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The Worst Sequel Ever?

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | April 22, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | April 22, 2009 |

Today’s diversion idea comes from Forrest, inspired by a conversation among friends. The question: What’s the worst sequel of all time? And we’re not talking about Troll 2 here, folks. In order to qualify, there must be a precipitous drop-off from the original movie. Forrest and Friends came up with perhaps the winner: Caddyshack 2. Of it, he wrote:

We based our opinion on our feeling that Caddyshack was an excellent movie that was funny and subversive and featured the talent of Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and, of course, Ted Knight in a way that has made the movie a classic for lo these many years. However, Caddyshack 2 featured the obnoxiously unfunny Jackie Mason, Jonathan Silverman, Chevy Chase completely phoning it in, Dan Aykroyd playing an idiot, and highlighting the gopher. An utterly blatant attempt to cash in on the first movie without the soul and heart of the first movie. It’s so horrible that if I see it on cable, I actually get mad. I would rather clean toilets than watch Caddyshack 2. I am sure that this movie is played on a continuous loop in Hell. It is so disappointing and such a departure from the original that Harold Ramis should have sued them for using the name.

So, whaddya say, folks. Worst sequel, as represented by the biggest chasm in quality between the sequel and its predecessor.

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