Rule of Three

Every April, beginning on April Fool’s Day, I take an in-depth look at three related comedy films. These could be films in the same series, films by the same director, films with a common theme, or films with any relationship, really. The writeups are posted one per week for three weeks, and I promise you I’ll suck the comedy right out of them and never give it back. Enjoy!

Note: This is the sister series of Trilogy of Terror, which focuses on horror films and runs in October.

2016: Jim Henson-Era Muppet Films


The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

2017: Pee-wee’s Big Trilogy


Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016)

2018: Ghostbusters


Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters (2016)

2019: Films Based on Novelty Songs


Harper Valley PTA (1978)
Convoy (1978)
Purple People Eater (1988)