As Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan get ready to face the music in their long-awaited third and final adventure — um, Bill & Ted: Face the Music — it’s worth taking a minute to reflect upon just how much this unlikely duo have rocked their way into our pop-culture lexicon. When writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon first stumbled upon the idea of combining the time-traveling fun of Back to the Future with, let’s say, the party-time excellence of “Wayne’s World” and the surfer slang of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (anachronisms be damned!), little could they know that their good-natured, bumbling teens and their fledgling band, Wyld Stallyns, would, as they do in the franchise, go on to change the world forever.
Whether you’re air guitaring in most-triumphant celebration or just having a really bogus day at work, here are 10 quotes we borrow all the time from our most-excellent friends Bill and Ted.
Party on, dudes!
“Party on, dudes.”
“Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”
“We got totally lied to by our album covers.”
“Nah, I just have a minor Oedipal complex.”