That’s DOCTOR Evil. I didn’t spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called “Mister”, thank you very much.
Nostalgia is a powerful weapon. In a time where every show or movie known to man is getting rebooted, classic characters sometimes don’t have the same star power when they are brought back. That could not be more untrue for Dr. Evil. Dr. Evil is one of my favorite comedic characters of all-time. I love everything about the Austin Powers series. I went down a rabbit hole of funny scenes once I heard Dr. Evil was going to make an appearance on the Tonight Show. You can drop “Yeah baby Yeah,” “Number Two,” “Sharks with freaking laser beams,” or “Shag now or shag later” and 90% of people who lived during the 90s would know it’s from Austin Powers.
Back to last night’s sketch. Dr. Evil could have been talking about paint drying and I would’ve laughed. Every one of Dr. Evil’s quirks were used. The evil laugh, air quotes, the dramatic turn in the chair, the awkward smile, and singing commercials all brought me back down memory lane. There have been rumors about an Austin Powers 4 for years and Mike Myers has said that he would love to do it if they came come up with a script. Mike, please, make this happen. Everyone needs Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Number Two, Mini-Me, Frau, Basil, and Scott back in their lives.
Enjoy these clips, baby.