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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.
** AliceCooper really is a BadassBookworm in real life.
* 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 Bugs Bunny; Myers' reaction is real.
* FakeNationality: Cassandra, who comes from Hong Kong, is played by Tia Carrere, an American actress (born and raised in Hawaii) of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish descent. ''Wayne's World 2'' also has American actress Drew Barrymore playing Bjergen Kjergen, the Swedish receptionist at [=WPIG=] Radio.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/TheWestWing Sam Seaborn]] as Benjamin.
** [[ThePractice Helen Gamble]] as "psycho hose beast" Stacy.
** [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] as Mikita's manager Glen.
** Creator/ChrisFarley in a cameo as the AlmightyJanitor Security Guard (he also plays Milton in ''2''.)
** Robert Patrick in a cameo as the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]
** Rock musician Music/MeatLoaf plays a nightclub bouncer in the first film.
** Terry is Beecher from ''[[Series/{{Oz}} OZ]]''.
** Creator/ChristopherWalken as Bobby Cahn.
** [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Ric Olie]] as Del Preston.
** Tim Meadows has a small cameo in ''Wayne's World 2'' as the ghost of Sammy Davis Jr.
** Creator/DrewBarrymore has a cameo in ''Wayne's World 2'' as Bjergen Kjergen, the Swedish secretary for [=WPIG=] Radio.
** [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Derek Smalls]], looking his absolute shabbiest, plays "Handsome Dan," the DJ at WPIG.
** [[Creator/TedMcGinley Ted [=McGinley=]]] plays Mr. Scream, the guy whose job it is to scream into a microphone at [=WPIG=] radio.
* 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]]. The same usually goes for "Smoke On The Water" and "Sweet Child 'o' Mine," too.
** [[JustifiedTrope Any self-respecting guitarist will tell you it's incredibly uncouth to play more than a few chords and lead lines when testing a new guitar that YOU DO HAVE THE MONEY TO PURCHASE.]]
* TheRedStapler: ''Wayne's World'' gave the AMC Pacer the kitsch appeal that makes it a collectable 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.
** [[DeadArtistsAreBetter Freddie Mercury's then-recent death helped as well.]]
** Music/JoanJett's "I Love Rock and Roll" also received a boost in popularity after it was featured in ''Wayne's World 2''.
* TeasingCreator: In 2008 Mike Meyers 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 Meyers has had to go on record as saying that it's not happening.
* 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.
* 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.
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