Death: The great equalizer. One of the hardest things we ever go through is watching someone we love suffer loss. It’s important to let our loved ones know that we’re there for them, to let them know that everything will be OK, and perhaps most importantly, to reference the 1992 hit comedy Wayne’s World. But which Wayne’s World quotes are appropriate at such a delicate time? Hard Style’s got you covered.
Here’s our list of the top 5 Wayne’s World references to use on a grieving loved one.
1. “Phil, if you’re gonna spew, spew into this.” – Garth
What your loved one needs most right now is someone to spew into — a shoulder to cry on. The most important part of being there for someone is just that — being there. Once you and your friend in mourning are done chuckling because this quote made you remember the hit comedy Wayne’s World, they’ll know they have someone they can truly spew into.
2. “Benjamin is no one’s friend. If Benjamin were an ice cream flavor, he’d be pralines and dick.” – Garth
It doesn’t take an English major or psychologist to pick up on the ‘Benjamin’ Garth is referring to here: Death. Anger is a necessary stage of grief and your loved one needs to face it head on. After your grieving friend is done full on belly laughing at this comedic gem, they’ll come to terms with the human condition. We are born to die and it’s just not fair, but that’s just how it is.
3. “Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he’d put on a dress and play a girl bunny?” – Garth
With so much wisdom throughout the film it’s easy to forget that sometimes Wayne’s World was just trying to make us laugh. Irreverence can be an important distraction to someone suffering loss.
4.“You know if you stab a man in the dead of winter, steam will rise up from the wounds. Indians believed it was his soul escaping from his body.” – Glen
Stop reading this and go to your local bookstore. Pick up a copy of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Have you done that? Good. Now throw it in the garbage because this Wayne’s World reference is all you really need. A meditation on mortality. An essay in impermanence.
5.“Scha-wing” – Wayne & Garth
If there’s a more life affirming word sort of in the english language, we haven’t heard it. At last we come to acceptance. It’s time for your grieving loved one to move in with their lives and to take on the new adventures that lie ahead. In other words, Scha-wing.
Can you think of any other Wayne’s World references that can help a grieving loved one through a tough time? Let us know in the comments below.
Article by Dan Rice @danricecomedy
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