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    21 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About "Wayne's World"


    1. Mike Myers wanted Wayne's World to be about a local cable access show because hosting one was a lifelong dream of his.

    2. Though the film is set in suburban Aurora, Illinois, no parts of the film were actually shot there.

    3. Stan Mikita's Donuts doesn't actually exist, either.

    4. Mike Myers originally intended for the character of Wayne Campbell to be introduced on Canadian TV.

    5. Paramount Pictures was initially on the fence about backing the film.

    6. Mike Myers has said on several occasions that he would have left the film entirely had "Bohemian Rhapsody" not been included.

    7. While filming, Myers didn't think the headbanging scene was funny at all.

    8. Myers and director Penelope Spheeris did not get along.

    9. Thanks to the iconic headbanging scene, Queen experienced a mainstream comeback.

    10. Myers wasn't too keen on Robert Patrick's cameo, either.

    11. Gary Wright re-recorded his hit "Dreamweaver" specifically for the film's soundtrack.

    12. During the famous car hood scene, Mike Myers is really laughing, but it's from exhaustion.

    13. Dana Carvey based the character of Garth Algar on his real brother, Brad.

    14. And Carvey can actually play the drums.

    15. After a rights dispute, the original "Stairway To Heaven" guitar riff in the music store scene had to be changed following theatrical release.

    16. Rob Lowe has said he discovered his "hitherto untapped gift for comedy" after meeting Mike Myers.

    17. Robin Ruzan, who played a waitress at Stan Mikita's Donuts, was married to Myers from 1993 until 2006.

    18. Paramount Pictures created a trailer for the film that only appeared before showings of 1991's The Addams Family.

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    In a 1992 interview, the president of Paramount said he saw potential for a crossover trailer since both films had been inspired by TV shows. Myers said the preview "got people talking" about the film.

    19. Mike Meyers says filming was "a blur," because his father's health was dwindling at the same time.

    20. After directing the film, Spheeris had a difficult time getting hired to direct anything that wasn't a comedy film.

    21. Dana Carvey and Mike Myers had a falling-out after Carvey believed Myers stole his Dr. Evil impression for Austin Powers.