Boring Prequels Challenge

Against my better judgment, I sometimes spend time on Twitter when I should be doing something else. But it can be fun and every once in a while, someone posts a funny game that I have to participate in.

On Friday, the trending topic was boring prequels. People would post titles of prequels so boring, there’s good reason they were never written or made.

A few I came up with:

11 P.M. Cowboy

One Being Delayed at Chicago’s O’Hare on the Way to the Cuckoo’s Nest

Dr. Yes

Miss Daisy Can Still Drive Herself

The Girl Whose Mama Wouldn’t Let Her Get a Tattoo But Maybe Pierced Ears

Wow, Those Lambs Sure Are Loud

Think you can come up with even more boring titles? Leave ’em in the comments! (They can be prequels to books or movies.)



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    November 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Love your list, Elyse. All I can come up with is:

    Mr. Kane’s Secrets of Sledding


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      Pop Culture Nerd
      November 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      Haha! I was sleepy when I saw this so it took me a while to figure it out. My first thought was, “Is this the prequel to Cool Runnings?”

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    Elizabeth Duncan
    November 21, 2010 at 7:18 am

    The Guy Who Rows Us Across the River Kwai
    Some Like it Lukewarm
    Strangers on a Platform
    A Hard Day’s Evening
    11 Mildly Cheesed Off Boys
    The African Princess
    Apocalypse One of These Days
    The Undergraduate
    Humming in the Rain
    It Happened One Evening

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      November 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

      Too funny! Another great list, Elizabeth. Especially that Apocalypse Now prequel.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      November 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

      Hilarious. My favorite is Cheesed-Off Boys. Love that expression and how they’re only mildly so. I also did a take on Apocalypse Now. My version—Apocalypse: Coming in Ten Years.

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    Paulette Feeney
    November 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

    The Monkey’s Windbreaker
    Keeping Tabs on The Seraphim
    Serenade Village
    Tandem Parachute Jump
    Mildly Cursed Stream
    Late Afternoon Shuttle
    Powder Blue Bump
    L.A. Christening
    The Original Sleuth
    The Neglected Lad
    Moving Toward Twilight
    The Somewhat Curious Onlooker
    The Initial Behavior Code

    I hope someone improves upon these…

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      November 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

      Haha! It took me a second to figure out these, too! I got the first one right away but the next few made me think, “What the deuce is she referring to?” I’m so glad he doesn’t consult you on titles.

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    Jen Forbus
    November 22, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Ha! I didn’t see your “Miss Daisy Can Still Drive Herself.” That’s hilarious. Hmmm, let’s see:

    A Pretty Brain Cell
    Smitten, Sorta
    Riding the Break at Ridgemont Elementary School
    Joe Vs. The Geyser

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