imagine being able to be magically whisked away to - Delaware"; Garth also described what it was like to be in their new studio: "It's like a new pair of underwear, you know. At first, it's constrictive, but after a while, it becomes a part of you"
  • the music store scene of Garth's amazing riff on a drum set, performed after Cassandra and Wayne were enamored by an expensive guitar: "There it is...Excalibur. Wow, '64 Fender Stratocaster in classic white, with triple single coil pickups and a whammy bar. Pre-CBS Fender corporate buy-out. I'd raise the bridge, file down the nut, and take the buzz out of the low E" - and then Wayne's impulsive offer: "I'm feeling saucy. I think I'm gonna buy it - do you accept cash? Cha-ching"
  • Wayne's vow to sleazy network executive Benjamin Oliver (Rob Lowe): "Contract or no, I will not bow to any sponsor" - while holding up a slice of Pizza Hut pizza, and then with a bag of Doritos Tortilla Chips: "Maybe I'm wrong on this one, but for me, the beast doesn't include selling out. Garth, you know what I'm talking about, right?"; when Garth added (while wearing Reebok clothing): "It's like people only do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad"
  • Wayne's scene with Cassandra, when he asked about her responses to various phases of his future fame: "Tell me, when that first show is over, will you still love me when I'm an incredibly humongoid giant star?...Will you still love me when I'm in my hanging-out-with-Ravi-Shankar phase?...Will you still love me when I'm in my carbohydrates-sequined-jumpsuit, young-girls-in-white-cotton-panties, waking-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit, bloated-purple-dead-on-a-toilet phase?" - when she responded positively, he replied: "OK. Party. Bonus"
  • the scene of rocker Alice Cooper's history lesson in his dressing room after a show in Milwaukee: "Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans...Actually, it's pronounced mee-lee-wah-kay, which is Algonquin for 'the good land'...I think one of the most interesting aspects of Milwaukee is the fact that it's the only major American city to have ever elected three socialist mayors" - Wayne responded: "Does this guy know how to party or what?" - when asked to stick around and party, the two bowed down and praised him: "We're not worthy!"
  • the scene of Wayne's use of insulting cue cards (notes written on the back of his question cards, such as "SPHINCTER BOY -->" and "HE BLOWS GOATS. I HAVE PROOF" and "THIS MAN HAS NO PENIS") during a TV show interview to embarrass their sponsor Mr. Vanderhoff (Brian Doyle-Murray)
  • noted mostly for their dialogue, sight gags, and catchphrases: "Excellent!", "Party On!", "She's magically babelicious", "Schwing!", "If you're gonna spew, spew into this", "Hurl", and "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?", among others
  • also, the famous sing-a-long performance by Wayne, Garth and friends of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in their Mirth-mobile: ("Thunderbolts and Lightning, Very Very Frightening")


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