‘Wayne’s World’ Reunion
21 years later…
Words can’t describe how happy I am about this!!!
Party on Wayne!
Then & Now: On the top left are Mike Myers and Dana Carvey at the 1992 premiere of the movie “Wayne’s World”. On the top right are Mike and Dana reuniting more than 20 years later. On the bottom is Lorne Michaels along with the rest of the cast of Wayne’s World.
I always had heard there was friction on the set of Wayne’s World 2 but I could never find anything on it. Now I see that it was pretty much true as there are a lot of other articles out that bring up the same thing about feuding going on during the filming of the movie. But I had figured that Dana and Mike had ended their feud a long time ago. I think back in 2008(?) they did a Wayne’s World sketch at the MTV Movie Awards, and then of course when Dana hosted SNL back in 2010 the cold opening was a Wayne’s World sketch. But you know, I would gladly love to see a Wayne’s World 3
From the 1992 Glenn Close SNL episode. The men of Saturday Night Live perform “Little Drummer Boy” in a special way
This is from way back in 1993 when Luke Perry hosted SNL and Mick Jagger was the musical guest. This is Mick Jagger as Keith Richards and Mike Myers as Mick Jagger did a Point/Counterpoint segment on Weekend Update.
I forgot to mention this but yesterday was 20 years ago that Barbra Streisand made a surprise appearance during a “Coffee Talk” sketch. It was already surprising enough that Madonna was there but this moment was a real genuine one. Mike Myers, Madonna and Roseanne were not told about the surprise appearance so thereactions were all real
Congrats to Mike and his wife! :)
I’ve been hearing for awhile now that he would make AP 4 and now it seems pretty much official. I liked the first two films but didn’t care much for the 3rd
I think Mike was destined to become a cast member on Saturday Night Live since he was a little kid. When he was ten years old, he got to be in a commercial with Gilda Radner playing as his mom. His older brother teased him, calling Gilda his “girlfriend” (This was considered a tease? That’s more like a dream come true!). It was at this point that Mike discovered that she was a cast member on SNL and from that point Mike knew that he had to be on that show, and who knows, maybe he would’ve gotten the chance to meet up with Gilda again someday. Unfortunately he never got that chance as the season he finally made the show, Gilda lost her battle with cancer. Still, he accomplished something that was something of a childhood dream, to make the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Mike had a wide range of these weird characters, for some reason, a lot of them had accents. One of my favorites was Dieter from the very awkward but hilarious “Sprockets” sketch. Well, except for his most famous and classic character, “Wayne Campbell” from the Wayne’s World sketch. This sketch debuted as the last sketch of the night from the Leslie Neilson episode. Can you believe that? A sketch that aired as the last sketch of the night (usually that time is filled with something that is the least funniest) went on not only become a famous/classic SNL sketch, but it also gave us two really good films.
Mike will always be my favorite SNL person, mainly because he still is entertaining to this day. I normally like to keep this “SNL favorite people” posts to just the work they do on SNL only, but I have to just mention this. That Austin Powers character could’ve easily been a classic SNL sketch. Everything about it has that “SNL feel” to it. Also, Dr. Evil’s voice is made to sound exactly like Lorne Michaels. Even the poorly received “Love Guru” movie looked like that could’ve been a SNL character too. Mike set out and accomplished a dream most comedians strive for, and that’s to be a cast member on SNL, something that was sparked by being next to the great Gilda Radner. It just goes to show you how much influence a cast member of SNL can have on us all.
Favorite Sketch/Moment: I didn’t mention most of his characters, but I will give a quick rundown here because I love so much of his work from Lothar, Phillip that really hyper kid with head gear, and of course Linda Richman from the Coffee Talk sketch. I loved the fact that Barbara Streisand actually appeared in a sketch(this sketch also had Madonna in it too). But my favorite moment had to be that Wayne’s World sketch with Madonna in it. It was a perfect parody of that whole Truth or Dare thing.
Congrats to Mike Myers and his wife!! :) So that makes it the 3rd SNL alum that will be having an addition to their family LOL
Well congrats to Mike, even though we’re all just finding out about this now like 5 months later lol