Happy 30th birthday to Wayne’s World, which was released on this day in 1992. In celebration, we’re dusting off a few oldie but goodie articles; you can check them all out here. Party on!
Wayne’s World is one of the most quotable films of all time. For every “Schwing!”, there are at least half a dozen “We’re not worthy!”s right behind it, and if you’re a true fan, you can probably recite Alice Cooper’s entire Mill-e-wah-que monologue from memory.
Unbeknownst to many of us, a handful of the film’s quotes have become a part of our own everyday life — colloquialisms, if you will. They’re kinda like a new pair of underwear: At first, they’re constrictive, but after a while they become a part of you.
With Mike Myers and Dana Carvey‘s iconic blockbuster turning 25 this year, we put together a real Wayne’s Top 10 of would-be colloquialisms from Wayne’s World. Some may leave you laughing, while some may leave you saying, “I was not aware of that.”
So, grab a sugar puck from Glenn and enjoy.
“I’m having a good time … not.”
“It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.”
“Oh God. I made eye contact.”
“If you’re gonna spew, spew into this.”
“Exsqueeze me? Baking powder?”
“Car! [beat] Game on!”
“Excellent. (Or: Zang!)”
“Are you mental?”
“Live in the now!”