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Coming Soon: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’, ‘Anchorman 2’ and Other Comedy Sequels That Guys Will Love and the Wife Will Hate

By |2018-11-30T16:48:30+00:00June 22nd, 2013|5 Comments

Dinner, popcorn and a flick – it is the most common date night activity on the planet.

Some guys get dragged, kicking and screaming to a sappy, sugary sweet romantic comedy, while others manage with a four-star drama or a comic book action movie.

But comedies are where it can get a bit tricky.

Some guys get zero leeway when it comes to a raunchy or slapstick comedy.  Fortunately, THE WIFE has major appreciation for Wedding Crashers, the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies and the American Pie films.

On numerous occasions, when cooking, one could hear us yelling, “Mom – the meatloaf!!”

WARNING: This video contains language that may be NSFW:

She, however, does draw the line at – and highly criticizes – movies such as “Dumb and Dumber”, “Austin Powers” and “Superbad”.  These all being movies that men (including yours truly) love to quote on a regular basis, leaving the women to roll their eyes faster than the general public did when North West was named.

Perhaps you can relate.

Either way, here’s a list of upcoming comedy sequels that guys are sure to be excited about, while THE WIFE is elsewhere trying to control her gag reflex.

What better way to start off the list, than with Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.

Dumb and Dumber To

This movie is the sole reason for this post.  The original was stupid, but that was the point – and on many occasions, it was gut-wrenchingly funny.  How the Farrelly Brothers will recover after a two-decade layoff from the franchise, no one can really know.


Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will soon return as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne

When Warner Bros. chose to drop the sequel, THE WIFE was sure to send the headline along in jubilation, only to follow that with heartbreak days later once the report came out that Universal Pictures was picking it up.

It’s a smart move by Universal.  The movie likely won’t break the box office, but it should do well enough to far eclipse its budget.  It’s a low risk, high reward move.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continuesron-burgundy-returns-in-anchorman-2

Here’s another long-awaited sequel, having nearly a decade’s worth of cobwebs to blow off the franchise, since the first film’s debut.

Will Ferrell is a love-hate personality for the wives of the world, and a good number of them fall on the opposite side of the fence when it comes to his movies.

A brand new trailer hit the scene earlier this week, being passed along by Burgundy himself:

Austin Powers 4

There are no definite plans for this sequel at the current time, but in 2012, director Jay Roach told MTV that it will happen when “it’s exactly right”.

WARNING: This video contains language that may be NSFW:

Ted 2

There appears to be no timetable for this sequel, but in March, Mark Wahlberg discussed it with Empire Online, and it appears that both he and Seth MacFarlane are planning a follow-up.

Blast me if you want, but this isn’t a sequel that I will personally be all that excited for.  The first one didn’t provide as many laughs as I had hoped that it would.

Zoolander 2

Hitting the theaters in 2001, the original “Zoolander” fits in this list as another old school comedy hit that may soon get a sequel.  But like “Austin Powers” and “Ted”, there is no current timeline, only sporadic headlines from the likes of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, stating it likely will happen.

In October of 2012, there was also a rumor that Lady Gaga would be offered a role in the sequel.


WIFE SPEAK: When asked for a comment about these movies and upcoming sequels, the WIFE simply said, “They suck”.

Like “Ted”, this one also doesn’t fit in with my list of classics.

Ghostbusters III

“Ghostbusters II” hit the big screens in 1989, and in recent years, there have been on again, off again discussions about a third film.

As a kid, I loved “Ghostbusters”, so it will be interesting to see if this movie happens and how the plot would line up, especially considering that there are numerous reports that Bill Murray – the glue of the first two films – wants to have no part of it.

Dan Aykroyd talked to the WGNTV Morning Show in Chicago, where he was asked about “Ghostbusters III”, and it sure sounds like this movie will happen.

Stay tuned.


Of the six titles mentioned above, it appears that “Zoolander 2” and “Austin Powers 4” remain as major question marks, but a “Ted” sequel and third “Ghostbusters” movie appear likely to be made.

Therefore, of the four flicks that should all collectively hit the big screen at some point in time, which are you most looking forward to seeing?

Which Comedy Sequel Are You MOST Looking Forward To?

  • Dumb and Dumber To (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Ted 2 (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ghostbusters III (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Kevin Paul is the creator of The Wife Hates Sports, a freelance sportswriter, full-time QA manager, part-time craft beer tester and full-time Dad. Oh and yes, it REALLY is true, the WIFE does HATE sports. Maybe we men need to create a support group.


  1. admin June 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I know, there were some laugh out loud lines and moments in that trailer… which when seeing that and also hearing the Dumb and Dumber news, I just had to put this up….

  2. admin June 30, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Hey TOP,

    I thought the first Hangover movie was hysterical… and the second one was basically a copy of the first, but with not nearly as many funny lines. The third one, we never made it to the theater to see.

    I agree, Argo was awesome… loved that movie. Denzel is one of my favorites as well.

    There are actually a handful of movies that I wanted to check out this year, and haven’t been to one. We have had a lot going on… but hey, at least I’m getting more frequent posts out there lately, right?

  3. ChrisHumpherys June 25, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Holy shit, dude. That anchorman clip is friggin’ hysterical!

  4. admin June 23, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Well, TOP, I agree… it always comes down to just making a buck, so when you have a good first movie that’s a hit, now the instinct is to almost always turn it into a trilogy. I think that’s why I liked ‘Wedding Crashers’ so much, because it was clever, it was funny and they never fell into the trap of immediately generating a sequel. I believe there was talk about it, but the urge never was fulfilled.

    Still, in some instances, sequels – while often not as good – can still produce some laughs, when it comes to the comedies.

  5. Alan aka tophatal June 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Unfortunately. this once again sows Hollywood to be truly devoid of real creativity and being able to come up with something original . Blah, blah , blah , blah !!!!

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