Wayne's World 2
Lee Tergesen returns as Terry, the cameraman, for the sequel to
movie starts off a lot like the first, with an airing of "Wayne's
World" on public access cable TV in Aurora, Illinois. But this
time around, Wayne has hit the "big time": He and his TV
show have moved out of his parents' house and into a renovated doll
After Wayne (Mike Myers), Garth (Dana Carvey),
Terry (Lee) and Neil (Dan Bell) wrap up the show for the night, it's
off to the MirthMobile. Destination: Aerosmith concert. But the
ratty blue Pacer doesn't just pull up to the curb anymore. Holy
Batcave! The guys slide down a pole, Batman-and-Robin style.
(In "Extreme Closeup," an extra
feature on the DVD edition of the movie, Mike Myers explains that a
lot of the 1960s references in this movie were signs of his
transition to the "Austin Powers" movies.)
still plenty of room for 1970's-era headbanging music -- as the boys
head off to the concert to the beat of Golden Earring's "Radar
Love." Terry is prominent throughout these early scenes,
screaming, headbanging and being appropriately mirthful in the
Mirthmobile and at the Aerosmith concert.
For reasons that involve dream encounters with
a half-naked Indian and the late Jim Morrison as well as wanting to
keep his girlfriend away from the clutches of another sleazy
producer (played by Christoper Walken), Wayne decides to stage a
music festival right there in Aurora, Illinois. The headliners of
"Waynestock," of course, will be Aerosmith. Plus countless
other mega-acts. "If you book them, they will come," Jim
Morrison assures Wayne.
Garth "travel" to London to recruit legendary roadie Del
Preston (Ralph Brown) to help organize Waynestock. It becomes
increasingly clear that Del has fried a few brain cells during his
career, but he mesmerizes the roadies-in-training (including Terry)
with amazing tales from the road.
the show goes on, Wayne suspects his girlfriend, Cassandra (Tia
Carrere) of being unfaithful and hatches a plan to spy on her. He
dresses as a construction worker; Garth masquerades as a cop; Neil
is a biker; and Terry is adorable in a white sailor's uniform. I
think you can see where this is leading.
is spotted spying on Cassandra, the guys go on the run to escape
from Christopher Walken’s
character. Unwittingly, they wind up ducking into a gay bar.
Inevitably -- and hilariously -- the quartet ends up on stage,
dancing and lip-syncing to the Village People’s, “YMCA.”
drawing ever near and Del Preston begins the roadies' training. This
is another good plot device for Lee fans, as it necessitates Terry
changing into a black leather
vest for most of the remainder of the movie.
is in two
more brief scenes before the concert begins. One takes place during
an airing of "Wayne's World," during which Terry advises Wayne to stop
talking about the naked Indian and Jim Morrison’s ghost.
other scene occurs as zany vintage comedian Rip
Taylor relates how he came to agree to
appear at WayneStock, sitting next to the ever-attentive Terry as he
on to the concert, where Terry is dressed in his roadie uniform –
dark sunglasses, black leather vest with no shirt, black jeans, a couple of rings and leather necklaces
and a number of chains and metal accessories hanging on his belt. He
does a sound check with Chris Farley.
There are a few more glimpses of roadie Terry before the end of the
flick, as Wayne, Cassandra -- and Aerosmith -- arrive just in
go to Rose for her help with the synopsis.)