What ever happened to History of the World Pt. 2, from Mel Brooks? Pt. 1 was really funny and at the end of the movie there is a trailer for the second part, but from all of my research, I cannot seem to find out what happened. Part 1 came out in the 80's, so I feel like part 2 should have come out by now.

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It's a joke. There were no plans for a sequel. This is explained on Wikipedia:

Despite the preview, no sequel has been released, and the “Part I” of the film’s title is merely a historical joke (The History of the World was a book about the ancient history of Greece and Rome, written by Sir Walter Raleigh while prisoner in the Tower of London; he had only managed to complete the first volume before being beheaded).

  • Darn, I was really looking forward to Hitler ice-skating and the jews in space. Oh well, thanks.
    – Max Rogers
    Jul 24, 2015 at 17:12
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    Well, Brooks kind of followed up on the Jews in Space idea 6 years later in Spaceballs, esp. with Yogurt.
    – Walt
    Jul 24, 2015 at 17:15
  • Oh ya, I forgot about that. That was a good movie as well. MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU! is one of my favorite lines in it.
    – Max Rogers
    Jul 24, 2015 at 17:22
  • And he kind of got his Hitler jokes in during the musical play "Springtime for Hitler" in the Producers.
    – wbogacz
    Jul 24, 2015 at 17:24
  • OK, so the joke now is that an actual History of the World Part II is in production as a Hulu TV series, because nobody anywhere can leave anything alone.
    – Spencer
    Nov 13, 2021 at 0:53

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