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For the slang term describing an uprising against the government, refer to Boogaloo

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"Electric Boogaloo" is a phrase typically appended to the title of a sequel TV or film production to mock its poor quality. Originally featured in the title of the poorly received 1984 dance film Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo[3], the term refers to a type of dance move that arose out of funk and hip hop styles in the 1970s, popularized by the street dance team The Electric Boogaloos.[9]


Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (trailer shown below) (trailer shown below) was released on December 21st, 1984 and was met with mediocre reviews from Variety[10] who called it a “comic book” and Roger Ebert[11] who gave it 3 stars. As of March 2013, the film has been given 4.3 stars out of 10 on IMDb[3] and 3.4 stars out of 5 on Rotten Tomatoes.[12] Online, the phrase became adopted as a denotation of any sequel release as early as October 2nd, 2001, in a blog post about a radio show by actor Wil Wheaton.[3]


In the early 2000s, the phrase was used offline in titles of works by Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy[14] and indie rock band Minus the Bear.[15] In July 2005, the first YTMND site using this title format was created by user Pandaman87[16], as it was a sequel to one of his previous sites. As of March 2013, there are nearly 20 other sites[17] that use "Electric Boogaloo" in their titles.


In November 2005, "Electric Boogaloo" was first used in this manner by a journalist on the Huffington Post[7], regarding election reform in Ohio. In July 2007, the New York Times[18] used the term in reference to the sequel to the viral video "I've Got a Crush on Obama", marking one of the first times it was used in a negative fashion. In August of that year, a blog post on the Oxford University Press[1] examined the titling structure and defined it as a snowclone that is used to denote any sequel production, which later became supported through its documentation on the Snowclone Database[19] in 2008. On May 25th, 2008, “Electric Boogaloo” was similarly defined as a general description for sequels on Urban Dictionary.[8]

1. electric boogaloo 556 up, 39 down Electric Boogaloo can be appended to the name of a movie to indicate a sequel. This construction is somewhat dismissive of the original work and/or the idea of making a follow-up movie. The sequel may be real, planned, or imagined When are they going to make Titanic 2: Electric Boogaloo? I'm just gonna wait for it to come out on TV before I ee The Fantastic Four 2: Electric Boogaloo. buy electric boogaloo mugs & shirts sequel movie follow-up film video by N.1 May 25, 2008 AGE share this add a video

As of March 2013, there are nearly 500 search results for “electric boogaloo” on Reddit[20] and more than 100,000 on YouTube[21], although a handful of these relate to the original movie or the dance. There are also articles chronicling the use of the term on TV Tropes[5] and Encyclopedia Dramatica.[6]


Boogaloo or Boog is a slang term often used by libertarians and anarcho-capitalists to describe an uprising against the government or left-wing political opponents, referred to as “Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo.” Online, memes using the phrase are typically circulated among gun enthusiast groups and forums.

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