->''"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.
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!!Examples:

[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* 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.]]

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* 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 "Space Balls III - The Search for Spaceballs II"
* ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' ended with the announcement "Coming Soon from Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures: Airplane III" followed by 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!" 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" 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''.
** Bam in the credits of Jackass 2 begs "Please, God, don't let there be a Jackass Three!]] Sure enough...
* ''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 ''[[RushHour RushHour 2]]'', upon seeing a bad guy plummet to his death, declares: "Damn! He ain't gonna be in ''Rush Hour 3!''"
** Turns out he wasn't.
* 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''. 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 ''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'' ("[[CaptainObvious 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".

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* The 100% completion ending of ''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 ''BanjoTooie'', Gruntilda exclaims that she'll have her revenge in 'Banjo-Threeie' ([[BanjoKazooieNutsAndBolts which wasn't made for nearly a decade]]).
* In the GameBoyAdvance [[UpdatedRerelease port]] of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', after the Kongs jump overboard and King K. Rool sails off, SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong 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 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". Sadly a sequel was never made, although [[VideoGame/ChronoCross Square was nice enough to turn some fan-fiction created by junior developers into a game]] after the DreamTeam had moved on.

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''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"
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