Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, together again? And “Wayne’s World” at the Oscars?! NO WAY. WAY!
Let’s be real, when these “Saturday Night Live” veterans screamed onto the Oscars stage Sunday night proclaiming to the members of Queen that they’re not worthy, most of us likely thought we’re the ones who aren’t worthy. Being graced by this duo of comedic royalty was a brief treat, made better by the fact they were introducing a short tribute to Best Picture nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody,” since the Queen song was a vital part of the first “Wayne’s World” movie.
“I think I’m gonna hurl,” said Carvey, a la Garth, in true “Wayne’s World” fashion.
“Don’t hurl because if you honk, I’ll spew,” replied Canada’s own Wayne — we mean, Myers.
“And if you spew, I’ll blow chunks,” said Carvey, transporting us back to SNL circa the 1990s, well before Alec Baldwin’s embodiment of U.S. President Donald Trump was a mainstay.
Just a couple of slacker buddies who have gone from their local-access cable show to the Oscars. Actually. Schwing!
The funnymen noted that the song, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” played a large part in the success of “Wayne’s World.”
“We’re humbled to be associated with that brilliant song,” said Myers, before a montage of the film played while the camera panned to Queen’s surviving band members clapping in the audience.
Myers also plays a character in the biopic of Queen, named Ray Foster, an executive at EMI, the band’s record label.
During a scene where the band is trying to convince Foster to let them release “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the lead single off their latest album, “A Night at the Opera,” he keeps pushing back. He hates the idea because the song is six minutes long, operatic, and isn’t the type of thing that will make teenagers headbang in their car.
In the opening scene of “Wayne’s World,” Wayne Campbell, Garth Algar, and three of their friends (one of whom looks actually about to spew) drive around town blasting “Bohemian Rhapsody.” They sing each “Galileo” and thrash their way through the song’s hardest rocking moments.
That song catapulted Queen to even greater heights, and its namesake film garnered several Oscar nominations, with star Rami Malek (who plays Freddie Mercury) winning for Best Actor. The movie also took home the Best Sound Editing Oscar.
In a prescient move, Sunday night’s ceremonies kicked off with the remaining members of Queen playing a medley of their classics, beginning with “We Will Rock You,” with Adam Lambert subbing in for Mercury.