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''Wayne's World'' is a 1992 comedy film, starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based cable access television show Wayne's World. The film was adapted from a sketch of the same name on NBC's ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.

The film grossed $121.6 million in its theatrical run, placing it as the tenth highest-grossing film of 1992 and the highest-grossing film ever based on a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit. It was directed by Penelope Spheeris, with Myers co-writing the script.

The film also featured Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Patrick ([[AdamWesting spoofing his role in]] ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay)'', Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Music/MeatLoaf and Music/AliceCooper.

[[BuddyPicture The movie follows the adventures of Wayne and Garth]], the co-hosts of a cable access show, in their quest for fame and fortune, battling a crooked network executive who [[ExecutiveMeddling tries to undermine both their control over their show]] and Wayne's attempts to woo Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere), a rock singer and bassist who also seeks to make her fortune in show business.

''Wayne's World'' was followed by ''Wayne's World 2'' (1993), which featured Creator/ChristopherWalken as record producer Bobby Cahn. In the film, Wayne feels the need to do something with his life, but he doesn't know what until the ghost of [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] visits him in a dream and tells Wayne that his destiny is to put on an epic rock concert in Aurora. To put on the concert Wayne enlists the help of Garth as well as the world's greatest roadie, Del Preston. Meanwhile, Garth becomes involved with blonde bombshell Honey Hornee ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY it's pronounced "hor-NAY"]]) while Bobby Cahn plots to break up Wayne and Cassandra so that he can take her with him to Los Angeles.

''Wayne's World'' received mostly positive reviews upon release. It was commercially successful (just like every ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''-based film up through ''Ladies' Man''), earning $122 million at the box office when it only cost $14 million to make. The second film was a modest box office hit. It earned about 48 million dollars in the United States market, where it was the 28th most successful film of its year. In 2000, readers of ''Total Film'' magazine voted ''Wayne's World'' the 41st greatest comedy film of all time.
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* AdaptationExpansion
* AnAesop: Mocked in the Mega-Happy Ending.
-->'''Noah:''' You know, ever since I did your show, kids are looking at me in a whole new way.
-->'''Terry:''' I love you, Man.
-->'''Russell:''' And I love you, because I've learned that platonic love ''can'' exist between two grown men.
-->'''Benjamin:''' And I've learned something, too. I've learned that a flawless profile, a perfect body, the right clothes, and a great car can get you far in America - almost to the top - but it can't get you everything.
-->'''Wayne:''' Isn't it great that we're all better people? ''[[spoiler:(beat, with Garth)]]'' [[spoiler:FISHED IN!]]
** Mocked again in the sequel.
-->'''Wayne:''' Jim, why was I supposed to put on this concert?
-->'''Jim Morrison:''' Because you had to learn that it doesn't matter what you do, Cassandra loves you for who you are. And that being an adult means facing responsibility yet still taking the time to have fun.
-->'''Wayne:''' Right, it's like coming home on Friday night and doing your homework right away so that your Saturday night is free to just party.
-->'''Jim Morrison:''' ''*clearly annoyed*'' No, I like the way I said it better.
-->'''Wayne:''' Okay.
* AffablyEvil: Although Benjamin doesn't have a lot of respect for Wayne and Garth, he is always polite and flattering to them. This stands in stark contrast to Bobby Cahn, who is openly dismissive of Wayne and Garth.
* TheAlcoholic: Phil. Although alcohol is never mentioned in relation to him, almost every time we see him he looks like he's on the verge of throwing up from too much drinking (the only time we really see him sober is when he's doing inspection on the Mirthmobile at the garage where he works).
-->'''Phil:''' [not remembering their trip to the Gasworks] Hey, did you guys go to the Gasworks on Friday night?\\
'''Wayne:''' [Referring to him and Phil as well] Yeah, we were there.\\
'''Phil:''' There was this band, 'Crucial Taunt'. They had this mega-babe for a lead singer, unreal.\\
'''Wayne:''' Phil, we were there. Have you gone mental? Hello!
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Applies to both Cassandra and her dad.
* TheAllegedCar: Garth's "mirthmobile," a sky blue AMC Pacer with flames rather inappropriately painted on the sides.
-->'''Phil:''' Okay, it passed inspection... barely.
* AlmightyJanitor: Chris Farley plays a security guard with an uncanny ability to supply exposition.
* AluminumChristmasTrees:
** It seems like a gag made up for the film, but some music stores actually had "NO [[Music/LedZeppelin STAIRWAY]]" signs before the movie came out due to the number of people who would test out their guitars with that song.
** Believe it or not, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b4Z5Kg08PY the "Suck Kut" invented by "Ron Paxton"]] is actually a parody of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3G1cwqYkO4 a real product called the Flowbee]]. It was invented in 1988 by [[BunglingInventor Rick Hunt]], and the Flowbee, as Wayne so eloquently put it, "[[TakeThat certainly does suck]]."
** In Del's story, Ozzy Ozbourne won't perform until he gets a brandy glass full of brown M&Ms. This is based ''loosely'' on a real thing. Van Halen had, in their standard contracts, that they had to have a bowl of M&Ms backstage with all of the brown ones removed.[[note]]This isn't actually a case of silly celebrity entitlement. If they saw the bowl with no brown M&Ms, they could be pretty sure the people in charge of the venue had read the contract carefully, and could probably be trusted to have met their much more important demands of electrical and mechanical setup.[[/note]]
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Handsome Dan's voice is so sexy that Wayne and Garth assume he's a ladies' man. He turns out to be Harry Shearer.
-->'''Garth:''' God, Handsome Dan is so cool. He must get a million chicks.
-->'''Wayne:''' I bet he's totally studly and buffed.
-->'''Garth:''' With a voice like that he's gotta be a babe magnet.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: There is a police officer who thinks nothing of subjecting a person to a [[AssShove cavity search]] on almost no grounds whatsoever. You ''really'' need probable cause to violate a person's privacy like that in reality - and they wouldn't do it openly, right there on the side of the road, during a traffic stop.
* BasementDweller: In the first movie Wayne lives in his parents' basement. By the second film he and Garth have gotten a place of their own.
-->'''Wayne''': Okay, so I still live with my parents, which I admit is both bogus and sad. But at least I have an amazing public access show! And I still know how to party!
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Parodied in, "We're not worthy!"
* BeatStillMyHeart[=/=]AndShowItToYou: When one of the patrons of the donut shop complains about being laid off, Glenn (Ed O'Neill) says that he should "...find the guy that did it, rip out his still-beating heart, and then hold it in front of his face, so he can see how black it is before he dies!" The patron decides to simply file a grievance with the union. The world is, after all, a twisted place.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the first film, Garth is insulted and then shoved to the ground by a large bully. Garth calmly goes to his car, retreives a cattle prod, returns to the club, and sends the bully flying with a powerful electric shock.
* BigWhat: "It's O.K. She's marrying Bobby. ''({{beat}})'' ''WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?''"
* BitingTheHandHumor: Wayne doesn't pull any punches in mocking his sponsor, Noah Vanderhoff. [[spoiler:[[DeconstructedTrope It gets him fired.]]]]
* BlandNameProduct: The film's fictional Stan Mikita's Donuts is a stand-in for ubiquitous Canadian restaurant Tim Horton's Donuts. Mikita and Horton are both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_Hockey_Hall_of_Fame Hockey Hall-of-Famers]]. Horton played for [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Toronto]], actor-writer Mike Myers' hometown; Mikita played his entire NHL career in [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Chicago]], an hour from Wayne's hometown of Aurora.
* BookEnds: ''Wayne's World 2'' opens and closes with live performances by Music/{{Aerosmith}}.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The NES version of ''Wayne's World'' toned down the language from the movie. One example (even discussed by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd) had Wayne and Garth say that they're going to see "the ''Lousy'' Beatles," whereas they said they're seeing "the ''Shitty'' Beatles" in the film.
* BrassBalls: When Wayne kicks Cassandra's father [[GroinAttack in the nuts]] in a kung-fu duel, a pair of two Chinese medicine balls (made of metal, of course) fall out.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: When Wayne has an argument with Garth and Cassandra. He makes up with the former, but not with her... until they change the end, that is.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Wayne and Garth do this frequently. In fact, some film classes have examined the way the ''Wayne's World'' films treat the viewer as a character in the movie.
* BrickJoke:
** In the sequel Wayne encounters a group of men early on engaged in setting up their lampshaded {{Fruit Cart}}s and moving their SheetOfGlass back and forth across the street. It gets forgotten only to pop up later during the ChaseScene.
** When they enter the donut shop, Wayne greets a Mr. Whithers who owns an amusement park. This has no relevance whatsoever until [[spoiler:the Franchise/ScoobyDoo ending, where it turns out Benjamin is Mr. Whithers in disguise]].
* ButtMonkey: Garth
* BunglingInventor: Ron Paxton, inventor of the Suck Kut, [[AluminumChristmasTrees a vacuum cleaner that's been re-purposed to cut hair]].
* CaliforniaDoubling: Both films are set in Illinois, but mountains and palm trees seen in some scenes reveal that it was shot in California.
* CantYouReadTheSign: "No Stairway? Denied!"
* TheCastShowoff: Dana Carvey really did play Garth's incredible drum solo.
** Tia Carrere really does her own singing in the first film.
** AliceCooper really is a BadassBookworm in real life.
* ChekhovsGun: The helpful security guard.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Old Man Withers]], who is introduced early on; this comes to fruition in the Franchise/ScoobyDoo Ending.
* ChromaKey: The blue screen, also known as a magical portal through time and space to such glamourous locations as [[BigApplesauce New York City]], [[AlohaHawaii Hawaii]], [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], and... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Delaware]]. "Hi... I'm in Delaware."
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Lampshaded in the sequel. A gas station attendant is removed for being a terrible actor... and replaced by '''Charlton Heston'''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA He is so awesome]] that Wayne is reduced to tears.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The better we get to know Del Preston in ''Wayne's World 2'', the more evident it becomes that he is completely off his rocker. Garth calls him out on it during the meeting to discuss stage crew positioning for Waynestock.
--> '''Del Preston''': Alright, ladies and gentlemen. It takes two people to run a concert: one back stage, and one out front. One man alone cannot do this. Wayne, you will run the backstage team. Milton, you are my liaison between Wayne's backstage team and Garth's front-stage team which includes myself in the booth. To the left and right of the stage are machine gun nests armed with M-60 Brownings. Now these babies tend to heat up so make sure you shoot in 3-second bursts. In the event of capture I will personally distribute these cyanide capsules to be placed under the tongue like so. Any questions?
--> '''Garth''': Yes, I have a question: When did you turn into a nutbar?
* CombatUninterruptus: In ''Wayne's World 2'', Wayne takes a phone call in the middle of his fight with Jeff Wong, without any break in the KungFoley sound effects or the HongKongDub.
* CoolestClubEver: The Gasworks in the first film, and Komrades in the sequel.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Benjamin Kane in ''WW'', and Bobby Cahn in ''[=WW2=]''.
* CreatorWorship: [[{{In-universe}} "We're not worthy! We're not worthy!"]]
* CryingIndian: Parodied during the closing credits of ''Wayne's World 2'', when the Weird Naked Indian sheds a tear upon seeing all the trash on the ground following Waynestock. Although he does cheer up a little when he sees Wayne and Garth cleaning up the mess.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After being defeated by Wayne in hand-to-hand combat, Jeff Wong (Cassandra's dad) takes a liking to Wayne and becomes supportive of Wayne dating his daughter.
* DidYouJustHaveSex: Garth emerges all grown up and content after losing his virginity.
* DisposableLoveInterest: Garth's dream woman from the first movie does not appear in the sequel. Nor is she even mentioned.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Parodied in the "Scooby-Doo Ending" of ''Waynes World'', where it's revealed that Ben is really [[spoiler:Old Man Withers]], the amusement park owner who Wayne spoke to for five seconds near the beginning of the film. Probably an AffectionateParody of how, in older Scooby-Doo episodes, the perpetrator was often introduced the exact same way.
* DownerEnding:
** One of three endings to the first film. [[spoiler:In the downer ending, Cassandra is denied a record contract, Wayne's house burns down, it's revealed that Stacy is pregnant, and Benjamin and Cassandra become lovers and travel to a beautiful tropical island together.]]
** The sequel has ''two'' downer endings. [[spoiler:In the first downer ending, none of the bands show up to Waynestock, then Wayne and Garth get lost in the desert to die of dehydration. The second downer ending is the ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' ending where Wayne and Garth commit suicide by driving the Mirthmobile off a cliff. Thankfully, Wayne and Garth decide not to end the film with either of the downer endings and go with a happy ending where Waynestock is a rousing success.]]
* DreamSequence: In the first film, Garth has a fantasy sequence in which he woos the woman of his dreams to the song "Foxy Lady" by Music/JimiHendrix. In the sequel, Wayne's dreams are where he communicates with his SpiritAdvisor, Jim Morrison.
* EuropeansAreKinky: Bjergen Kjergen (Creator/DrewBarrymore), the Swedish receptionist at [=WPIG=] Radio, who tells Wayne that she wishes to make love to him in the near future because he once stayed up all night working on a homework assignment about Sweden.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Weird Naked Indian is called as such by pretty much everybody who can see him. He's even billed in the closing credits as "naked indian."
** In the first film, the "Shitty Beatles"
--->'''Wayne:''' Hey, Tiny, who's playing today?\\
'''Tiny:''' Jolly Green Giants and the Shitty Beatles.\\
'''Wayne:''' Shitty Beatles? Are they any good?\\
'''Tiny:''' They suck.\\
'''Wayne:''' Then it's not just a clever name.
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[invoked]] What the antagonist does to Wayne's show.
* {{Expy}}: Garth is an impression of Dana Carvey's brother, which he also uses in his stand-up.
* FaceHeelTurn: Wayne goes through a minor one in the first film, driving away both Cassandra and Garth by being a JerkAss. Thankfully he realizes fairly quickly how much of a jerk he's been and proceeds to right the wrongs he's created.
* FadeToBlack: LampshadeHanging by Garth:
--> '''Garth''' I can't believe they did that!
* FeatherBoaConstrictor
* FetishFuel: ConversedTrope. [[invoked]]
--> '''Garth:''' [[FurryFandom Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played a girl bunny?]]
--> '''Wayne:''' ''[pauses to consider]'' No. ''[laughs]'' No!
--> '''Garth:''' [[OpinionFlipflop Neither did I. I was just asking.]]
* FollowTheLeader: The first movie's success inspired the productions of all succeeding ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' movies.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Despite the fact that Wayne and Garth are apparently a pair of hard-partying metalheads, the Wayne's World films contain no depictions of drug use and very little alcohol consumption. Just about the only vices Wayne and Garth seem to have is their love of coffee and donuts from Stan Mikita's (although their friend Phil perpetually seems to be on the verge of throwing up from excessive drinking).
--> '''Garth:''' "Okay, we've had some word that there is some bad red rope licorice circulating in the crowd. Please stay away from the red rope licorice."
** Then again, in the first film Wayne mentions Stan Makita's Donuts as a great "munchies" place (munchies being stoner slang for increased appetite while high). This may be an example of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the second movie, after Wayne & Garth crowd-surf to the front of an Music/{{Aerosmith}} concert, they are shortly followed by a pizza-delivery boy, a refrigerator, and a goat.
* FunWithSubtitles: In the first film, Wayne learns Cantonese to impress Cassandra. He begins the conversation speaking what sounds believably like the subtitles. [[TranslationYes Over time, the words he says get shorter, while the subtitles get longer.]] [[UpToEleven By the end, Wayne is sat there looking bored as the subtitles continue without his intervention.]]
* FurBikini: When Cassandra was trying to film a video.
* GayBarReveal: Happens in ''Wayne's World 2'' when Wayne and his friends (who coincidentally are wearing disguises that make them look just like the Music/VillagePeople) hide in a bar called "The Tool Box" while fleeing from the BigBad.
* GeekyTurnOn: In the musical sense after Cassandra displays her knowledge of classic Fender guitars.
-->'''Wayne''': There it is: Excalibur
-->'''Cassandra''': Wow... '64 Stratocaster in classic white with triple single coil pickups and a whammy bar.
-->'''Wayne''': Pre-[=CBS=] Fender corporate buyout.
-->'''Cassandra''': I'd raise the bridge, file down the nut, and take the buzz out of the low-E.
-->'''Wayne''': God, I love this woman!
* GenreSavvy: Wayne and Garth, revealed in their discussions with the camera. Garth in particular has reservations about signing a contract due to a ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode, though the episode in question doesn't actually exist.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Cantonese Love Rip Taylor: [[InUniverse According to Cassandra]]. [[invoked]]
* GiveGeeksAChance: In ''Wayne's World 2'' the sexy blonde bombshell Honey Hornée falls for the shy, nerdy Garth and seduces him. [[spoiler:But later in the film we find out that she wants him to kill her husband, causing Garth to flee in terror. In fact, it's entirely possible that she was never really interested in Garth and just used her feminine wiles to try and manipulate him into murdering her husband.]]
* GloveSnap: When the BigBad is being "searched for drugs".
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Benjamin in the mega happy ending, who has learned from his mistakes and admits that being rich and handsome can't get you everything.]]
* HasAType: Based on the three women he gets involved with over the course of the films (the unnamed "Dream Woman" from the first film, Honey Horneé, and Betty Jo) it definitely seems like Garth likes blondes.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Russell]], before the end, and [[spoiler:Benjamin]] in the "Mega Happy Ending."
* HellBentForLeather: The outfit that Cassandra wears to the Aerosmith concert in ''Wayne's World 2''.
* HiddenDepths: Alice Cooper and his knowledge of American history. There's a little RealitySubtext here as Alice Cooper is a big history buff in real life.
* HypocriticalHumor: Wayne and Garth talk about why selling out is wrong... while at the same time making ProductPlacement after ProductPlacement.
* IAmTheBand: According to Bobby Cahn in ''Wayne's World 2'', Cassandra is the only member of Crucial Taunt who is talented, and the rest of the band is "terrible." He successfully convinces her to get a new band.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Wayne opens a door featuring {{ninja}}s training. [[LampshadeHanging He admits that]] [[RedHerring they don't factor into the plot at all]], [[RuleOfCool he "just always wanted to open a door to a room where people are being trained like in a]] ''Franchise/JamesBond'' [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice movie"]].
* InvisibleParents: Although Wayne still lives with his parents during the events of the first film, they are never seen or heard from.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Although Wayne chafes at the idea of putting Noah Vanderhoff on his show, he ''did'' sign a contract agreeing to do so, and Benjamin is not being unreasonable at all in pointing it out.
** Although on the other hand, Benjamin did not make it clear to Wayne and Garth well in advance that Vanderhoff would be interviewed. Instead he told Wayne and Garth mere moments before the first broadcast. In the television industry, doing something like this would be considered ''very'' unprofessional.
* KungFoley: Taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Wayne's World 2'' during Wayne and Jeff's fight scene.
* LampshadeHanging: There's a lot of meta-humor, such as when Wayne remarks that the security guard seemed conveniently helpful.
* LeadBassist: Cassandra is a type B and a type C. She is Crucial Taunt's bass player in addition to being the lead vocalist and face of the band.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In the ShoutOut to ''Film/TheGraduate'', Music/SimonAndGarfunkel cut out when the car travels through a tunnel.
* LipLock: All of Wayne's conversations with Cassandra's father are ([[GagDub badly]]) dubbed, even with Wayne speaking English.
* LondonEnglandSyndrome: Del Preston's exact address is "London, England".
** Lampshaded, as they manage to find his house immediately with that address.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: In ''Wayne's World 2'', Wayne is escorted through the desert to Jim Morrison's ghost by a "weird naked indian."
* AManIsNotAVirgin: After Garth loses his virginity, he acts noticably more self-confident and macho.
-->'''Garth:''' ''*Speaking in an uncharacteristically manly, confident voice*'' Good morning, darling! I trust you slept well? I hope I wasn't too much of an animal for you.
-->'''Honey:''' Come, hold me.
-->'''Garth:''' You know I will! ''*Blows bubbles from a toy pipe*'' Party on!
** Of course, it lasts about until the next scene.
* {{Megane}}: Garth
* MeaningfulName: Upon entering a club, Wayne asks the doorman who's playing tonight.
-->'''Tiny:''' The Jolly Green Giants, the Shitty Beatles...
-->'''Wayne:''' The Shitty Beatles, are they any good?
-->'''Tiny:''' They ''suck''.
-->'''Wayne:''' Then it's not just a clever name!
* MediumAwareness: Not only do many characters talk into the camera, but they're aware of the ''presence'' of a camera in the first place, and Wayne even mentions the camera that only he and Garth may talk into. Also, they give each film three different endings, some of which they even give titles.
* MetalHead: Wayne, Garth, and several of the supporting characters in the films.
* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow:
** Cassandra, especially by the sequel, where she's evidently only interested in marrying an American man.
** Somewhat of a justified trope. Cassandra mentions in the movie that she's in danger of being deported back to Hong Kong if her career doesn't take off. She was probably willing to marry Bobby as a way of gaining full American citizenship rather than doing it out of love.
* MistakenForGay: In the sequel, Wayne & Co. are conducting surveillance on Cassandra, disguised as a [[VillagePeople construction worker, traffic cop, biker, and sailor]]. When they're spotted, they retreat, and hide from ChristopherWalken in a gay bar. [[spoiler:Then the Weird Naked Indian appears and joins them.]]
* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Quite literally.
* MsFanservice:
** Honey Horneé, who is played by the gorgeous Kim Basinger and always dresses sexy.
** Also, Cassandra, of course.
* MultipleEndings: A DownerEnding, a ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' Ending (it was [[spoiler:Old Man Withers, the guy who runs the haunted amusement park]]) and a [[HappilyEverAfter Mega-Happy Ending]]. The sequel replaces the ''[=Scooby-Doo=]'' ending with a ''Thelma & Louise'' ending. The scene cuts to the happy ending as Wayne and Garth drive off a cliff into the Grand Canyon.
* TheMunchausen: Del Preston, the greatest roadie who has ever lived. He's worked with every great rock band, he's been all over the world, and he's got no shortage of stories from his career.
--> '''Del Preston:''' There I am in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at three o'clock in the morning looking for one thousand brown M&M's to fill brandy glass or Music/{{Ozzy|Osbourne}} wouldn't go on stage that night. So Jeff Beck pops his head around the door and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So we go, and it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby breaking into this little sweet shop, right? So instead of a guard dog they've got this great big bloody Bengal tiger. Well, I managed to take care of the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son... that's a different story altogether: I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business, really. But sure enough I got the M&M's and Ozzy went on stage and did a great job..
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Glen, the manager of Wayne and Garth's favorite donut shop.
--> '''Glen:''' You know, if you stab a man in the dead of winter, steam will rise up from the wounds. Indians believed it was his soul escaping from his body.
* TheNineties
* NoFourthWall: A hallmark of the films. Wayne and Garth speak directly to the camera and comment on the progress of the film throughout. Wayne claims than only he and Garth are allowed to talk to the camera, but many other characters end up doing so throughout the film. Some university/college courses actually examine the film's use of the audience as a separate character.
* NobleTopEnforcer: Russell, who despite being Benjamin's top lackey is actually not a bad guy. In the end he decides to help Wayne and Garth.
* NoodleIncident: Glenn's crime of passion: "I'd never done a crazy thing in my life before that night. Why is it, if a man kills another man in the heat of battle, it's called heroic? Yet if he kills a man in the heat of passion, it's called murder?"
** Also, in the first film, when Wayne and Garth are talking to Benjamin about being between lawyers and Garth mentioned grabbing their last lawyer by his "big fat head and said, 'Listen man, I'm not going to jail for you or anybody!'"
* NotListeningToMeAreYou: When the boys give an interview to a local radio DJ, they discover he's more interested in loading tapes than actually listening...so they start calling him names, and he's completely oblivious to their joking around.
* OneHourWorkWeek: Wayne admits to having held a variety of dead-end jobs, which he never seems to work. The trope is justified in the first film by the fact that ''Wayne's World'' is quickly picked up in the first act, allowing Wayne and Garth to develop it professionally.
* OneSceneWonder: Both in-universe and out. CharltonHeston shows up in one scene when [[BreakingTheFourthWall the actor who's supposed to be delivering a line isn't up to snuff.]] His performance in the scene reduces Wayne to tears.
* OrWasItADream: In ''Wayne's World 2'', Wayne has a dream in which has a conversation with the ghost of Jim Morrison in the middle of the desert. When he wakes up, his feet are covered in sand.
* OscarBait: Played with in a scene where Wayne gives a "tearful" speech (after splashing water on his eyes so it looks like he was crying) apologizing to Cassandra, culminating in a wail of, "I NEVER LEARNED TO READ!" [[LampshadeHanging The words "Oscar Clip" flash at the bottom of the screen.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: [[invoked]] The {{Trope Namer|s}} is {{discussed|Trope}}, which is when Wayne realized that both actors were named "Dick", and their last names combined equal "Sergeant York", an honored military officer and among the most decorated American soldiers in World War I.
* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: After Wayne erupts into a total {{Jerkass}} (see WhatTheHellHero below) and [[FriendVersusLover ditches him]] during a live taping of the titular show, Garth dumps him. Their make up leads directly into Wayne hatching the plan to defeat the BigBad.
* PosterGalleryBedroom: Garth's bedroom in the first film is this.
* ProductPlacement: Mocked in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QwNdTYdZqE this scene]]
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: In the second film, Del Preston recounts beating a father and son to death with their own shoes in the process of fulfilling a musician's crazed demands. It's apparently justified to some of the other metalheads because, "Ozzy went on stage and gave the performance of his life."
* PsychoExGirlfriend: Stacy the "Psycho-Hose-Beast". The ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' theme even plays when Wayne sees her at a party.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* ReadTheFinePrint: Wayne and Garth fall victim to this. Wayne acts like he is reading the contract, but it's pretty obvious later on in the movie he did not. It's a bit of RealityEnsues because creepy as Benjamin is he is staying entirely within the laws and averts MovingTheGoalposts. The things Wayne gets in trouble for are quite reasonable things to put in the kind of contract he signed.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Officer Koharski, who reacts with good-natured humor when Wayne and Garth jokingly call him a pig. At the end of the film he helps Wayne and Garth with their plan to get Cassandra a record contract.
* RedOniBlueOni: Wayne (red) and Garth (blue).
* RememberTheNewGuy: Milton (Chris Farley) in the sequel.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Wayne vs. Benjamin
** Wayne vs. Bobby in the sequel.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Garth's dream woman in the first film. She serves no role other than for Garth to have somebody to pine over.
* SeinfeldianConversation: "Did you ever find ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' attractive when he [[WholesomeCrossdresser put on a dress and played Girl Bunny]]?"
* SequelNonEntity: Phil, Officer Koharski, and Garth's Dream Woman.
* ShesGotLegs: Stacy is described as having "Very nice legs, but no self-esteem."
* ShoutOut: The series is littered with them
** Jim Morrison and the "weird naked indian" are references to ''The Doors.''
** Wayne driving the Alfa Romeo Spider to Simon and Garfunkel music and breaking up a wedding are references to ''Film/TheGraduate''.
** Ralph Brown plays basically the same character as he did in ''Film/WithnailAndI''.
** Two of the alternate endings directly reference ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''.
** Noah's Arcade features a video game with a Gelatinous Cube, a classic TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons monster.
** While racing off to rescue Cassandra from Ben, Wayne gets pulled over by a motorcycle cop. Said motorcycle cop turns out to be [[TerminatorTwo the T-1000]] flashing a photo of John Connor asking "Have you seen this boy?"
** Paired with TheMountainsOfIllinois, (literally) as TheGraduateHomageShot uses the same church, which is on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and mountains and palm trees can be scene clearly when they catch the bus.
*** Also, the sequel has shout-outs not only to the {{Woodstock}} festival itself, but especially to the Creator/MartinScorsese film. The warning about the "bad red rope licorice" is a spoof of the reports about "brown acid" at the actual [=Woodstock=] event.
* SmugSnake: Benjamin Kane in the first movie, and Bobby Cahn in the sequel.
* SophisticatedAsHell: From the end of the first film:
-->'''WAYNE''': "Well, that's all the time we have for our movie. We hope you found it entertaining, whimsical yet relevant, with a revisionist conceit that belied the film's emotional attachment to the subject matter."
-->'''GARTH''': "I just hope you didn't think it sucked."
* SpaghettiKiss: Garth, in the sequel, except with red rope licorice.
* SpinOff: The movie is an example of a segment spinoff. ''Wayne's World'' was originally a reoccurring sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
* SpiritAdvisor: In ''Wayne's World 2'', Wayne receives guidance from the ghost of [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]].
* StacysMom: In one of the ''Wayne's World'' [=SNL=] sketches, Wayne has the hots for Garth's mom (played by Candice Burgen). Understandably, Garth is rather [[{{squick}} squicked out]] by it.
* StalkingIsLove: Averted. In ''Wayne's World 2'' Wayne suspects that Cassandra is cheating on him with Bobby, so he decides to obtain the truth by spying on her. When Cassandra finds out about it, she is ''pissed'', giving him a solid punch to the face and leaving him.
* TheStinger: Exchange of words between Wayne and Garth during the end credits.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Honey Horneé's wardrobe seems to consist entirely of outfits that are tight-fitting, skimpy, or both.
* TakeThat: "Led Zeppelin didn't write tunes that everybody liked, they left that to the Bee Gees."
* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Wayne's World'' being a cable access show and their main sponsor being an arcade both date the first film. Most do-it-yourself media is made for the internet, and arcades were made largely obsolete by home consoles.
* ThereIsAGod: In ''Wayne's World 2'' Wayne says this when he mistakenly believes that Heather Locklear is waving to him.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: InUniverse example; this is how Wayne reacts to the ExecutiveMeddling of the show in the first movie. [[invoked]]
* TradeYourPassionForGlory
* TranslationYes: Taken to ridiculous lengths.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Played for laughs in the sequel when Bobby Cahn fails to fall for the same "a sphincter says what?" gag that Noah Vanderhoff did in the original(though, to be fair, Garth doesn't deliver it as well as Wayne did).
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For the early 1990s.
* TheVamp: Honey Horneé, who seduces Garth and then tries to get him to kill her husband.
* WhatTheHellHero: As Wayne begins to slide into {{Jerkass}} territory, he delivers an angry tirade at the camera, prompting it to turn away and abandon him. Wayne instantly realizes his mistake and resumes his heroic role. He even apologies to the audience for it.
* WickedCultured: Benjamin, who impresses Cassandra with his knowledge of fine wines and his ability to speak Cantonese.
* YouLookFamiliar: Chris Farley has a cameo in the first film as a security guard ([[ChekhovsGun who provides a lot of seemingly useless information]]); in the second film, he plays a member of Wayne's crew named Milton.
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-->'''Wayne:''' That's all the time we have for this week. Until then, good night!
-->'''Garth:''' Party on, Wayne!
-->'''Wayne:''' Party on, Garth!
-->'''Wayne & Garth:''' It's Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Party time! Excellent! Woo-oo-oo-ooh!