Bill and Ted's Excellent Online Adventure, circa 2002 into the future
December 2, 2017 3:01 PM   Subscribe

You might think it's most heinous that we have yet again failed to celebrate Bill and Ted day on June 9th (6/9), but there's always the excellent Bill and Ted (dot org) to help you celebrate those two excellent dudes year 'round. Beyond the two movies, the well-documented Excellent Adventure (1989, sci-fi buddy comedy) and lesser detailed Bogus Journey (1991, another cult hit), as well as the two seasons of the cartoon series (1990-1991, with and without Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, and Bernie Casey reprising their film roles), the live-action series (1992, with 7 episodes aired), various comics, a musical theater adaptation of Excellent Adventure, a fan art gallery, a fan fiction library, and more. Whoa! posted by filthy light thief (19 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
This post is A Festivus Miracle!
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:10 PM on December 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


Rufus bless you.
posted by elsietheeel at 3:24 PM on December 2, 2017


There was a carton series?

Whoa!
posted by subdee at 3:24 PM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Film Reroll is a podcast in which various films are played as RPGs (specifically, GURPS). They recently ran Bill &
Ted's Excellent Adventure
, and it was an amazing example of GMing and roleplay.

Not only did the players portray their characters most awesomely, but the GM gave them free rein to travel whereever and whenever they chose (even creating a form mapping any possible phone number to a time & place) and was able to roll with it.

Most excellent!
posted by cheshyre at 3:31 PM on December 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


Evan Dorkin's contributions to the canon were enjoyable.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 3:44 PM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


I doubt any one movie had more of an effect on my musical taste long term than Bogus Journey. 12 year old me was introduced to Faith No More, Primus AND Tom Waits.
posted by mannequito at 5:44 PM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Toronto's first Circle K recently opened up.

You know what I murmured.
posted by Beardman at 6:01 PM on December 2, 2017 [9 favorites]


The sequel to the sequel seems to be in development hell. Is this world ready for Bill & Ted at the nursing home, because those guys aren't getting any younger.
posted by Beholder at 7:13 PM on December 2, 2017


Bill & Ted at the nursing home, because those guys aren't getting any younger.

Have you seen Keanu recently? His skin is RADIANT.
posted by Literaryhero at 7:54 PM on December 2, 2017 [6 favorites]


Station!
posted by Start with Dessert at 9:51 PM on December 2, 2017 [4 favorites]


I met a really cute, nerdy guy at a party back in 1989. We hit it off, he asked me out.

Our first date, we saw Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure..

We've been married 27 years come February, and still reply to each other with "Party on, dude".
posted by MissySedai at 11:13 PM on December 2, 2017 [20 favorites]


Evan Dorkin was the artist and writer on the 12-issue run of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book", and it is giddily entertaining.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:42 AM on December 3, 2017 [1 favorite]



We've been married 27 years come February, and still reply to each other with "Party on, dude".


Most Excellent!
posted by notsnot at 7:11 AM on December 3, 2017


Excellent Adventure is my most favorite popcorn flick of all time... It hit a nerve with 8th grade me that pretty much helped my transition from flat-top, oxford and pocket protector to long hair, flannel and... pocket protector.

Seriously...

Iron Maiden!
posted by Nanukthedog at 2:21 PM on December 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


"You might be a king
Or a little street sweeper
But sooner or later
You dance with da Reaper"
posted by Optamystic at 5:15 AM on December 4, 2017 [1 favorite]


Bill and Ted are harmless fun. The world needs more harmless fun.

"Hi. Welcome to the future: San Dimas, California — 2688. And I'm telling you, it's great here. The air is clean. The water is clean. Even the dirt is clean! Bowling averages are way up. Mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent water slides than any other planet we communicate with."
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek at 6:45 AM on December 4, 2017 [2 favorites]


We've been married 27 years come February, and still reply to each other with "Party on, dude".

Please tell me that your wedding officiant finished with "Be excellent to each other."
posted by Beardman at 7:27 AM on December 4, 2017 [2 favorites]


I am having a stressful week and man just remembering the existence of Bill and Ted makes me so happy. So here’s a disproportionately heartfelt thanks for this post.:)
posted by skye.dancer at 7:50 AM on December 4, 2017 [2 favorites]


Everything is different, but the same...things are more moderner than before...bigger, and yet smaller...it's computers...San Dimas High School football rules!!!
posted by Chrysostom at 8:07 PM on December 6, 2017 [1 favorite]


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