Time flies alert: "Wayne's World" opened 27 years ago today

Not that I WANT to feel old, but I do feel compelled to let you know that "Wayne's World" opened in theaters on February 14, 1992 - or, 27 YEARS AGO today. Wow!

The movie was a spin-off from the popular SNL skit with Mike Myers (Wayne) and Dana Carvey (Garth) and was a big influence on pop culture. There's a good summary video on Facebook here. The movie brought Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" back to the charts, spawned a hundred catch phrases (such as "Schwing!") and had some Wisconsin connections: Garth's 1976 AMC Pacer was made in Kenosha (it sold for $37,400 at an auction in 2016) and of course, their visit to Milwaukee to see Alice Cooper became an instant classic moment. Alice's backstage lesson to the boys taught the world about Milwaukee's history with socialist mayors and the Algonquin origin of the city's name (tip: that's not exactly accurate.) Enjoy the clips below, and remind your kids that the older movies (and songs!) were better.

Eric Paulsen

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