Mike Myers Thought ’Bohemian Rhapsody’ Scene In ‘Wayne’s World’ Wasn’t Funny, The Director Recalls

1992’s comedy ‘Wayne’s World’ had a scene where Mike Myers and Dana Carvey rocked out to Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Speaking to THR in a recent interview, the film’s director Penelope Spheeris revealed that Myers didn’t find that scene funny.

Recalling the time they filmed the scene, Spheeris said:

They hated doing it. They hated banging their head in the car. It hurt. James Hetfield, all those headbangers, they’re used to it. These guys weren’t used to doing that. They didn’t have the muscles in their neck, and it started hurting really bad. They started asking for Advil on the set. The worst part is Mike said not only does it hurt, but it’s also not funny.

It seems that this wasn’t the only thing Myers and Spheeris clashed on. According to the director, the actor’s father died when the filming was done, so he wasn’t there to watch the first screening. As a result, he didn’t like the outcome.

Here is what Spheeris recalled:

“I got great audience reaction in the testing setting. That’s when the crap hit the fan. He wasn’t there to witness the incredible audience reaction, look at the test cards, and realize that we had something on our hands.

After watching the film alone, Myers wrote an 11-page note, about which Penelope said:

“Most of them sucked.

In a previous interview with BBC, Brian May revealed that Freddie Mercury watched the scene shortly before his passing and loved it:

“I took it to Freddie, who was not in a good state then. He was confined to his bed, but I took it around and played it to him, and he loved it. Strangely enough, the humor in it was quite close to our own. Because we did that kind of thing in the car, bouncing up and down to our own tracks!”

You can watch the interview and the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ scene below.