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A Very Bizarre Poll With No Sequel Planned
So chadu had this to say:

"Yes, it's a FACT (tm) that after mentioning the number 2 as regards a sequel story or character, you must say 'Electric Boogaloo.'"

Now, I'm not opposed to the "Electric Boogaloo" approach. But I, on the other hand, prefer the "X Harder" approach of the "Die Hard" series. So if we were discussing a sequel to, say, "Lord of the Rings," for him it would be "Lord of the Rings 2: Electric Boogaloo," but for me? "Lord of the Rings 2: Ring Harder." Likewise, for "Gone With The Wind," Chad thinks it would be "Gone With The Wind 2: Electric Boogaloo," and I think it would be "Gone With The Wind 2: Wind Harder."

Obviously, there are some slam-dunks on his end: I don't think there's any reasonable person who'd disagree that "There Will Be Blood 2: Electric Boogaloo" is just funnier. But "Rear Window 2: Rear Harder" is also, I think, funnier. Every movie's going to have its own fit. But on the whole, I think "Electric Boogaloo" gets repetitive, but the "X harder" format allows for all sorts of strange and unthought of creativity.

But of course, I have a paid account, so let's abuse it:
Poll #1149923 A Poll With No Sequel

Which sequel style is more consistently funnier:

Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo
103(29.0%)
Sequel 2: [Sequel] Harder
115(32.4%)
Some other, lamer, attempt, which I will attempt to defend without success in the comments
17(4.8%)
They're both equally good
40(11.3%)
Are you on fucking crack for a poll like this, Steinmetz?
80(22.5%)

(101 shouts of denial | Tell me I'm full of it)

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From:thetathx1138
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Sequel: This Time, It's Personal!
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From:channonyarrow
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
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I like that one, myself.
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From:bart_calendar
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
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How about titling the first film in a series "Episode 4" thus ensuring that one day in your dotage you'll end up having to make three mediocre films that trash the cherished childhood memories of your most devoted fans?
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From:thetathx1138
Date:March 6th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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"Mediocre" is being rather generous to the first and second films in the False Trilogy.
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From:zihuatanejo
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm a "Harder" fan myself (If only Die Hard 3 had been "Die Hardest").
Though I also like the "Returns/continues/other verbs" style ("Armageddon Returns")
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From:rintheamazing
Date:March 6th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
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That would have been a problem when they got to the fourth one, though.
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From:sacramentalist
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Sorry.

I reasonably argue that "There Will Be Blood 2: Bleed Harder" is funnier. But "there Will Be Blood 2: Drain harder" is even funnier.

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From:kibbles
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I think it's really sad that as soon as I saw this poll, I thought, oh, shit, I'm not logged on, and actually took the time to LOG ON (I'm in school) just so I could tell you that I thought you were on crack.

Powerful emotions, there.
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From:manynames
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I favour "Spawn of Sequel".
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From:tsgeisel
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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The 2/Boogaloo wins for the rhyme factor and because the non-sequitur factor of adding "Electric Boogaloo" is always going to win over the "Hrm..that would be appropriate" factor over using a word from the original title.

Compare "Die Hard 2: Electric Boogaloo" versus "Breakin' 2: Break Harder" and you see what I mean. The first is just *wrong*. The second, well, you could hear that and say..."Hrm...yeah, that is right."



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From:kid_lit_fan
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I thought An Evening with Kevin Smith: Evening Harder was a wonderfully funny title, for the unexpectedness factor, but repetition makes it less funny. Electric Boogaloo is funny by its mere existence!
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From:vrax
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I would think a mixture of the two is best, pick either Electric for the beginning or Boogaloo for the end, then insert the ________ harder in the free space.

Space Balls 2: Electric Ball Harder

No Country for Old Men 2: Old Men Harder Boogaloo


Word.
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From:prodigal
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Lord of the Rings 2: Ring Harder makes it sound like Jackson decided to film hobbit fanfic porn.
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From:fax_celestis
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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What, you haven't heard of Lord of the Cockrings?
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From:pooka_madness
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
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For some things I am also fan of the Sequel 2: The [Sequel]-ing (or possibly Sequel 2: The En-[Sequel]-ing) format.

E.g. "There Will Be Blood 2: The Bloodying" or "Rear Window 2: The Enwindowing".
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From:vrax
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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The enwindowing rules.
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From:mistahbojangles
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I will always look back in dismay at the missed opportunity to name the second Alien sequel Alienses.
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From:kid_lit_fan
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
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I referred to it as Saliens.
From:silmaril
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
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I would just like to say, in the interests of plausible deniability, that I clicked "They're both equally good" while mentally sllooooowwwly stepping away.

(Yes, I am fully aware that it is the cop-out option, in other words.)
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From:veryloud
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I like them both, but think that "X Harder" takes an increment more effort, and is slightly less expected. So, for me it wins.

That said, I always use "This Time, It's Personal."
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From:elfiepike
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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the "this time, it's personal" might be even more hilarious depending on the movie.

lord of the rings 2: this time, it's personal

maybe there should be a strata of sequel phrases, so a movie franchise could just work it's way up. like:
die hard
die hard 2: die harder
die hard 3: this time, it's personal
die hard 4: electric boogaloo
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From:fax_celestis
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
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$Film 2: The Revenge of $Archvillan
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From:montykins
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Here's the thing: I've actually seen Breakin' 2. And I think you shouldn't be allowed to use the "Electric Boogaloo" line unless you're able to at least identify one of the other silly things about that movie. Otherwise, you're just repeating other people's jokes without understanding them, which is never funny.

Anyway, if you reflexively make the same joke every time, it's certainly not funny. You have to mix it up a little. At least "X harder" has the changing X. Consider working in "2: the streets" or even "2-D". Put some effort into it! Don't just make the same decades-old references as everyone else.
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From:pinwiz
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
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If MST3K can use the joke, it's fair game.
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From:gentleeleos
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
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All I have to say is this:

Electric Boogaloo 2: Boog Harder -- This Time It's Personal.
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From:pinwiz
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I usually use Electric Boogaloo, but I'm also partial for "The Search For Curly's Gold".
From:sclerotic_rings
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
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You know what gets me? It's that I'll bet that out of all of the people who will chirp up with "Electric Boogaloo", maybe one out of a thousand actually knows about the movie that started the whole meme. In a way, that's immortality, especially when you consider that nobody refers to all of the other shitty teen movies out at the beginning of 1985. When was the last time you heard someone try to drop a witty or at least insufficiently pedantic movie reference to Tuff Turf?
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From:nex0s
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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"Gone With The Wind 2: Wind Blow Harder"

N.
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From:yndy
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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that was exactly what I was going to put in my comment! :)
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From:etain
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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I think that the Die Hard/er theory is good, but applied in the sense of "take the title and make it moreso."

Examples: Letters from Iwo Jima becomes E-mails from Iwo Jima. Our Town becomes Our City.

Okay, not really, but the theory struck me as funny even though my execution failed.

I'm one of those Die Hard/Die Harder/Die Hardest people.
From:llennhoff
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I guess it is because I'm older than everyone else (at least here) but I'm used to sequels being prepended with Son of. Mad Magazine did the then ultimate sequel with Return of the Son of the Hero of the Eagle Squadron. But nowadays no one wants to give the genealogy of the movie in the title I guess.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 6th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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I'm definately in the Son Of... camp, followed by Bride Of..., and then combining those in various ways.
Lord of the Rings 2: Son of the Lord of the Rings
Die Hard 2: Son of Die Hard
Son of the Bride of Pretty In Pink

That sort of thing.

--Penn
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From:streon
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
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What about the Batman-style sequel names?

Gone with the Wind 2: Wind Returns

Gone with the Wind 3: Wind Forever
From:sig
Date:March 7th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
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You forgot two:

Gone With The Wind 2: Wind Begins
Gone With The Wind 2: Wind & Robin.
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From:chadu
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
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You're high. (High Harder?)

That's all I can think.

Me, I'm just nuts.

(I voted for equally good. HA!)

CU
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From:off_coloratura
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
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"Boogaloo" is such a damn funny word. As far as I'm concerned, even the repetitiveness is not enough to match the silliness of a gem of a word like that. Plus, it rhymes. WIN.

Sense And Sensibility 2: Electric Boogaloo.
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From:jadasc
Date:March 6th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I have only to add that III is necessarily "Beyond Thunderdome," while IV is "The Search For Peace."
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From:khiron1416
Date:March 6th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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i'm sorry but your phrase book seems to have a misprint, IV is "the Voyage Home" but that III is necessarily "Beyond Thunderdome" is quite right.
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