The year was 1989 and in suburban movieplexes everywhere Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves in a role he would play forever) were loveable under achievers from San Dimas in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Now, I have no evidence to support how successful this movie was other than the fact that I can probably quote about couple dozen lines from the film and believe that most people in the 30ish to 40ish realm can too (at least the ones I know).
We are told early in the film that the music of Bill and Ted’s band, the Wyld Stallyns, will be the basis of a future utopian society. But it seems that this idyllic future is at risk and an ambassador from the future, Rufus (George Carlin) must travel back in time to help them complete a history class report lest they both get kicked out of school and the Wyld Stallyns be dissolved along with this amazing future where Clarence Clemons (Seriously! He’s in this movie!) is part of this shadowy cool board of important future people that make the big decisions.
The time machine: A phone booth. Excellent! *air guitar*