Last night's (February 24th) Oscars ceremony was one of the most rock-oriented ever thanks to the five awards picked up by Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and a show-opening performance by the band with current singer Adam Lambert (which you can watch below). But the icing on the cake was when comedians Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey came together in an onstage Wayne's World reunion to introduce that film for its nomination in the Best Picture category.
Looking dapper in their tuxedos and far past their glory days as the fumbling and lovable headbanging dweebs in the 1992 film, Meyers and Carvey sauntered out following a play-through of the iconic clip from their movie where the heshers and some backseat friends scream along to the Queen track "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a car. Expressing their excitement through their characters' signature "whoas" and "ahhhhhs," the two continue into a bit where Meyers claims "We're not worthy" as Carvey claims, "I think I'm gonna hurl."
The bit was classic and perfect, much to the delight of the crowd and specifically the members of Queen seen in a panning shot. A brief standing ovation follows, then Meyers takes things a bit more seriously. "'Bohemian Rhapsody' played a large part in the success of Wayne's World," he tells the crowd. "We're humbled to be associated with that brilliant song,"
A slightly flustered Carvey laughs a bit and delivers a few lines to introduce the film. "It's our pleasure to introduce a Best Picture nominee that celebrates the life of Freddy Mercury through the genius of Queen's music," he announces. The two funnymen shout out the film's title together then turn to shake hands and bow before exiting the stage.
Bohemian Rhapsody ended up losing the category to Green Book, but actor Rami Malek picked up a trophy for his role as the late Mercury, and there's no doubt the historic reunion was the most memorable introduction to a nominee of the night.