Wayne and Garth from the cult-classic 1992 film Wayne’s World had a mini reunion on last night’s Oscar stage. Actors Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the stars of the beloved film that sparked catch-phrases that would become engrained in American pop culture (NOT!), made a surprise appearance at the 91st annual Academy Awards in order to introduce the Best Picture nominated film, Bohemian Rhapsody. 

The introduction was particularly fitting given Wayne’s World’s history with the song the Freddie Mercury biopic is named for. The film, which reached the top of the box office when it was released, begins with an iconic scene that features Myers, Carvey and others singing along to the Queen hit single in the car. At the time of its release, the film brought “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was released 17 years earlier and to a number nine spot on the chart, up to number two on the Billboard singles chart of 1992. Queen’s lead singer Mercury had died of AIDS only a few months before the film’s release, but had reportedly approved Wayne’s World’s use of the song prior to his death.


So it was only fitting that two of the men who helped continue Mercury’s legacy were the ones to introduce the award-winning biopic that focuses on his life as a musician. Myers had even been involved in the making of Bohemian Rhapsody, and the film featured him as a record producer who  rejected Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” because “no one is going to be head-banging in the car to Bohemian Rhapsody,” a self-referential nod if there ever was one.

When they came on stage, Myers and Carvey began by referencing some famous quotes from the film, shouting “we’re not worthy” and “I think I’m gonna hurl.” They then turned serious, reflecting on the honor they feel to be remotely associated with Mercury and his masterful six-minute song.

By the end of the night, Bohemian Rhapsody had racked up four awards, including a Best Actor win for Rami Malek‘s Mercury and prizes for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

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