Hops and Box Office Flops: WAYNE’S WORLD 2 – We’re Putting on a Podcast … Oh Yes
Wayne’s World 2 came hot off the heels of its smash hit predecessor. The first—which remains the most successful Saturday Night Live-inspired film—grossed over $180 million worldwide.
Suffice to say, Wayne’s World 2 could not replicate that success. Earning just $48 million on double the budget ($40 million), its returns were a disappointment. Some would say they, “licked the cat’s butt.”
The dismal gross would also suggest that Wayne’s World 2 is demonstrably worse than the first. That’s simply not true. Is it derivative? Sure. But it’s also consistently funny, generating enough new gags to keep the most cynical of us entertained—even if just moderately.
Anyway, if you’ve got a fine eye for details, perhaps some of the recycled material will bother you. If not, watch and enjoy the sequel for what it is, cross the Ts, dot the lowercase js, and party on!
Now, sit back, go on a spirit quest with a Voodoo Ranger Higher Plane Hazy Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing Co., and get that microphone! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash, Chumpzilla, and Mayor McCheese are singing an epic rendition of YMCA at the Tool Box!
This Week’s Segments:
- Introduction/Plot Breakdown – Overly familiar? A little. But Wayne and Garth still pack a comedic punch. (00:00)
- The “Waynestock” Trivia Challenge – I challenge the field to trivia about the movie. (1:04:08)
- Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week, and next up: We begin our “Hops and 00-Flops,” series with The Long Kiss Goodnight! (1:14:05)