Yeah, Baby!!! It’s Shagadelic. It’s Austin Powers!


By Ryan Zimmerman
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        Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me  

Mike Myers brought his SNL fame and popularity to the big screen in the 90s, but it wasn’t until Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery hit theaters in 1997 that Myers’ 1960s sexual superhero took moviegoers by their mojo and smacked them in the face with a heavy helping of catch phrases and unforgettable characters. Then, in 1999, Myers hit us again with an equally "randy" sequel, Austin Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham) & Austin Powers (Mike Myers) dance during the movie's opening creditsPowers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Powers was the Super Spy Spoof, and the comedic references and the over-the-top scenes fell into place as seamlessly as they were intended. Austin Powers made "Do I make you Horny?" an often repeated quote by every frat boy in America and allowed tartar-tarnished teeth and furry chests to be overlooked and instead, relished.

Powers wasn’t alone in his effortless, yet high impact mannerisms and side-splitting scenes. Dr. Evil, also played by Myers, brought a sinister uniqueness to the often overdone and underpolished "bad guy" role. Dr. Evil thrived in a quirky and hysterical world of Evil through overzealous concoctions of doom and his insatiable appetite to ruin Powers, as well as the world. Whether it was using a "frickin laser beam" or demanding One Million dollars, Evil was the star of the series. Vanessa Kensington & Austin Powers attempt to escape via Dr. Evil's lairNot to be outdone, Myers brought another alter ego to the mix, with the Scottish slob, Fat Bastard. Bastard encompassed the same comedic timing and stand out performances as Powers and Evil, but with a pungent and ridiculous tone so nasty that it still emits a groan from me when I watch the DVD. The vixens and lady loves in Austin Powers were as outrageous as their names–Heather Graham as Felicity Shagwell, Fabiana Udenio as Alotta Fagina, Gia Carides as Robin Spitz Swallows, and Kristen Johnston as Ivana Humpalot. Each femme fatale had a name that said it all and caused the "Come again?" reactions from Powers each time they were introduced. Recurring favorites included Mini-Me and Scott Evil. Both would fight for their "father’s" love in hopes of one day ruling the world alongside their psychotic patriarch. They developed a sibling rivalry that was as humorous as it was legit.

The Powers films eventually turned into a trilogy, with Goldmember being the last chapter in the series in the 2000s. However, the social impact it had makes it truly a staple of the 90s—not afraid to take on any challengers! Well, except for Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.

Mike Myers as Dr. Evil Verne Troyer as Mini-Me Mike Myers as Fat Bastard - I want my baby back baby back baby back ...ribs Mindy Sterling as Frau Farbissina Robert Wagner as Number Two, Dr. Evil's right-hand man

Dr. Evil
(Mike Myers)

(Verne Troyer)

Fat Bastard
(Mike Myers)

Frau Farbissina
(Mindy Sterling)

Number Two
(Robert Wagner)

Seth Green as Scott Evil

Scott Evil
(Seth Green)

Kristen Johnston as Ivana Humpalot

Ivana Humpalot
(Kristen Johnston)

Ming Tea – BBC music video

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Fabiana Udenio as Alotta Fagina

Alotta Fagina
(Fabiana Udenio)

Michael York as Basil Exposition

Basil Exposition
(Michael York)


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