We get frustrated with Hollywood's propensity for weird sequels that seem to have little or nothing to do with the original, but it just so happens that the practice is older than filmmaking itself. Several classic stories have strange follow-ups you've never heard of.
For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage. The chic hairpiece would have never become popular, however, if it weren’t for a venereal disease, a pair of self-conscious kings, and poor hair hygiene.
Whether he was coining new ones or stretching their meanings with double entendres, Shakespeare had a way with words. And sometimes—in fact, fairly often—the Bard applied that verbal flair to pithy put-downs.