‘WAG (Wayne and Garth)’: Cardi B makes ‘shameless’ celebrity cameo in Wayne’s World themed Uber Eats Super Bowl commercial
The 28-year-old WAP hitmaker played herself in the ‘shameless’ cameo alongside the boys, as they aim to encourage viewers to eat local in support of restaurants struggling amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Full of costume switches and admittedly humorous ‘manipulation’ tactics to entice the audience, the trio end the commercial jamming out to the Wayne’s World theme song in the intentionally campy ad.
Platinum do: Cardi slips on Garth’s platinum wig and glasses before doing the robot
Eat local: Cardi B teams up with Wayne’s World boys Mike Myers and Dana Carvey for an Uber Eats commercial set to air during the Super Bowl, encouraging viewers to ‘eat local’ and support restaurants amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
The famed SNL skit which was turned into a subsequent film in the nineties treated fans to an unlikely commercial as Myers and Carvey reprised their roles as Wayne and Garth.
True to form, the one-minute ad opens with the theme song before they tells viewers ‘as a local access show we want everyone to support local restaurants, but we’d never manipulate you the way all these other commercials do.’
The video continues to jokingly include tactics like windblown glamour shots and mini-me babies before they say, ‘we’d never shamelessly rely on a celebrity cameo,’ as Cardi enters.
‘Yeah eat local,’ she says in typical Cardi intonation, before the trio make a nod to the very popular TikTok outfit-change jump cut and switch wardrobes with each other.
Celebrity cameo: Cardi appears as a ‘shameless celebrity cameo’ as the boys try and garner her star quality to encourage viewers to eat local
Tactics: Myers and Carvey jokingly cite common commercial manipulation tactics in the one-minute ad
Nostalgia: The famed SNL skit which was turned into a subsequent film in the nineties treated fans to an unlikely commercial as Myers and Carvey reprised their roles as Wayne and Garth
The men end up in Cardi’s forest green feathered robe, and she ends up in Myers outfit before they try a few more times.
The Bodak Yellow singer tries her hand at Garth’s blonde wig and flannel as she does the robot on screen, before they all resume their place on the famed basement set of their public access tv show.
‘Wayne’s World, local eats, yummy time, excellent,’ they all jam at the end, putting an Uber Eats spin on the theme song.
Cardi promoted the commercial on her Instagram Wednesday as she joked, ‘The latest WAG (Wayne and Garth) special guest?! ME!’
TikTok: The video makes a nod to the popular outfit-change jump cut on TikTok
Party on: A series of wardrobe changes later they end up back on the couch jamming out to the theme song
Rocking out: The hilarious clip saw Cardi done their trademark garbs for the UberEats commerical
Continuing to speak on the decision to partner with the duo and Uber Eats she told People, ‘Y’all know I love to eat, and right now we have got to be supporting our local restaurants, like The Griddle Cafe in L.A. So many spots are struggling right now, and it’s up to us to EAT LOCAL! That’s why I teamed up with Uber Eats and my boys Wayne and Garth to help.’
The online delivery platform has allocated $20M to help struggling small businesses amid countless restaurants nationwide that have been forced to shut down entirely or lay off numerous workers since last March.
A pricey spot during Sunday’s upcoming game that will see the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the cost of a 30-second ad last year came at a whopping $5.6M.
Super Bowl 55 airs February 7 at 6:30PM EST.
Super Bowl 55: The one-minute ad will air this Sunday February 7 during the game that sees the Chiefs facing off against the Buccaneers at 6:30PM EST