From legendary cameos like Bob Barker in Happy Gilmore, to the inexplicable ones like Method Man in Garden State, or your father showing up at your 21st birthday party, there’s nothing like a surprise guest appearance. Sometimes stars use them to make the public forget something totally insane they just did (cue the Tom Cruise couch dance) and sometimes the studios use them to remind you of someone in the works for a comeback. Half the time when Tarantino thinks he’s giving someone a cameo, no one’s a big enough film nerd to notice the actor he’s snuck in first three times they see the movie. These are the most epic cameos of 2014, in all their splendor and glorious variety.