Mike Myers's Bohemian Rhapsody Cameo Is a Nod to Wayne's World

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American fans will have to wait until November 2 to see the new ​Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, but U.K. audiences have already seen it—and one scene in particular has many fans reacting.

The 1975 hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody" was revitalized and returned to the charts thanks to the now-iconic opening scene in 1992's Wayne's World featuring Mike Myers and his co-stars jamming out to the rock-opera song.

Now, things have come full circle for Myers and Queen. Myers, who is a bit unrecognizable with curly hair and a beard, is featured in a scene in Bohemian Rhapsody playing EMI executive Ray Foster, who makes a bold claim about "Bohemian Rhapsody" the song.

"No one is going to be head-banging in the car to 'Bohemian Rhapsody,'" he says, according to NME, in what is obviously a full-meta reference to Wayne's World.

Myers's appearance in the movie is a fun not, particularly considering what Wayne's World did for the band. Recently, Queen guitarist ​Brian May talked about how the hit comedy helped the band regain popularity in America after Mercury's death.

"There’s a huge irony there ... because there was a time when we completely owned America and we would tour there every year... and then we lost America for various reasons," May said. "Freddie had a very dark sense of humor. And he used to say, ‘I suppose I’ll have to die before we get America back.’ And, in a sense, that was what happened. And it was Wayne’s World—which came completely out of nowhere—that made it happen."

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A Diehard Fan of The Office Just Wrote a 24-Episode 10th Season—and You Can Read It Online

The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
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Just like William Shakespeare before him, one fan of The Office has been using his time in quarantine to get a little creative, writing an entire new season of the beloved sitcom.

As Geek Tyrant reports, extreme Dunder Mifflinite Nick Janicki spent his time indoors writing a full, 24-episode 10th season of the series, and it's available for anyone to read online. Just be prepared that it may take a little time, as it's 900 pages long!

Janicki did the beloved sitcom appropriate justice by bringing back all the most crucial characters, including Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly, and Jim Halpert. To see exactly what goes down in each episode, and how Janicki's imagined 10th season plays out, you'll have to read it for yourself. The scripts are described as a "reunion season" and each one is currently available to read in PDF form. With titles like "The Dunderal," [PDF] and "Bachelor & Chill," [PDF] it sounds like fans are in for a real treat.

It might not be the long-awaited reunion fans had hoped for, but hey, it's something. As for whether or not the series will ever make like Friends and announce an official reunion, that is really anyone's guess. According to the show's creator Greg Daniels, the ensemble cast might be too big and too busy to all come back together for a new show. Thankfully, however, fans got the next big thing when many of the actors appeared on a recent episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News for a virtual wedding.

[h/t Geek Tyrant]