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* TheCastShowoff:
** Dana Carvey really did play Garth's incredible drum solo.
** Tia Carrere really does her own singing in the first film.
** Music/AliceCooper really is a BadassBookworm in real life.
** Mike Myers speaks fluent Cantonese. Wayne's dialogue in the language is 100% authentic.
* CreatorBacklash: Mike Myers was furious when he saw that Paramount has recut Music/{{Queen}}'s [[SacredCow legendary, groundbreaking]] music video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" with clips from the film as promotion, describing it as "pissing on a [=DaVinci=]."
* EnforcedMethodActing:
** Dana Carvey had never heard "Bohemian Rhapsody" before, so he's just pretending to know the words.
** Dana Carvey ad libbed the question about WesternAnimation/BugsBunny; Myers' reaction is real.
*** The laugh is actually composited from a different joke, and was partially the result of Myers being delirious from an exhaustive day of shooting.
* FakeNationality: Cassandra, who comes from UsefulNotes/HongKong, is played by Tia Carrere, an American actress (born and raised in UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}) of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish descent.[[note]]Humorously enough, this proved Casandra's conversation with Wayne in Cantonese difficult, as she was not fluent in the language, as the Canadian-born Mike Myers was.[[/note]] ''Wayne's World 2'' also has American actress Creator/DrewBarrymore playing Bjergen Kjergen, the Swedish receptionist at [=WPIG=] Radio.
* GeniusBonus:
** Cassandra's horrible jungle themed music video in the first movie is a possible reference to Music/PearlJam, who reportedly went through the same thing for their song Even Flow. They were so unhappy with the finished result they prevented its release and swore off music videos forever.
* LifeImitatesArt: Many guitar stores really do have signs telling patrons not to play "Stairway to Heaven," since it's massively overplayed by guitarists who [[DreadfulMusician frankly aren't all that good at guitar]].
* TheRedStapler: ''Wayne's World'' gave the AMC Pacer the kitsch appeal that makes it a collectible today.
* RevivalByCommercialization:
** Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" disappeared from the charts for almost two decades; after the first movie, it was back in the Top 10.
** Music/JoanJett's "I Love Rock and Roll" also received a boost in popularity after it was featured in ''Wayne's World 2''.
* SleeperHit: Nobody expected the first ''Wayne's World'' film to be as successful as it was. Although it was made on a modest $20 million budget, it remained the number 1 film at the box office for five weeks after its release and ended up grossing $121,697,323 in the United States alone. The film also became a pop culture phenomenon, with words like "schwing" and "that's what she said" entering the popular lexicon and the song "Bohemian Rhapsody" becoming a hit with a new generation of young people who had never heard it before. It didn't take Paramount very long to greenlight the sequel.
* StarMakingRole: The first ''Wayne's World'' film was such a hit that it launched Mike Myers's film career.
* TeasingCreator: In 2008 Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprized their roles as Wayne and Garth for the MTV Movie awards. In 2011 they once again reprized the roles of Wayne and Garth for a [=SNL=] skit during an episode hosted by Dana Carvey. Both times this caused fans of the films to excitedly speculate that a third ''Wayne's World'' film is in the works, and both times Mike Myers has had to go on record as saying that it's not happening.
** And once again the buzz was revived with the guys playing Wayne and Garth on the 40th Anniversary special.
* 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. Another that happened more rapidly was Cassandra's amazement over the CD player Wayne had in the Mirthmobile. A CD player cheap enough for even someone stuck driving a Pacer would become pretty easy to find within a couple years of the film's release.
* ThrowItIn: The scene with Wayne and Garth talking on the hood of their car was the last scene filmed. Since everyone was tired and just wanted the movie done, they ad-libbed it. Mike Myers' hysterical response to Dana Carvey's question (about whether he found Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played Girl Bunny) was genuine.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For the early 1990s, before {{Grunge}} culture took over. It was a time when Music/HeavyMetal and Music/HairMetal were still very popular forms of music.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/MikeMyers wanted Creator/FedericoFellini to direct the sequel. Paramount, thinking Myers was joking, quickly squashed that idea.
** Apparently, the brief scene with Garth and Benjamin where Garth is working on some sort of robotic arm then smashes it with a hammer, is a remnant of an aborted subplot where Garth would've tried to kill Benjamin.
** The studio wanted to use a Music/GunsNRoses track instead of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", but Mike Myers fought for the inclusion of the Queen song. Myers even threatened to quit the production if he didn't get what he wanted, and eventually the studio gave in to his demand.
** Penelope Spheeris, who directed the first film, was approached by Paramount to direct the sequel. Spheeris immediately declined the offer due to the fact that Mike Myers had been so difficult to work with during the making of the first film. Instead Stephen Surjik was chosen to direct ''Wayne's World 2''. Spheeris would not make peace with Mike Myers until after the release of the first ''Austin Powers'' film.
* WishFulfillment: Mike Myers had said that he wanted to do public access when he first became a performer, but didn't want to go through the sea of paper work to make it happen. The Wayne character was his way of getting the experience without the burden of bureaucracy.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Mike Myers, like Wayne, had a an obsessive ex girlfriend who bought him a gun rack (albeit as a joke) in the hopes that it would convince him to get back with her. She was reportedly furious when she saw the finished film.
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