Spaceballs 2 Ruins The Original’s Best Joke
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Spaceballs 2 Ruins The Original’s Best Joke

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Now, the original joke about meeting for Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money isn’t funny. How could it be when now it’s just a line telling you what’s going to happen? It’s like if you told someone the old “How do you keep an idiot in suspense?” joke and then immediately answered with, “by not answering properly so the idiot in question is forced to wait for the punchline.”

It’s not very funny, is it? Meanwhile, the worst part is that this sequel does actually feel like a cash grab. Yes, Mel Brooks had expressed interest in the past about making a sequel—perhaps he doesn’t get his own joke—but now, at 98, I can’t imagine he had a burning desire to make Spaceballs 2 before he died.