So Wayne’s World celebrates its 25th anniversary this year:
The movie, adapted from the Saturday Night Live sketches with Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers), the enthusiastic host of a public access cable show from his parents’ couch, and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), his socially inept and genius sidekick, went on to surpass $100 million at the box office and develop a cult following.
To celebrate the anniversary, more than 400 theaters are showing the movie Tuesday and Wednesday (tickets: WaynesWorld25.com). The screenings include an introduction by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers, a new interview with Myers and Carvey, and a taped fan Q&A featuring director Penelope Spheeris and other actors from the movie.
Now that’s out of the way, here are some other cool things you may remember from that year:
Bill Clinton on Arsenio Hall
Many credit this appearance with helping him to win the election that year. The man knew how to play his sax:
One of the underrated sci fi action flicks that came out in the early 90’s:
He was a fast talker who might have relied too much on pie charts, but he made the race entertaining:
Dan Quayle versus Murphy Brown
The biggest political battle of the year might not have been between Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, but between his Vice President and a fictional TV character, who handled him as only she could:
Billy Ray Cyrus, “My Achy Breaky Heart”
It might have been goofy, and it wasn’t even actually country when you came right down to it, but it did give Fox Mulder something to dance to:
Those Sega commercials. Sega!