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Remember back when comedies came out that had “thought” and “creativity” put into them and weren’t just mass-produced, hour-and-a-half long advertisements and the like? Now think back to the early ’90s, “the good ol’ days”—Airheads, Home Alone, Wayne’s World—these movies shaped a generation. Wayne’s World was one of those movies that you had to be a little older to appreciate, but man, what an influence it played on the next decade and a half of comedies. While most teen comedies nowadays, such as Epic Movie and Not Another Teen Movie, blur the boundaries between cinema and excrement, Wayne’s World successfully integrated pseudo-sketch comedy into 94 minutes of “schwing!” Give it a watch sometime and you’ll say, “Wow! What a totally amazing, excellent movie!” fusing elements of Mike Myers’ sketch comedy with—wait, that’s about all he did. Fun fact: “That’s what she said” dates at least as far back as 1991 with Wayne and Garth swooning over a poster of Claudia Schiffer. After seeing it, most comedies nowadays make me think, “Gee, I wish that was more like Wayne’s World.” Even later classics such as Dumb and Dumber can’t help but draw on the experiences pioneered by Wayne’s World. Adored by fans and heralded by critics, Wayne’s World is a solid addition to the DVD collection of anyone who enjoys fun. Party on, Wayne. Party on.