YMMV / Wayne's World

  • Awesome Music: Wayne, Garth and their crew singing Bohemian Rhapsody while driving. Doubles as a Funny Moment.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The film features several, some of them simply for comedic value and others for other reasons. The encounter with T-1000 is one example.
    • When Benjamin tries to talk to Garth, who's making a robotic hand, Garth acts extremely nervous and eventually tries to pulverize the hand. There's never any explanation for what's going on, and it was originally part of a subplot in which Garth is trying to kill Benjamin.
    • Glenn, the manager of Stan Makita's Donuts, has a few bizarre and creepy rants. He has nothing to do with the plot: it's just funny.
    • And the trope is actually discussed, and lampshaded, when Wayne reveals his big room full of ninjas.
    Garth: What are you going to do with these guys?
    Wayne: Oh nothing really. I just always wanted to open a door to a room where people are being trained like in a James Bond movie.
    Garth: Wicked!
    Wayne: SHYA! (closes door)
    • Also, to a lesser extent as Wayne "says what he sees" when trying to come up with a name for Waynestock:
    Wayne: ... an old man fashioning a kayak out of a log ...
  • The Catch Phrase Catches On: An apparent specialty of Mike Myers, the film popularized a number of slang terms and saying, such as "No way!/Way!", "Schwing!", "Exqueeze me?" and "Shyeah right! And monkeys might fly outta my butt!"
  • Crazy Awesome: Glenn (Ed O'Neil's character).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Once again, Glenn, the manager of Stan Mikita's Donuts.
  • First Installment Wins/Sequelitis: Wayne's World 2 had a lot to live up to, and it never really became as cherished as the first. Funnily enough, in the first movie, Wayne invokes this trope in conversation.
    Wayne: It's like Star Trek: The Next Generation in many ways it's superior, but will never be as recognized as the original.
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  • Older Than They Think: The old "That's what she said!" joke is featured prominently in this movie, which came out over a decade before The Office made it a craze in the 2000s. In fact, the joke dates back at least to the 1920s.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Charlton Heston's memorable cameo as the reminiscing gas station attendant. The whole joke is based on Wayne insisting that they get a good actor even though the part is small.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: An platform video game was created with the license, but was not received well.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: The kung fu sequence in the second film may seem obvious and old hat today, but it was surprisingly fresh when it debuted; making fun of Lip Lock and over-the-top martial arts wasn't really done much before that film.
  • Signature Scene: Everybody remembers the "Bohemian Rhapsody" scene from the first film.
  • Special Effects Failure: When Wayne and Cassandra are standing on Benjamin's balcony in the first film, it's very obvious that they're standing in front of a backdrop.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The producers were only able to secure the rights to "Stairway To Heaven" for the original theatrical run. This is why the version you hear Wayne playing on DVD or video sounds absolutely nothing like "Stairway".
  • Tear Jerker: In-universe - Charlton Heston's performance is so awesome that it reduces Wayne to tears. This scene saw a lot of posting when Heston died, with numerous people saying that Wayne was saying what they wanted to say to Heston at the end: "Thank you."
  • Tough Act to Follow: While it followed the very well-received The Blues Brothers as the second film based on Saturday Night Live characters to be released, Wayne's World managed to itself avert the trope. However, it ushered in an string of movies based on hit SNL characters in an attempt to recreate the magic, but they all flopped. Even its own sequel is considered an inferior successor.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Garth, briefly, in the second movie.
  • Vindicated by History: Wayne's World 2 was initially seen as the typical sequel fodder and largely overshadowed by the first film. However, recent reviews have found the film to actually be fairly decent, especially in comparison to the many lackluster SNL films that followed. At the very least, many think Wayne's World 2 captured the first film's offbeat humor and mostly avoided Sequelitis.
  • The Woobie: Garth.