One of the stranger rivalries to develop among “Saturday Night Live” alumni was the one between Mike Myers and Dana Carvey* who’ve been quietly feuding over the years about their work together on the big green adaptation of their “Wayne’s World” skit. Even after the 1992 film made piles of money for Paramount (full disclosure: MTV and Paramount share parent company Viacom), Carvey felt that Myers was trying to minimize his role in a sequel (after Myers allegedly attempted to block Carvey from being in the first film), and even Penelope Spheeris, who directed the film, was even dragged into the mess, blocked from directing the lackluster “Wayne’s World 2″ after ignoring Myers’ editing notes. Most of the beef seems to stem from Myers (who’s become terribly rich thanks to the “Shrek” and “Austin Powers” franchises) engaging in beastly behavior with his collaborators.
Well, all parties have decided to put the past behind them, agreeing to participate in an April 23 reunion event at the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences Wilshire Boulevard location, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the 20 years since the first film, supposedly Carvey and Myers haven’t spoken to one another very much, save for a 2011 resurrection of the characters of basement dwelling burnouts Wayne and Garth. The reunion would see the duo, along with Spheeris, in a panel moderated by “Saturday Night Light” creator and “Wayne’s World” producer Lorne Michaels.
Speaking to THR, Spheeris says:
“We’re all getting too old to be pissed,” she says. “Wayne’s World has such a beautiful, uplifting spirit about it. Why should there be a dark cloud? This is going to be cathartic. Everyone’s going to walk out of there high — sort of like they did when they watched the movie.”
*The most brutal would be between Bill Murray and Chevy Chase who notoriously came to blows backstage during the early days of the show.