Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter crashed the San Dimas High School 2020 graduation

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The teaser for the latest installment of the Bill & Ted trilogy, Bill & Ted Face the Music just dropped this week. Most of us are pretty excited about the return of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter together on our screens. I’m not a B & T fangirl or anything, I enjoyed the first film, not as much the second, and I’ll go see this, if only for the nostalgia. The film is banking on nostalgia and they’re going about in a very cool way. Before the teaser dropped, Keanu and Alex joined the San Dimas High School virtual graduation to congratulate the class of 2020:

I probably don’t need to mention this, but San Dimas High is Bill and Ted’s alma mater, the school in which were flunking history, which led to their most excellent presentation in the first movie. Keanu and Alex’s message was sweet. I was going to say that I can’t believe they’ve never spoken at a San Dimas graduation before, but I forgot high schools don’t have big name speakers, so this is doubly cool. The fact that they struggled between being themselves and their spaced out characters, “Hey, I’m Alex Winter. And I’m Keanu Reeves. And together, we are Wyld Stallyns,” made this more genuine. It’s pretty clear Keanu and Alex discussed what they would say, but didn’t script anything, which I think made this a nice hybrid of the actors and their parts. As far as I can tell from the tweets on this, their appearance was a surprise to the students and likely most of the staff. I love all the ways people are finding to make graduation something for the students to remember. Could you imagine being on your computer, getting drowsy from listening to overly emotional staff tell you how brave you’ve been for finishing senior year at home, when all of a sudden, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter come on saying it stinks that you have to graduate virtually? It must have sucked to have been the person who followed them.

And let’s face it, Keanu could show up on Zoom and burp for 20 minutes, I’d still be there for it.

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  1. SJR says:

    Woah! Excellent. I am ready for B&T3, stream it now.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I didn’t even realize that the high school wasn’t factionalized. Good on them for joining in this year of all years!

    For the record though, I think some high schools get great speakers but there has to be a personal connection. Adam Sandler spoke during my brothers high school graduation since it’s his alma matter and his niece was graduating that year.

    • liz says:

      There can be other reasons too, but yeah, family connections are the most common.

      The high school where my brother teaches had Robert Downey Jr speak at their graduation a few years ago. He had been making a film in the area and the production wanted to use the school as a location. Part of the deal between the school and the production company was that RDJ would speak at graduation that year.

  3. Astrid says:

    Most excellent!

  4. Rae says:

    Love them.

  5. FHMom says:

    My love for Keanu is real.

  6. Harla says:

    Awww, this is so sweet!! And is the best post/tweet/IG/anything I’m likely to see today!

    Be excellent to each other!!

  7. stormsmama says:

    I LOVE getting a glimpse at Keanu’s house <3
    #keanuforever !!!!!!!

  8. paddingtonjr says:

    What a fun way to promote B&T3!! I am looking forward to seeing it; we really need some fun, light nostaglia right now. And what a great message: “be excellent to each other!”

  9. Laura says:

    Just the sweetest thing. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this and brightening my day!! :-)

  10. Madpoe says:

    Most Excellent Dudes!