When Mike Myers’ horny, outrageously flamboyant creation Austin Powers was introduced in 1997, it was seen as a delightfully witty parody of the James Bond franchise. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery provided a fine showcase for the former Saturday Night Live star's randy brand of humor, allowing him to assume two roles: Powers, and the bald, pinky-to-mouth villain Dr. Evil, which paid homage to his idol, Peter Sellers. The movie went on to become a cult hit, with The New York Times claiming, “The film’s single-mindedness is so dauntless and just plain nutty that it’s hard to resist.” The 1999 sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, still retained some of the original’s charm, but introduced the incredibly ridiculous Fat Bastard, a disgruntled, huge, Scottish henchman. In 2002, the third installment, Austin Powers in Goldmember, was released to mediocre reviews. It boasted the franchise’s flimsiest plot, the stupidest villain (who eats his own skin and talks to his armpits), Beyoncé struggling through her first movie role, and an overwhelmingly desperate number of celebrity cameos, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Nevertheless, the recently hitched Myers may outdo himself—he says the fourth Austin Powers installment is “on track,” with a rumored 2013 release date.