Consisting of about fifty percent flashbacks to the original film, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 follows Billy's brother Richard "Ricky"... Caldwell, who followed in his sibling's footsteps and grew up to be a psychotic murderer. After going on a rampage, Ricky winds up in an institution, where he tells his story to a psychiatrist named Doctor Henry Bloom. UnintentionalHilarity Ensues.But let's face it, you're probably only here because of the Garbage Day scene.
Big Ol' Eyebrows: Ricky (and to a lesser extent Chip's) crazy, fluttery eyebrows.
Black Dude Dies First: Defied. A black orderly is the first character we see other than Ricky, and despite obviously being worried that he's going to become an example of this trope, is never seen to be killed on-screen.
Bottomless Magazines: Surprisingly enough, the film averts this — Ricky uses one bullet to kill the cop, one to kill a random bystander, one in the "Garbage Day" sequence, three to take out a car, then when he goes to commit suicide on being confronted by the cops, discovers that his revolver is out of ammo.
Cardboard Prison: Once Ricky dispatches Dr. Bloom, he is able to saunter out of the mental hospital, laughing maniacally (though, the background noise seems to imply that he kills the orderly on the way out).
Car Fu: Ricky kills Eddie by repeatedly driving over him.
Catch Phrase: Ricky's "naughty", which was his last words in the last film.
Crazy-Prepared: Mother Superior keeps a second wheelchair at the bottom of the stairs, which she uses when she falls out of the first one.
Creator Cameo: Director/co-writer/editor Lee Harry plays one of the movie patrons and cinematographer Harvey Genkins later pops up as a charity collector who Ricky kills for his Santa outfit. Co-writer Joseph H. Earle dubs his voice.
Also of note: Harry also provides the voice of the announcer of the Christmas parade on Mother Superior's TV.
Determinator: Ricky gets shot several times at the end. And doesn't even flinch until another officer tries shooting him with a shotgun, which finally knocks him down.
Eye Scream: Chip's eyes (and sunglasses) explode while he's being electrocuted by Ricky.
Fandom Nod: The "Garbage Day!" line has appeared on the covers of some of the DVD releases.
It appears on the trailer too.
Finger Wag; The quiet orderly wags his finger at Ricky when he leaves him alone with Dr. Bloom.
For the Evulz: This become's Ricky's main motive as the film progresses. The loan shark also professes to this, flat-out telling one of his customers that he actually hopes not to be paid back the following week, just so he can beat the crap out of the customer again.
Gun Twirling: Done by Ricky after he shoots the guy taking out his trash.
I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Right after Ricky kills Chip and Jennifer, an obviously rookie cop tries to arrest him, wielding his gun in a really impractical manner which winds up resulting in his death.
Infant Immortality: During his shooting spree, Ricky is bumped into by a little girl on a bike. He accepts her apology and moves on to kill more people.
Series Continuity Error: In the first film, a priest in a Santa suit is mistaken for the killer and is fatally shot after he failed to follow a cop's order to freeze. It turns out he was deaf. But here, it's said that the deaf man who was shot dead was the janitor at the orphanage. While the film-makers don't explicitly say why they made this change, they imply on the DVD commentary that they were uneasy about the thought of killing a priest. Killing a nun is apparently just fine and dandy, though.
Shoot The Television: Ricky sees a Christmas parade on the television and subsequently puts an axe through it.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Sister Mary is meant to fulfil the same role as Sister Margaret in the first film. Considering the film's rather... loose attitude towards casting, it seems unusual that they didn't just try to pass off the new actress as Sister Margaret.
That Makes Me Feel Angry: Ricky does this quite a lot, most noticeably after he somehow gets his axe stuck in a wheelchair seat in the climax, causing him to shout "I'm REALLY mad now!"
Thirteen Is Unlucky: Ricky tells Dr. Bloom that he is very unlucky, as he is his 13th shrink. Dr. Bloom then retorts that 13 is his lucky number. Ricky backs this up by strangling him with the tape he's been recording with.
Timeshifted Actor: Happens in a really odd way, as the actor playing the teenaged Ricky is actually several years older than Eric Freeman in real-life.
Ricky looks younger at twelve when he is adopted than when he is actually at the orphanage.
Too Dumb to Live: Jennifer; after Ricky fries Chip with a car battery charger. Instead of running for help or trying to placate Ricky until she can call the police, she grabs hold of him, starts screaming that he's crazy, and repeatedly shouts "I hate you, Ricky!" Naturally, this doesn't end well.
Mother Superior, instead of fleeing or calling the police, decides to taunt Ricky, who is at this stage an axe-wielding maniac, and tells him that he is being very very naughty. This goes about as well as can be expected.
Then barely a minute later, a policeman catches Ricky, and rather than telling Ricky to get on the ground and then making him handcuff himself, he walks up to Ricky, waves a gun in his face, and then boasts "I know how to use this." Ricky duly proves that he really, really doesn't.
Dr. Bloom interviews Ricky unsupervised and unrestrained. He is a psychotic killer, what could go wrong? Even one of the orderlies seems aware of how idiotic this is.
Ungrateful Bitch: Inverted. Ricky happens on a near-identical situation like his brother in the first film and flattens the attempted rapist with his own car, and this time the girl seems really pleased about Ricky's actions.