Wayne's World

Trivia: The police officer in Stan Makita's Donut Shop is named Koharski, in reference to NHL Referee Don Koharksi. After poorly officiating game 3 of the 1988 playoff series between the Devils and Bruins, Devils coach Jim Shoenfeld and Koharsky argued on the way to the dressing rooms. Koharsky fell and told Shoenfeld he'd be suspended for pushing him, and that it was all on film. Shoenfeld said, "Good, cause you tripped and fell you fat pig, have another donut.". All this was shown on ESPN.

Trivia: When Wayne plays "Stairway To Heaven" in the music shop, he is then stopped and says "No stairway". The filmmakers actually tried to get the song played in the movie but were denied, so this is just a little nudge at them in this scene. I think Mike Myers mentions this on the commentary on the DVD.

Trivia: The club "Gasworks", where Wayne meets Cassandra, was named after an actual rock and heavy metal bar in Toronto - Mike Myers' home town - that featured live bands, and regrettably closed in 1993 after 25 years.

Trivia: This film was shot in only 34 days, as both Dana and Mike had to get back to filming SNL.

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Trivia: Wayne and Garth's hang out, Stan Mikita's, is a parody of the donut shop chain in Canada, Tim Horton's, which was started and named after the Hockey Hall Of Famer and former Toronto Maple Leaf.

Trivia: Stay past the credits for an extra scene.

Trivia: Mike Myers actually played the first few notes of "Stairway to Heaven" in the theatrical release. The director's later found out that playing even a few notes of the song would require special permission from the band, which they did not have. As such, all VHS and DVD copies have been dubbed over with the ending riff to "We Will Rock You" by Queen. They sound similar, and the producers hoped viewers wouldn't know the difference.


Trivia: Noah's commercial for Noah's Arcade has the video game "Sonic The Hedgehog" in the background, which was released on the Sega Genesis, and is not an "arcade" game. This is a deliberate pun as to just how clueless Noah Vanderhoff is to the video game market.


Trivia: During the 'Terminator 2' parody scene with Robert Patrick as the T-1000 Terminator, the song "Time Machine" can be heard in the background. This song featured on Black Sabbath's 1992 album called "Dehumanizer" which featured a painted image of a Terminator Endoskeleton disguised in a grim reaper costume as the cover.

Trivia: After using Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the movie, it sent the song to #2 on the Billboard Singles chart, nearly 20 years after the song was released. The soundtrack to the film made it all the way to #1.


Trivia: When Wayne and Garth are in Stan Mikita's donut shop for the first time, playing in the background is "Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe. This song features spoken dialogue from the androgynous character Pat played by Julia Sweeney, who like Wayne and Garth, originated on Saturday Night Live.

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Trivia: After Wayne makes the "cream of some young guy" joke in Benjamin's apartment, there is an awkward pause between everyone. This pause was strategically placed there after test audiences laughed at the joke so hard that no-one in the theater heard the next few lines of dialogue.

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Trivia: According to the March 2003 issue of Guitar One, "No Stairway to Heaven" signs like the one seen in this movie actually existed in music stores in the real world.

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Continuity mistake: When Benjamin introduces himself to Wayne and Garth, Benjamin lowers his arm. When it cuts to Russel introducing himself, Benjamin suddenly has his arm up looking at the watch. (00:22:30)


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Question: It seems like there's some stuff cut out of the scene where Wayne and Garth meet the cop outside the donut shop. He stops them for some unsaid reason, then flips a coin at the end. What does any of this mean? Does he just get charmed and distracted by them?

Answer: It was just establishing that Wayne and his crew were friendly with Officer Koharski. They cut their conversation short because they were afraid Phil was about to throw up and needed to get him a cup of coffee.

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Before Phil gets sick, they're just having a conversation. After it cuts from Phil, Koharski is suddenly holding a quarter in between his fingers. There seems to be a scene cut before they see Phil get sick to explain where the quarter came from.) Like if I had to guess, does Koharski pull out the quarter to show what he found in the cavity search?) That's what the question is asking, not is there a scene cut after Phil gets sick to explain why Koharski just walks away.


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