Me, myself, and I:
Like most of us I was first exposed to Mike Myers through his incredible work on Saturday Night Live around 1991. Looking back, I don't recall Mike being my favorite cast member at the time. That was probably due to the fact that most of his characters, such as Dieter of Spockets, were a little over my head at the time. Since then I have really enjoyed the SNL reruns on Comedy Central.
Mike's breakthrough came when Wayne's World became a feature film in 1992 and became a small pop-culture phenomenon. It's appeal is fascinating. Although I didn't understand most of the humor at the time, I enjoyed it nonetheless. Wayne's World 2 was another huge success, but then came So I Married and Axe Muderer, which didn't meet expectations.
Mike disappeared for several years to come to terms with his father's 1991 death. He played hockey and revisited many of the old movies his father had first exposed him to. Then he came out of nowhere in 1997 with a little publicized film, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. A tribute to his father and the old spy films, it was a modest success, grossing 54 million dollars in the U.S. (To tell you the truth, I only saw it once in the theater.) It slowly developed into a hugely popular franchise and...
...that's where this page comes in. I started this page after taking a class in HTML in February of 1998. The final project, of course, was making a web page. I was somewhat desperate for a topic and went through a list of possibilities before deciding on Austin Powers. And here we are, but I still have one question:
"Do I make you horny baby? Randy? Do I?"
The Smashing Austin Powers Homepage F.A.Q. Version 69.00 (Yeah baby!)
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