|cognitivedissonance - 2015-12-15 |
Don't give me orders! I give YOU orders!
|infinite zest - 2015-12-15 |
Ugh.. still looks better than my horrible Wayne's World PC adventure game.. I think we had this when I was a kid and as far as I know it's never been opened or played.
|fedex - 2015-12-15 |
its suddenly like a Rocky Horror moment
|badideasinaction - 2015-12-15 |
We played one of those VCR games back in the day; one friend decided that since he had no chance of winning he'd just run the clock out by taking ten minutes to roll the dice so all the other players lost as well. On that day I discovered a both a big flaw in said game's design and that my friend was a complete dick.
|infinite zest - 2015-12-16 |
It's weird how Wayne's World was the most successful sketch-based franchise to come out of SNL, but has aged the worst. Seriously, the Coneheads movie is funnier than Wayne's World.
I do know some people who still like the movie, and personally I like Penelope Spheeris, who made it into a pretty decent mockumentary of sorts gleaning from Decline of Western Civilization pt 2, but personally I can't stand it anymore.
it is a perfect time capsule of the 90s
I still like Wayne's World, but I freely admit it's because I have a lot of positive nostalgia associated with it. If I saw it for the first time today, I probably wouldn't be impressed.
Honestly, I still enjoy both the movies in the same way I enjoy Beavis and Butthead.
Sure they are 90s as hell, but they were more focused on mocking 90s culture than promoting it, so yeah, still enjoyable.
I'm only objecting to your claim that Coneheads is funnier. WW has the obvious nostalgia factor going for it and maybe I'm biased because of that. I think MST3K, Beavis and Butthead, and WW are very similar concepts, and that might be part of the reason.
But yes, it didn't age as well as the other two, it was on TV at some hotel some months ago, and I was not able to make it to the end (and this one as well -- best I could do was 14 minutes.)
I posted before reading garcet71283's comment! :)
Funny, I was actually going to use B&B as an example of a short and pretty funny thing that doesn't make sense for a 90+ minute movie, so I'm glad we're all on the same page there. It's not that I think Coneheads was a better movie (please just shoot me before I have to watch either again) but Wayne's World was so trapped in the 90s Zeitgeist that even a few years later it would cease to be funny, save for a couple of V-effect jokes here and there, which was relatively new at the time, especially for a 10 year old me who wouldn't know Brecht from a hole in the ground. But Coneheads, on the other hand, had more of a universal appeal. It worked about as well as Blues Brothers 2000 but it wasn't stuck in some time trap.
Also, I'm sorry I was mean, I overreacted. Humble apologies.
|TeenerTot - 2015-12-16 |
1:45 and I'm out.
|Nominal - 2015-12-16 |
It's weird realizing that someone under 30 would no longer get half the jokes in Wayne's World.
-Grey Poupon commercials
-Robert Patrick asking "Have you seen this boy?"
And anyone under 18:
side note: a couple months ago I was volunteering for a youth music event and these two middle school age girls lock arms and start hopping.
"You guys are like Laverne and Shirley!"
They gave me a weird look and I immediately felt like an asshole. =(
Aw.. I don't really watch much TV but I assumed that they still had Grey Poupon commercials. It's one of those unretirable advertising tropes like "Just Do It" or the Old Spice jingle or Tony The Tiger's "They're Great!" Plus it writes itself: two X-wing pilots in the middle of a battle get side by side and pass the mustard, and C3PO says "Pardon me.." some shit like that. The Force Awakens December 18th dipshits.
Two Jar Slave
Bugs Bunny is still there. The old cartoons haven't gone anywhere, they have a strong 20th century legacy, and they are still great and will make kids laugh. There is nothing to worry about. Please stop wishing for new, inferior cartoons to be made.
Two Jar Slave
That said, I'm sure new, inferior cartoons are being penciled even as we speak.
See if you can make it past "eh.. what's up dogg" THIS AIN'T YO DADDY'S BUGS BUNNY!
|boner - 2015-12-16 |
Shagadelic, Wayne. Oh behave, Garth.
|Spit Spingola - 2017-09-14 |
It cost too much for them to get Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey to tolerate eachother in the same room together. This is giving me memories of Carowinds theme park, which had a ride called "The Hurler" complete with Mike Meyers (without Dana Carvey) as Wayne on the little video screens reading you the safety instructions for the ride.
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