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Wayne’s World

1 9 8 8 – 1 9 9 4 (USA)
8 x 10 minute episodes

The excellent! adventures of two heavy metal-loving teens, smart-arse Wayne (British comedian Mike Myers who would go on to fame and fortune in the Austin Powers movies) and gimpy Garth, as they present a cable TV programme from a mid-American basement.

The cable show included guest star interviews, pubescent fantasies (like an in-bed with a fetishistically dressed Madonna – schwing!) and omnipresent air-guitar playing.

Mirth quotient? Maximum. For nerds.

Originally screened as vignettes on Saturday Night Live, NBC’s Wayne’s World spun off a $100 million-grossing movie in 1992, while its idiosyncratic language briefly entered the Zeitgeist.

Echoes of Wayne’s World were to be found later in Beavis and Butt-Head and the British DIY TV series, The Adam and Joe Show, presented from a Brixton bedsit.

Wayne Campbell
Mike Myers
Garth Angar
Dana Carvey