The scene in
which Evil Robot Bill & Ted kidnap the Princess Babes to take them to the
Battle of the Bands was notably different for several reasons. First,
the robots knock Missy out, not with their breath but with Evil Bill's
fist! In early drafts of the script, Captain Logan also confronted the
robots, only to be pushed up into the ceiling by them. The robots then
pull an outrageous bluff by unzipping their skins to reveal themselves to be
disguised . . . as each other! (This would have tied in with Rufus'
revelation of actually being Ms. Wardroe at the end of the movie.) And
finally, after talking to Bill & Ted on the phone and then De Nomolos,
they leave behind ominous cylinders which would have led into the facing the
fears scene also cut from the final film.
storyboards also illustrate how this scene played out originally:
behind-the-scene photos show what it would have looked like when
Evil Bill & Evil Ted reveal that they are actually disguised as each
If you look
closely while watching the movie, you can see the discarded
skins on the floor behind Evil Bill & Ted as they talk to Bill & Ted
on the phone!
final film, the footage of Evil Robot Bill & Ted opening their skin to
their inner workings was used to scare the Princesses instead of when they
would reach inside themselves to retrieve the cylinders.
This scene was
also included in the novelization as follows (the photos are not from the novel
but included for illustrative purposes):
The Porsche was pretty
beat up by now, but it still went fast, so fast that the game of trying to annoy
people on the freeway turned out to be no fun at all. With the tape deck
cranked up as high as it would go, Evil Bill and Evil Ted wanted to go fast, not
slow, no matter how steamed it made the other drivers on the road. They
had to content themselves with trying to run over cats on the streets around
Evil Bill was driving and
Evil Ted was keeping a sharp lookout for any small creature they could run
over. While they had originally thought of cats, anything would do,
actually - squirrels, poodles, raccoons - they weren't particular.
pointed. "Whoa! There’s one, dude!"
Evil Bill yanked the wheel
and the car careened wildly across the street. There was the sound of
screaming tires and a cat - it would never know how lucky it was - yowling in
the night as it scrambled to get out of the way.
yelled Evil Bill.
Evil Ted. He immediately looked around for more cats or, failing that,
some other way of having fun. But they were running out of time; Missy’s
house was just up the street. "Dude, we’re there!"
Evil Bill. "I have a truly triumphant idea. Take off your
Evil Ted as he unclipped the harness.
"Because, dude, we’re
gonna make an entrance!"
Evil Bill steered the car
directly at the Logan house, aiming for the picture window in the front of the
house - then he slammed on the brakes. The car screeched to a halt, jumped
the curb and ploughed onto the lawn. Evil Bill and Evil Ted smashed
through the windshield and were headed for the picture window like two circus
dudes shot from a cannon, air-guitaring as they went.
In the living room were
three very worried young women, each with her own close connection to Bill and
Ted - the princesses, Joanna and Elizabeth, and Missy, who at one time had been
stepmother to one or the other of the two boys. They were too deep in
conversation to notice the sound of the powerful Porsche engine in the street
about them," said Joanna. "They are just not the Bill and Ted we
"And love," said
Elizabeth, softly. "They seem so . . . so completely different."
No one noticed the screech
"You know . . .
," said Missy, "I had a strange experience with them myself. It
was . . . weird."
"Well, we’re not
saying that things wouldn’t be strange with Bill and Ted."
Elizabeth. "Things do tend to get quite totally strange when Bill and
Ted are around."
"But they are never
rude. And never inconsiderate."
Just then, Evil Bill and
Evil Ted came crashing through the living room window. Glass scattered
everywhere and Joanna, Elizabeth and Missy dove for cover.
yelled Evil Bill and Evil Ted as they sailed into the room. They crashed
to the floor and slid across it, smashing their indestructible metal heads
against the fireplace.
Joanna, Missy and
Elizabeth peeked out at them, staring, aghast, as Evil Bill and Evil Ted picked
themselves up unharmed and dusted themselves off.
"How’s it goin’,
lady humans?" said Evil Bill with a nasty smirk on his face.
Ted kicked a coffee table
out of the way, Missy’s crystals and tarot cards scattering all over the
place. "Hey, Mom, how’s about a kiss where it counts?"
Missy jumped to her feet
and, unable to restrain herself, slapped Ted hard in the chops. "Don’t
you speak to me like that! Just wait till your father gets home."
"Whoa . . . am I scared."
Evil Bill and Evil Ted
each grabbed his respective princess, holding her tight around the waist.
The girls tried to pull away.
"Ready for the big
night, babes?" said Evil Ted with an unpleasant leer.
Elizabeth, her pretty blue eyes wide with fear.
going!" said Joanna.
"Sure you are,"
said Evil Bill. They started dragging the struggling girls toward the
door. Missy blocked their way, putting out both hands to stop them.
"I think you guys
better stop right there. We are going to get some things settled right
here, right now. Do you hear me?"
Evil Bill and Evil Ted
exchanged looks. They may have heard her, but they had no intention of
doing anything Missy had in mind.
Evil Bill. "We gotta go." He slugged Missy hard on the
chin, knocking her out. "So, catch you later, future wife."
Missy tumbled to the
ground. The princesses gasped and stared, first at Missy, then at Evil
Bill and Evil Ted.
"Who . . . who are
Evil Bill and Evil Ted
both assumed completely false looks of earnest sincerity.
"Well, you see,
girls," said Evil Bill, "it’s kind of sort of hard to explain . . .
"Yah," said Evil
Ted. The two exchanged winks and then unzipped their bodies, revealing
that, over their electronic skin, Evil Bill had, in fact, been wearing an Evil
Ted suit, and Evil Ted had, in fact, been wearing an Evil Bill suit. That
each of them was, in fact, the other, plus the sight of the wires and circuitry
that actually formed them - it blinked and clicked like a manic computer - was,
to say the least, a little hard on the girls. Joanna and Elizabeth stared
wide-eyed and horrified; then, like wilting flowers, they both fainted dead
"Whoa . . . "
said Evil Ted, "a brilliantly pointless surprise there, Evil Bill."
agreed Evil Bill. "Now, let’s bag these babes and take Missy’s
"On to the Battle of
With the princesses slung
over their shoulders like sacks, the two robots were about to air-guitar into
the night and on to the next and most heinous stage of their evil plan.
But just then the phone began to ring.
"Do you think we
should answer that?" asked Evil Ted.
"Maybe it’s someone
calling for them, someone we could insult most heinously, further destroying
their relationships with their family and friends."
dude," said Evil Bill. He tossed away his princess as if she were a
bag of dirty laundry and raced to answer the phone.
There was no answer at the
princesses’ apartment. "Where could they be?" said Ted.
"Maybe they went over
to our place looking for us. I mean, we’ve been gone a long time - they
must have figured out that something weird is going on, right?"
dude." Ted dialed his own number and listened as the phone rang and
rang. Finally, he hung up and looked grim-faced, at Bill.
"Nope, they’re not there."
"They’re not at
their place and they’re not at ours," said Bill. "Maybe they
went to talk to Missy. Why don’t you try your dad’s number?"
said Ted, hoping that Missy or one of the princesses, not his father, would
answer the phone. It would be kind of hard to explain to him where they
had been for the last couple of days.
All things considered,
though, Ted would have preferred to talk to his father than to the person who
actually did answer.
Evil Bill Preston speaking," said Evil Bill.
Ted. "Bill, it’s the evil you!"
Good Bill. "What’s he doing at your dad’s house, dude?"
Evil Bill was kind of
surprised to hear from a person he had pushed off a cliff in a desert a long way
away and then loogied into the bargain. "Check this out, Evil
Ted," he said to his evil partner. "It’s them. They’re
back from the dead."
This didn't seem to faze
Evil Ted a bit. "Oh," he said with a shrug. "I guess
we get to have all the fun of killing them again."
said Evil Bill. "You guys are really dead meat this time,
insisted Good Ted.
"Yes way," said
Good Bill snatched the
phone out of Ted’s hand. "We’re gonna get you dudes," he
yelled. "This time we’re ready for you!" He glanced over
his shoulder. The Grim Reaper and the Stations were furiously ripping
through the store, their cart piled high with all kinds of stuff suitable for
building good robot versions of Bill and Ted.
Good Ted wanted to get in
some threats of his own. He grabbed the phone from Bill. "Yah!
You dudes don’t stand a chance. And where are the princesses? If
you two have done anything to Elizabeth and Joanna . . . . "
here, dude," said Evil Bill. "And don’t worry about a
thing. Nothing’s happened to them . . . yet." He laughed and
slammed down the phone, tearing it off the wall. It fell to the
debris-strewn floor in a shower of sparks.
"What did he
say?" asked Evil Ted.
"Just that they’re
gonna be ready for us."
Evil Ted smiled one of his
evil smiles. "Well, I think we can be ready for them too."
never even gonna make it to the concert. We’re just too smart for
Ted with a little flourish of air guitar. But he stopped mid-note and got
a very strange look on his face; his eyes started spinning. It could only
mean one thing. A second later and a very angry-looking De Nomolos
appeared in his eyes.
"Hail, Evil Genius
Leader-dude," said Evil Bill.
De Nomolos was not
interested in exchanging pleasantries, particularly not with an electronic moron
of his own creation. "What was that all about?"
"Well, uh, seems they
didn't die when we pushed them off the cliff. Sorry."
Both of you."
"And what did they
mean when they said that they were ready for you?"
De Nomolos snorted
derisively. "Begin the emergency plan. You are capable of that,
Evil Bill. "Emergency plan. You got it, Great One."
De Nomolos leaned forward
and stared hard at them, his eyes seeming to bore into Bill’s metal
skull. "Do not fail me, you metallic buffoons." Then he
vanished from Evil Ted’s eyes, leaving behind only a cloud of fuzzy static.
Evil Ted shook his head
vigorously, clearing the interference from his vision. "I totally
hate it when he does that. No warning, no nothing. And then he
totally insults us through my eyes."
"Emergency plan, Evil
Ted. You heard the boss-dude."
"Yah," said Evil
Ted. "Let’s do it."
Evil Bill and Evil Ted
pulled up their shirts and reached deep into their electronic guts. Buried
deep within them were secret weapons, three canisters full of so much scary
stuff that not even Evil Bill and Evil Ted felt comfortable carrying them
around. The robots dropped the metal tubes on the floor.
"I’m glad to get
rid of these things," said Evil Ted.
Evil Bill shuddered as he looked at the tubes, which were beginning to split
open. Three small creatures - but growing fast - were trying to get
out. "Let’s go, dude. These things give me the creeps."
They shouldered the
princesses and raced out the door, leaving behind them on Ted’s dad’s
living-room floor three growing, breathing horrors.
The comic book
adaptation also included this scene:
this scene were also featured on the Pro Set trading cards: