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NEWS
August 9, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Saturday Night Live" has been spawning hip catch phrases since the days of John Belushi and "No Coke; Pepsi." Now, a litany of twisted teen-speak is on the lips of in-the-know fans of "Wayne's World," "SNL's" fictional public access cable show broadcast from the basement of a suburban home in Aurora, Ill.
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NEWS
June 28, 1990 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a performer complains of not getting top billing it can come off sounding egotistical, but that's hardly the case when the performer is Dana Carvey of "Saturday Night Live." That could be because Carvey's a good-natured kind of guy with an innocent, boyish appearance. Then again, maybe it's because Carvey's complaint is about being upstaged by, of all people, himself. "The first year I did Church Lady it was overwhelming," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dana Carvey, who makes his film debut in "Opportunity Knocks," is being interviewed as a movie star, not as a member of the comic ensemble of "Saturday Night Live." But old habits are hard to break. You ask him if he plans to leave the venerable late-night show in pursuit of a Hollywood career, and suddenly George Bush is answering. "Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent." And how does he feel audiences will react to his character in "Opportunity Knocks"?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dana Carvey, who makes his film debut in "Opportunity Knocks," is being interviewed as a movie star, not as a member of the comic ensemble of "Saturday Night Live." But old habits are hard to break. You ask him if he plans to leave the venerable late-night show in pursuit of Hollywood, and suddenly George Bush is answering. "Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent." And how does he feel audiences will react to his character in "Opportunity Knocks"?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1990 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dana Carvey is such a blissfully twerpy presence on "Saturday Night Live" that his astonishing, Peter Sellers-like gift for mimicry is an added comic bonus. In his Church Lady and George Bush characterizations, he raises clenched WASP rectitude to dizzying satiric heights. In director Donald Petrie's "Opportunity Knocks" (citywide), Carvey has his first starring role in the movies.
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