Wayne’s World is a comedic classic that can be enjoyed by many generations.

Of course, the chemistry between Saturday Night Live co-stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar accounts for a lot of the replay appeal. The onscreen couple reunited for a Super Bowl commercial because the film is still relevant. Working with Carvey, though, was about more than turning a popular routine into a comedic classic. Austin Powers was indirectly influenced by Myers’ work on the cult hit with his fellow SNL veteran.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, like Wayne’s World, is considered a classic in Myers’ long acting career. During a GQ interview, the SNL alum cited Carvey’s impact. After previously debuting the character on Canadian television, he stated Wayne was only in his “trunk of characters.” Producer Lorne Michaels gave Myers one movie idea after making a sensation on the late-night comedy show. However, the actor objected and insisted on a film about cable-access rock fans. The gamble paid off handsomely, as the comedy became the series’ first box office hit. The Austin Powers actor opened out about working with Carvey after more than three decades.

The fact that the comedian’s performance had an impact on the espionage comedy revealed how talented he is. That’s why he’s considered one of the best cast members on Saturday Night Live. Myers, on the other hand, is no slouch. Looking back, you can see some of Carvey’s body and mannerisms in the film. Myers’ writing was influenced by his Wayne’s World 2 co-star. The Shrek star opened up on how his co-comedic star’s energy and timing inspired his film performances.

Austin Powers’ bizarre behavior is eventually explained. The Love Guru actor realized that creating or reading a screenplay is not the same as executing it. After buried the hatchet years ago, acknowledging his co-contribution star’s to the successful spy comedy was a kind gesture. Of course, this was good to hear, especially since Carvey was on the verge of leaving the film when his contributions were deleted from the initial draft.