Wayne’s World is 25

Wayne’s World turns 25 on February 14th.

Wow, I feel old.

Based off the Saturday Night Live skit of the same name, star and co-writer Mike Myers was able to turn a three-minute sketch into one of the funniest movies from the early 1990’s.

I think one of the qualities that makes this movie so appealing is that Wayne and Garth are so ordinary. They’re just two guys filming a TV show in a suburban basement. That’s it. It’s so simple, but it works. While some of the references are a bit dated, these characters are not. Anyone could do the same thing today with a video camera and a youtube account. If I could put a finger on what makes this movie funny, I would. I can’t explain it, but it is hilarious, absolutely brilliant and the screenplay has some of the funniest lines I’ve ever heard.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I think that the scene where they are singing Bohemian Rhapsody is in the car just so perfect.

If you have not seen this movie, I recommend that you see it immediately. I promise that you will laugh. It’s just that good.

Happy Friday and to all my readers, have a good weekend.


Flashback Friday-Grosse Pointe (2000-2001)

A satire, when done right is a wonderful thing. The perfect satire contains both comedy and a kernel of truth.

The short-lived series, Grosse Pointe (2000-2001), is a satirical behind the scenes comedy about the young cast of a 90210-esque series. Starring Irene Malloy, Lindsay Sloane and Bonnie Sommerville, the show poked fun at high school evening melodramas and the personalities who populate the behind the scenes world of this genre.

I can see why the show lasted as long as it did. While it tried to lovingly mock 90210 and other shows of that ilk, something was not quite right.

Do I recommend it? No.

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