Skip to main content

50 Worst Comedy Sequels

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

The Comedy: Frankie Muniz returns as the boy spy, egged on by co-stars Anthony Anderson and ex-S Club 7 singer Hannah Spearritt.

Yep, he comes to London, on the hunt for a rogue instructor who's got an all-powerful microchip.

Lowest Moment: Muniz visits every single London tourist trap imaginable, but pretends it's all part of the plot.

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

The Comedy: A reunion with the Klumps! In case you've forgotten, they're the family of the titular professor (Eddie Murphy), a rotund sort of fellow who – somehow – has managed to convince Janet Jackson to walk down the aisle with him.

That is, until his evil alter ego Buddy Love decides he wants in on some of that...

Lowest Moment: Sherman gives Papa Klump the Heimlich manoeuvre when he's choking, which causes Papa to break wind and set fire to a curtain. No, really...

Son Of The Mask (2005)

The Comedy: Want to make a sequel to The Mask ? Probably the worst idea you could have would be doing it without Jim Carrey. Instead, we get Jamie Kennedy as a cartoonist who comes across Loki's fabled mask. Suffice to say, shit goes down.

Lowest Moment: Kennedy gets covered in baby urine.

Oh the humanity.

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

The Comedy: So your predecessor's exhausted all of America's gigolo-related gags? Well, let's break into Europe! That's the thinking behind this face-ache of a follow-up, with Rob Schneider heading to Amsterdam (naturally), where other gigolos are being murdered.

Lowest Moment: There's a sneeze gag that's too puerile even for us to mention properly here.

Teen Wolf Too (1987)

The Comedy: Jason Bateman plays the cousin of Michael J Fox's original hairy teen, but the plot's even more nonsensical than before, attempting to coast by on Bateman's innate likeability – but failing massively.

It's different because, y'know, this time the werewolf's in college. Sigh.

Lowest Moment:
A scene that Bateman himself has panned as “horrendous”, in which Todd confronts a school administrator and gets so angry that his forehead starts pulsing.

Happily, Bateman recreated the scene to hilarious effect on Late Night in 2011, meaning it's not all bad.

Splash, Too (1988)

The Comedy: Made-for-TV sequel in which mermaid Madison and Allen's happy ending in the first film turns out to just be the beginning – of a whole lot of mundane rubbish, as they return to the city, only to repeat many of the fish-out-of-water gags of the first Splash .

Also, Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks have now morphed into TV-budget actors Amy Yasbeck and Todd Waring.

Lowest Moment: The total lack of continuity – didn't the military want Allen's bottom on a plate after he broke a mermaid out of a government facility? Here, he's walking around free as a bird...

Grumpier Old Men (1995)

The Comedy: Past glories seem a long, long way off for Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in this misfire, which re-teams them for the umpteenth time to roll out the same jokes as the first OAP comedy.

Lowest Moment:
Burgess Meredith's 'dirty old man' act just isn't funny – especially when he's perving on pretty young things.

Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008)

The Comedy : So belated that original bachelor Tom Hanks now has a son who's a grown man, this sequel to the 1984 flick takes the same general concept – single guys act like tools – but runs it into the ground. Severely.

This was obviously an attempt to piggy-back Hangover 's success, but BP2 makes the Hangover films look like works of art.

Lowest Moment: All of it. Really. There's no distinguishing one atrocity from the next.

Addams Family Reunion (1998)

The Comedy: A direct-to-video sequel that decided to recast the entire family (probably because of Raúl Juliá's death in 1994). Daryl Hannah's Morticia, while Tim Curry is her smoochy beau.

The plot has the Addams' seeking out relatives who can help cure Grandma and Grandpa Addams of a terrible disease that's turning them 'normal'.

Lowest Moment:
The special effects are dreadful, hampered by the film's tiny budget. Franchise officially killed.

Another Midnight Run (1994)

The Comedy: You probably weren't aware this sequel even existed, and we apologise for bringing it to your attention, but really, this is just the pits.

Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin are long gone, the former replaced by Christopher McDonald for a TV movie that has Jack Walsh attempting to bring in a pair of con artists. Sound familiar?

Lowest Moment: Any time that Jack's outsmarted by the cons he's attempting to land. He's really, REALLY stupid in this movie.