Schoolyard scenes and interacting
with the popular kids
We believe a few scenes from the
original script were actually filmed for the original cut of Excellent
Adventure. These scenes show Bill and Ted arriving at school in the bus
and greeting the popular kids (Biff and Ox included) only to be told they are
cretins (they proclaim this "Excellent!", thinking it's a
compliment). Later Bill and Ted attempt to ask two popular girls to the
prom (flyers for the prom can be seen stuck to the lockers in the photos below)
and are turned down.
Prehistoric visits with cavemen
We're not positive, but in the original
script there was more involvement with the two cavemen who only appear briefly
in the final cut of the film when the dudes and the historical figures are
stranded in prehistoric times. The photo above where the cavemen are
approaching Ted and Beethoven seems to prove this out. Also Ted is seen
holding a clipboard, which likely included a list of the historical figures
collected and presumably notes for their report.
Getting to the mall?
This photo seems to show the historical
figures getting into the station wagon in front of Bill's house on their way to
Could this be another scene that was filmed but never used?
The final report, not quite as
The famous final report was originally
filmed to take place in the classroom. The four popular students presented
a dramatization dressed as historical figures themselves (you can see them
sitting with their backs to the camera in the third photo above).
Beethoven apparently writes out some of his music on the chalkboard and Ted
stands in front of the chalkboard which has been divided up into
"Excellent" and "Bogus" sections, the historical figures
having picked items for each category (girls, baseball bats, escalators,
waterslides and a Nerf football making the excellent list; jail, police cars,
bowling, old fashioned clubs and an iron maiden making the bogus list). It
was eventually decided the film needed a more climactic ending and the oral
reports were moved to the auditorium where Bill and Ted could put on a real
Remember when they went to the
Another scene filmed but not used in the
final movie was Bill and Ted attending their prom with the Princess Babes, who
Rufus brings to them. Bill and Ted are seen here wearing the tuxedos with
short pants which inspired that design to be used for the figures in the Kenner
Jam Session Two Pack sets. This scene was changed to the final scene in
the garage for the final film, presumably to keep the focus on Bill and Ted's
dreams of Wyld Stallyns becoming a super band.