Director: Penelope Spheeris
Writer: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, and Terry Turner
Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn-Boyle, Ed O'Neill
Quotable: "I'll have the cream of some young guy."
Fun Fact: Wayne's World remains the highest-grossing Saturday Night Live spinoff movie, with a box office cume of $122 million domestically.
As history has shown, movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches typically suck, proving that what's funny for three minutes on TV doesn't always translate into a 90-minute feature. We can count on one hand all of the genuinely funny ones; the middle finger on our other hand is reserved for It's Pat.
Lorne Michaels' employees should rewatch Wayne's World before greenlighting another SNL film. A pop-culture phenomenon back in 1992, Wayne and Garth's big adventure was ambitious ("Bohemian Rhapsody" interlude, Scooby Doo endings) and consistently irreverent. Myers and his fellow writers knew exactly how to make the SNL-to-movie formula work: Keep the laughs coming while giving the characters interesting backstories and showing Tia Carrere in skimpy outfits. There's only one word for that: schwing!