Hi everyone, Bryan here….
One of my favorite pastimes is singing out loud while driving or riding in the car with someone. I imagine most of us at one point or another have belted out our favorite tunes by ourselves or with our friends in the car, no matter how short a trip. There’s just something fun about singing along with our favorite musicians at the top of our lungs. Perhaps the best scene dedicated to singing in the car with your friends was conceived by Penelope Spheeris who gave us the iconic and amazing documentaries The Decline of Western Civilization that took an in depth and personal look at the punk rock scene. If you haven’t seen these films, I highly suggest you do immediately.
After the success of two of those documentaries, the year 1992 came and Spheeris gave us Wayne’s World with Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), who were a popular character duo on SNL for many years. There are so many great scenes in this movie, but perhaps my favorite scene out of the movie is one of the opening scenes where we have Wayne, Garth, their two crew members from their public access TV show, and their drunk friend Phil, pile into the Mirth-Mobile and sing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. I think to this day, we all imitate Wayne and Garth’s rendition of this amazing scene in cinema history.
Not only is it a fun scene, but it gives us a quick glimpse of each character and their quirks, a love letter to Chicago by showing must-go places, and setting the story up for that famous white electric guitar that will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. The way Spheeris frames the scene that goes along with the musical beats is fantastic and on cue each time. From the head-banging (which actually hurt the actors) to Garth not knowing the lyrics are just a couple of things that make this scene one of my favorites. So, if you’re gonna spew, spew into this.