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They're everywhere, and their numbers are growing... this weekend saw the premiere of Spider-Man 3 and record box-office numbers, and looming on the horizon are Shrek the Third, Rush Hour 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (or, in layman's terms, Pirates 3). And you know what? I think the only one I'll see is Pirates, and while pulling tape for today's show, I realized I rarely see the third installment of a franchise, even if I've seen one or both of its predecessors... my attention just wanes, or focuses elsewhere. What about you? Do you wait with bated breath for the third return of your heroes and heroines, or are you like me... distracted? Does it bug you when a series drags on and on, or are multiples necessary to really see a story line through? What's your favorite "three-quel," and which ones bombed?