Watching the videos without the context provided by the rule book, the board, and the game pieces makes for a surreal experience that feels like I've wandered through a silly mixed media performance art installation. I've spent many, many hours of my life that I only get to live once -- twice, if I'm super lucky -- watching these stupid videos, trying to make sense of them and trying to figure out how their games could have been played. I still don't know, and I don't care.
At the peak of its popularity in the early 1990s, executives at Mattel figured they'd jump on the Wayne's World merchandising bandwagon. So they dialed up Mike Myers and Dana Carvey and told them they were holding the men's families captive, and that Mattel would release them if and only if they both agreed to act as though they were being read a board game rule book, in character as Wayne and Garth. With no rule book in front of me and without knowing what order (if any) in which the segments of the video are supposed to be viewed, I can't help but feel that Myers and Carvey -- who apparently filmed their portions separately, in different rooms, and probably at completely different times and universes -- were told to do their shtick over and over to the camera to a dead silent crew, and the video was stitched together from there. This could be because the YouTube upload might not be the original video in its entirety -- but then again, maybe it is the full video, and the game was just a shitty stupid mess.