Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the biggest movies of 2018, earning over $800 million at the global box office and scoring a ton of nominations at the Oscars, including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. To celebrate the film’s massive success, Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey reunited onstage at the Academy Awards and briefly reprised their iconic roles as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, the stars of Wayne’s World, which helped elevate the titular Queen song from a hit to an undisputed classic.
Meyers and Carvey presented Bohemian Rhapsody at the ceremony and made several references to their 1992 hit comedy. Meyers kicked things off by reciting their trademark quote, “We’re not worthy!” Then Carvey warned his fellow presenter that he felt like he was gonna “hurl”
“Don’t hurl cause if you honk I’ll spew,” Myers said in response, mirroring one of the more memorable exchanges from the film.
“And if you spew I’ll blow chunks, so I shall not hurl,” Carvey replied.
While it may seem a bit ridiculous to have two goofball comedians present an Oscar-nominated film, the movie played a massive role in the song’s lasting popularity. Bohemian Rhapsody was already a popular song when it was released in 1975, it reached a new level of cultural prominence due to its iconic presence in Wayne’s World, as the slacker suburbanites infamously rock out to the song while driving around Aurora, Illinois. The song shot to the top of the charts thanks to the film, landing at number 2 Billboard Charts and eventually becoming the UK’s third-best-selling single of all time.