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.
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.