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->''"God willing, we'll all meet again in ''Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money''."''
-->-- '''Yogurt''', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''

Comedies in general (and parodies in particular) often target popular genres and the conventions thereof. Of course, one of the many reasons these genres are so ripe for parody in the first place is because the conventions of them have been repeated to the point of ridiculousness by [[{{Sequelitis}} sequel after sequel after rip off after remake.]]

As a result, it's not uncommon for parodies of these genres to make a joke about having a sequel. Oddly enough, the movies that make these jokes rarely if ever end up actually having sequels made to them. This is probably because the jokes are inserted for the purpose of making fun of sequels, and actually creating one after that would be missing the point.

Compare RidiculousFutureSequelization and SequelHook.


* The anime adaptation of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' uses this as a RunningGag with the phrase "To Be Continued... maybe..."
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' had a [[GainaxEnding bizarre ending with about 6 completely unforseen plot twists in the last 60 seconds]]. This was followed by a splash screen stating "TO BE CONTINUED IN SEASON 2!" Of course, there was no Season 2 planned, and like 95% of the show it was somewhere between outright parody and just [[TrollingCreator messing with the fans.]] (Just to up the ante of the trolling, at one point we did get a splash image showing what that hypothetical season would have looked like, and it was drawn like [[GenreShift an action movie poster]], complete with EnemyMine.)

* Very common in the films of Creator/MelBrooks:
** Even the ''title'' of ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' implies a sequel, and they do "previews" to Part Two (including "Hitler On Ice!!!"), but it's clear they don't mean to make one.
** The rapping GreekChorus in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' jokes about reappearing in ''Robin Hood 2''. No sequel has been announced.
** In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', [[Creator/MelBrooks Yogurt]] jokes that he and Lone Starr will meet again in ''Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money'', as part of the movie's RunningGag about [[MerchandiseDriven merchandising]]. No sequel has been made, though an animated series had a short run in the mid-2000s.
*** In an interview with Clive James, Brooks denied vehemently that he would ever make ''Spaceballs II'' but might consider making ''Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II''.
* ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'', in addition to demonstrating the trope in its own title, ended with the announcement "Coming Soon from Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures: Airplane III" followed by Creator/WilliamShatner saying "Wait! That's ''exactly'' what they'll expect us to do!"
* Characters from Creator/KevinSmith's movies will sometimes make jokes about sequels or about the type of films and the order they're made in: "No, first you do the safe picture, THEN you do the art picture, then sometimes you have to do the pay-back picture because your friend says you owe him!" Cue characters casting [[AsideGlance a glance]] at the camera.
* In the sports movie parody ''Film/TheComebacks'' after winning the climactic football game and vowing to leave the sport forever, the main character is offered a job coaching basketball at "Sequel University". There have been no plans to make a sequel to ''The Comebacks'', and considering its [[ShallowParody quality]], that's probably a good thing.
* ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'': During the climax, Mr. Big acknowledges that his character is an exploitation villain in a movie.
-->'''Mr. Big:''' I'm sorry, boys, but there ain't gonna be a sequel to this one.
* The original ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' movie pulls out a final skit after the credits, hinting at a sequel dubbed ''Son of Jackass'', where the now-elderly cast runs a march of death while getting maimed and killed in increasingly gory ways. While there ''was'' a sequel, it wasn't called ''Son of Jackass''. For that matter, in the credits of ''Jackass 2'', Bam begs, "Please, God, don't let there be a Jackass Three!" There was.
* ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'' spent a good deal of time at the end of the movie showing a full trailer for the sequel, made up mostly of scenes deleted from the first movie. Naturally, it didn't happen (though a sequel ''is'' currently in DevelopmentHell).
* ''Film/MacAndMe'' ends with a promise that "We'll be back!" Oh, no [[StillbornFranchise you won't.]]
* Chris Tucker, in an outtake from ''Film/RushHour2'', upon seeing a bad guy plummet to his death, declares: "Damn! He ain't gonna be in ''Rush Hour 3!''"
* Occurred in the outtake of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' when Stinky Pete said to the Barbie doll twins that he could get them a part in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' (which Barbie did play a substantial role in, 11 years later). Also just before the mentioned outtake above when Flik from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' thought to Heimlich that they were shooting for ''A Bug's Life 2'' what turns out wasn't, cut to Buzz Lightyear clearing the bushes.
* An odd case involves the ''Film/ScaryMovie'' franchise. The TagLine of the first movie was "No mercy. No shame. No sequel.", but this didn't stop a sequel from being released the very next year (with the TagLine "[[ILied We Lied]]"). Similarly, the TagLine of ''Scary Movie 3'' ("[[ShapedLikeItself Great Trilogies Come in Threes]]") didn't stop a fourth ("The [[TrilogyCreep fourth and]] [[BlatantLies final]] [[TrilogyCreep chapter of the trilogy]]"), and fifth movie from being released.
* From ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'': "No, please don't kill me, Mr. Ghost face! I wanna be in the sequel!"
* Maggie Simpson's second (and currently last) word, spoken at the end of the credits in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', is "sequel?".
* In the British slasher spoof ''Film/UnmaskedPart25'' (whose very ''title'' implies this trope), several snarky comments are made throughout regarding the probability of another sequel.
* In an [[HilariousOuttakes outtake]] of the [[RevisedEnding original ending]] for ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', as Seymour is about to be devoured by Audrey II, he shouts, "The sequel! What about the sequel?!"
* The LiveActionAdaptation of Japanese anime ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' ends with a phony preview for "next week's episode".
* ''Film/DoctorDetroit'' ends with the stinger "Doctor Detroit will return in Doctor Detroit 2: [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Mom]]."
* The ''very first song'' of ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' is about how they're doing a sequel to [[Film/TheMuppets the last Muppet film]]. It includes a line about how the sequel's never quite as good, a spoken bridge about trying to find a half decent plot, among other things.
-->'''Bunsen Honeydew:''' I don't mean to be a stickler, but this is the [[{{Sequelitis}} seventh sequel]] for our [[Film/TheMuppetMovie original motion picture]].
* The final exchange of the film ''Film/GeekCharming'' is the two protagonists, Josh and Dylan, discussing whether or not Josh should make a sequel to his documentary. Dylan vetoes it because "[[{{Sequelitis}} sequels are never as good as the original.]]"
* The end of ''Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet'' has an extended gag in which increasingly outlandish and lazily made (judging from the posters) sequels are presented [[spoiler:even past ''29 Jump Street'' until it finally stops at ''42 Jump Street''.]]
* ''Film/DieHard2'': John [=McClane=]'s anguished rant about [[OhNoNotAgain "How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?"]] must surely qualify as this trope on a meta level.

* The last line of Music/MitchBenn's "Macbeth (My Name Is)".
-->'''"Shakespeare":''' So last you hear from me all things are bein' equal.\\
Unless some dumb motherfucker decides to write a sequel.
* From Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Nature Trail To Hell":
-->''No, you'll never see hideous effects like these again!''\\
''(Until we bring you 'Nature Trail To Hell, Part 2'.)''

* The 100% completion ending of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' shows snapshots of the eponymous characters obtaining items inaccessible in the main game. When asked what they're for, Mumbo Jumbo tells them they'll have to wait for the sequel (which was made a few years later).
** Playing it straight, after defeating her in ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', Gruntilda exclaims that she'll have her revenge in ''Banjo-Threeie'' ([[VideoGame/BanjoKazooieNutsAndBolts which wasn't made for nearly a decade]]).
* In the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance [[UpdatedRerelease port]] of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', after the Kongs jump overboard and King K. Rool sails off, Cranky Kong the MetaGuy remarks, "Call that an ending? Looks like a cheap stunt setting up the story for the sequel!" In the Hero Mode ending, he tells Diddy, "You have really surpassed yourself! Who knows? Maybe you'll make the sequel."
* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', Duke meets on a dying character and merrily quips that he won't be in the sequel. [[spoiler:He showed up again in the DLC.]]
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' joked about a sequel, and then [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} it took it 11 years to actually get made]]. ''And'' [[NoExportForYou it was Japan-Only.]]
* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' one of the [[InterfaceScrew insanity effects]] was an advert for a sequel appearing, implying that the game was over.
* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games made a RunningGag out of referring to the franchise as having five games, even when there were only three or four. This became a NoodleIncident in ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Tales]]'', which apparently skipped it over.
* The very last line in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is Sylvia [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the [[GainaxEnding bizarre ending of the game]] with "Too bad there won't be a sequel!" This, of course, turned out to be [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle a lie]].
* In ''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc'', Murfy leaves saying that he'll see us in ''Rayman 4''. As of this writing, there has not been a game titled ''Rayman 4'', or, indeed, ''any'' true sequel to ''Rayman 3''.
* At one point in TheStinger to ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' the final boss suggests that he may return, if they make a sequel 25 years from now.
* The DeveloperRoom ending of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has one of the members of the development team ask "Do you want a Chrono Trigger sequel? YES/NO". [[VideoGame/ChronoCross A sequel was made]] sometime later, with only a few members of the original team.

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs", the first episode after ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' ran in theaters, [[CouchGag had Bart writing, "I will not wait 20 years to make another movie."]]
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS25E22TheYellowBadgeOfCowardage The Yellow Badge of Cowardage]]", aired nearly seven years after the movie had a CouchGag where the Simpsons hold a panel along with Matt Groening at the "San Diego Comic Fest". Comic Book Guy asks if there will be another Simpsons movie. Cut back to the stage, where only Maggie remains, sucking her pacifier in confusion.
** "Kamp Krustier", a direct SequelEpisode to "Kamp Krusty" 24 seasons ago, joked about another followup called "Kamp Krustiest", 24 seasons later.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features an in-universe example in "Into the Bunker". A list of [[TheresNoBInMovie B-movies]] in TheStinger includes both "Help! My Mummy's a Werewolf" and "Help! My Mummy's a Werewolf 2: This Again".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Chronicles of Meap", the ending features a promo for the next Meap episode, "Meapless in Seattle". {{Subverted|Trope}} in that, due to popular demand, they actually made "Meapless In Seattle", which itself includes a promo for "Meap Me in St. Louis".
-->A long time ago in a studio in Burbank, California, a ragtag group of animators made a fake trailer for a Meap sequel they never intended to make. Unfortunately, everyone wanted to see that episode so the animators were forced to write it and incorporate all these seemingly unrelated scenes. I guess the joke was on them. We now present.... Meapless in Seattle.