Wayne’s Global Director Debunks the Urban Legend About the Film’s Iconic Scene

It has been 30 years since one of the greatest Saturday Night Live The all-time sketches turned into something bigger with the release of Wayne’s World, but even three decades later, the comedy starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey continues to have a strong influence on popular culture. thanks to notable phrases such as “We’re not worthy!” and “Party on!” But there is another moment from this film that remains iconic as well as the center of an enduring urban legend. This scene, of course, is the one in which Wayne, Garth and their friends headbang to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody “while driving in the car, but now the film’s director Penelope Spheeris is debunking the rumor that it was a Guns N’ Roses song that some people wanted for this scene instead.

“There are urban legends that some people might have wanted a Guns N’ Roses song,” Spheeris said. PopCulture.com. “Well, that wasn’t me. I didn’t want a Guns N’ Roses song instead of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen’s song – because Guns N’ Roses just refused to be in a movie I did just before Wayne’s World. So I was mad at them. I’m done with that now.

She went on to explain that “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the song that was the script for the movie from the start and there’s something else she thinks about when she thinks about that scene.

“The thing is, when I got the original version of the script, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was written in that version, so that was the song from the start,” Spheeris explained. “People like to say, ‘Oh, what song did you argue about.’ We didn’t. That was the song. What I find weird is that Wayne and Garth think of themselves as headbangers.

“Queen is not heavy metal,” Spheeris added. “This is another thing.”

Even without the song being heavy metal, Wayne and Garth head-banging the song remains an iconic movie moment and the movie and its characters remain popular and relevant, so much so that during the year’s Super Bowl Last, Myers and Carvey reprized the characters in an Uber Eats ad, and Myers once even said he’d be up for a third Wayne’s World movie, too.

“It would be an interesting examination of Wayne at 50,” Myers said in 2017. “I don’t know what it would be like, but the idea makes me laugh and Dana and I had a blast at the [SNL] 40th birthday, so I don’t know.”

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