- 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?!
- Harsher in Hindsight: The film's subtitle, due to its popularity as a snowclone, became the inspiration for the name of the Boogaloo movement, a far-right extremist organization with links to white supremacy and violent crime that aims to start a second American civil war (i.e. "Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo").
- 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.
- 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!
YMMV / Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo