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Mike Myers and Dana Carvey on Thursday dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the actor-comedians discussed their upcoming Super Bowl commercial in which they reprise their iconic characters from Wayne’s World. The spot is for an Uber Eats campaign to help shine a spotlight on local restaurants.
The pair first played Wayne Campbell (Myers) and Garth Algar (Carvey) on Saturday Night Live before going on to make two films. The first was a massive box office success. The second, not so much.
Myers and Carvey explained to Fallon (also an SNL veteran) how Wayne’s World actually broke a curse on the long-running NBC sketch series.
“The first very time we went on, we were the last sketch,” Carvey said. Fallon pointed out that Wayne’s World was done on a portion of the Studio 8H stage where “sketches go to die.”
Myers interjected, “The dead corner that doesn’t have an audience looking at you at all. They have to watch you on a monitor. And you’re like, ‘Is anyone watching?’ You feel like you’re sending it out into space.”
Carvey said prior to air, the two would jump up and down to get as much energy as possible. “I think when you’re last up and you’re over in the corner, you’re trying to be defiant. And, eventually, it caught on.” Fallon noted the curse had been broken.
Myers and Carvey had a falling out and did not speak for years before they buried the hatchet and once again played their Wayne’s World characters on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in 2015.
Watch the Fallon interview below.
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