We're not worthy of co-hosting this anniversary Wayne's World screening in Chicago

Wayne’s World is the best of the Saturday Night Live movies. Oh, there are those who will tell you it’s really The Blues Brothers or maybe the relatively recent MacGruber. There are even a few sick freaks who might cite A Night At The Roxbury. But let’s be real: In quotability, in laugh count, in gleeful irreverence,…

Mike Myers to appear in Bohemian Rhapsody, which is pretty funny

Just after dropping out of the Del Close biopic when the movie lost its funding, Mike Myers has lined up another gig in a different biopic. According to Deadline, he’s “negotiating” for a role in Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer’s movie about Freddie Mercury and Queen. We don’t know who Myers will be playing, but…

Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana are doing a live recreation of Wayne’s World

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World, the movie that taught us everything we’ll ever need to know about guitar lust, gelatinous cubes, and the cutthroat world of Illinois public access TV. To celebrate the film’s enduring legacy, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson—the stars of Comedy Central’s Broad City,…

Grey Poupon has had a lengthy, distinguished career in hip-hop

Whether because it’s a familiar status symbol or simply because it rhymes so well with “coupon” and “futon,” Grey Poupon has been the most popular mustard in hip-hop for decades now. Kanye West raps about it. So does Jay Z. Grey Poupon is practically a motif on Ghostface Killah’s 1996 album Ironman. Vox’s Estelle…

Clinton and Trump make an even more unsettling Harley Quinn and Joker

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are like the Patrick Star and SpongeBob SquarePants of presidential politics. No, they’re more like the Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar of politics. Or maybe they’re the Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of politics. In truth, they’re all these things and more in Trump X Hillary: I Love To…

This Tumblr preserves those precious shots of old Doritos bags in movies

All movies are documentaries in a way. They can’t help but reflect the times in which they were made. One thing that motion pictures have proven very good at doing is permanently capturing things that were meant to be ephemeral: fads, fashions, advertising campaigns, etc. If a movie takes place in any semblance of the…

Wayne’s World and the democratization of TV from public access to YouTube

This installment of Popcorn Politics—The A.V. Club’s collaboration with Scrappers Film Group—examines how Wayne and Garth, the fictional hosts of Wayne’s World, both showcased and undermined the power of public access television. The rise of communal broadcast resources turned consumers into creators, and as the…

This clip of the Wayne’s World VCR game is comedy gold

Much has been made about the general silliness of VCR games, because—let’s face it—they were pretty dumb. You’d sit at home in front of the TV and wait for a videocassette to tell you what to do in a board game, rather than just rolling a die or spinning a wheel. The first time through, the VCR game was thrilling.…