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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: In one scene, Turbo blatantly defies the laws of gravity. He dances on the floor for a bit, then suddenly he starts dancing on the wall and then the ceiling! After that, nobody ever talks about it again. It's no Imagine Spot either; Lucia watches him do it. It's a pretty sophisticated effect (they used a rotating set contraption, borrowed from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)), but why the hell is it there?!
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  • Memetic Mutation: "Electric Boogaloo" was such a strange and nonsensical-sounding title that it become a recurring gag, for years after the film's release, to refer to any superfluous sequel as "[X] 2: Electric Boogaloo". About 30 years later, it became the trope namer for this very website.
  • Narm Charm: Breakin' might as well have been called Narm Charm: The Movie for how seriously it took the the classic "pinning of all hopes and dreams on succeeding on a dance audition" premise with such a fad as breakdancing, and is a textbook example of So Bad, It's Good. By contrast, Breakin' 2 is this because it knew exactly what it was, and the plot, acting and total weirdness like Turbo dancing on the ceiling were quite intentional.
  • Sequelitis: A notorious example, to the extent that the title has become a joke synonymous with bad sequels. Being released in the same year as the original certainly didn't help its quality.
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  • So Bad, It's Good: Regarded as such. Sure, the acting's lousy and the plot's barely there, but the dancing's actually pretty good and everything is just SO EIGHTIES!


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