Some may have to admit that they've forgotten the phrase "That's what she said!" came from "Wayne's World", along with other, myriad catchphrases we still hear profusely on a daily basis. With that in mind, it might seem impossible to ever create a follow-up to the first two "Wayne's World" movies as comedic monuments. But what would happen if Mike Myers and Dana Carvey stopped reportedly being like comedic oil and water and put together an update of the now middle-aged characters?
Based on an updated 2011 sketch on "Saturday Night Live", the comedic chemistry between Myers and Carvey is still there and arguably funnier than ever. The fact that Wayne and Garth are also both 50-something and still doing a public access show as if still 21 has limitless plot possibilities. It potentially falls under the little-used satiric category of 1970s or '80s TV characters being oblivious to the fact that it's 2013.
Such a reversion to an old way of life seems to also fit Myers' "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" world where the British spy who loved women tries to fit into the modern day with a 1960s sensibility. Likewise, seeing someone still living with a late 1980s or early '90s state of mind would perhaps be equally or more foreign and mismatched with today. It's the potential of comedic manna, particularly when those familiar catchphrases perhaps overlap into the film's own real world.
That's where being creative comes in: Let's see a meta plot where a movie once made about Wayne and Garth has made all their quotes famous. Now that the two guys have been forgotten, they hear their catchphrases being used everywhere and try to take the quotes back as intellectual property. Of course, neither one even knows what intellectual means.
Or are they smarter than they appear? Even if Wayne and Garth still do a sophomoric local access show after hours, let's see what they do in real life for a bit of realism. If you can't imagine seeing Carvey's Garth working a high-end corporate job by day, the idea of both pals escaping back to a different era at night makes for a much more interesting comedic idea.
All of that can't be complete without their connections to those old rock legends. The fact that many of those rock titans were drolly shown to be deep intellectuals in the original "Wayne's World" gives credence to the above idea of two different worlds colliding. Naturally, that also has to involve wives, assuming Wayne and Garth are married at this point in their lives.
This isn't to say there can't be some of the fantasy flirting as we saw Chevy Chase do with Christie Brinkley in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" movies. All those classic comedic morsels utilized in the first two "Wayne's World" movies have to be thrown back in just to see how out of place they are now. Regardless, the ending could give Wayne and Garth's rhyme or reason for existing if the three alternate endings bit is used all over again.
The third and final happy ending would have to be Wayne and Garth once again getting their show into a national spotlight. This time, they become the first duo hosts of "The Tonight Show" in history, and with a massive cost savings to NBC.
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