Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan are two movie teens that unfortunately cannot even combine enough brain cells together to pass their oral history report. But kidnapping historical figures in a time traveling phone booth, instead of studying, makes things a whole lot easier for them in the 1989 comedy "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." With the entire history of the world to choose from, these four "personages of historical significance" as Bill would say, are among the many those who became part of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."
Napoleon Bill and Ted's first stop into the past was to Austria in 1805—right in the middle of a French invasion. This intrusion through time allowed the boys to bump into a certain military general by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte. This first emperor of France gets thrust into the San Dimas, California of 1988 with Bill and Ted… and has difficulty blending in with the locals. Napoleon gets left at a bowling alley by Ted's younger brother Deacon, and winds up heading to an amusement where he becomes quite the waterslide enthusiast.
Sigmund Freud Bill and Ted stop by Vienna, Austria in 1901 after collecting Billy the Kid and Socrates from their respective time periods. They immediately locate the founder of psychoanalysis and famous interpreter of dreams: Sigmund Freud or, as Bill and Ted would address him, "Frude Dude." The western outlaw Billy the Kid ropes Freud into the phone booth time machine, and they are off to capture more historical figures for "extra credit." Even though Sigmund Freud is known for his sexuality studies, they did not work well for him when he tried to meet girls in a San Dimas mall. He told them that they could call him "Siggy", but they called him "geek".
Beethoven Bill and Ted have a rock group called "Wyld Stallyns", but instead of performing at a concert, they crashed into one being held by Ludwig van Beethoven during 1810 in Kassel, Germany. Obviously rock band T-shirts and Converse All Star sneakers were not standard apparel back then, so Bill and Ted did not stick around too long. They quickly lifted up the famed, deaf composer "Beeth Oven" (in Bill and Ted vernacular) still seated on his piano bench. Beethoven is widely recognized for his musical innovations in symphonies, quartets, concertos, and sonatas. But when he was introduced to an electric keyboard in 1988 at the mall, his concert for customers was less classical and more rock and roll.
Abraham Lincoln The 16th president of the United States may have been heinously assassinated in 1865, but in 1863 during "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"; he was transported from The White House to Bill's house. American history tells us that Lincoln put an end to slavery during the Civil War, but unfortunately for Lincoln, he temporarily becomes a slave to help Bill complete his household chores. But "Honest Abe" gets a chance to redeem his dignity when he gets to put a modern twist on The Gettysburg Address during Bill and Ted's oral report. There are no better closing remarks that a president can give than "Be excellent to each other, and…PARTY ON, DUDES!"