Hold of the Week
June 28, 2010
Although obscured by the coverage of the BP Oil Spill and the tragic death of television icon Gary Coleman, it is important to note that today marks the 55th anniversary of arguably one of the greatest events of the mid-twentieth century, the birth of Dana Thomas Carvey.
Carvey jumpstarted his career on Saturday Night Live with unforgettable characters and scarily realistic impersonations. Some of his most famous roles on SNL include: The Church Lady, Hans from Hans and Franz, Ross Perot, George Bush Sr., Neil Young, and Garth Algar from the Wayne’s World sketches.
Carvey also played Garth Algar alongside SNL alum Michael Myers in 1992’s comedic blockbuster, Wayne’s World. Other acting credits: Wayne’s World 2, a cameo as a mime in This Is Spinal Tap and the critically acclaimed, but easily forgotten ABC series, The Dana Carvey Show.
Obviously, Dana Carvey’s birthday is NOT a federal holiday and is not a legitimate argument to be excused from work, school, court dates, etc. Nonetheless, it has been said that if there are any honest library patrons in the Miracle Mile they will commemorate the birth of Garth by placing Wayne’s World on hold.Tags: television shows, news, movies