First, a new live action Ninja Turtles and now another of my all time favorites is returning. People who follow this site regularly have no doubt encountered my deep love of the original Dumb & Dumber. In my opinion, it’s one of the funniest movies of all time. Word surfaced in the last few days that EVERYONE will be returning to shoot Dumb & Dumber 2 this fall…
“Noooo way… That’s great… We landed on the moon!”
It was Peter Farrelly himself who spoke at a recent press junket for The Three Stooges:
“We’re getting set to shoot ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ in September. It’s the first sequel we’ve ever done and we’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back. We did not do DUMB AND DUMBERER, that was a studio thing. So we’ve always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, ‘We’ve got to do this thing again.’ He had just watched ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and he said, ‘This is the perfect sequel. Let’s do it.” Comingsoon
Let the speculation begin. What will Harry & Lloyd be up to this time? What could they possibly be doing 20 years later?
For those that missed it check out my three part tribute to Dumb & Dumber:
I wanted to finish up this series with a look at what makes the movie so memorable and what Dumb & Dumber means to fans. But first, here are some more quotes that couldn’t quite sneak into the top 100.
EVEN MORE DUMB & DUMBER QUOTES:
111-Harry: According to the map we’ve only gone 4 inches.
110-Lloyd: She actually talked to me. Harry: Get outta here!
109-Lloyd: Got a little nippy going through the pass, huh Har?
108-Mental: Shut up! Now we don’t even know who the hell they are! You don’t kill people you don’t know. That’s a rule.
107-Lloyd: What’s the matter, Har? Some little filly break your heart? Harry: No, it was a girl.
Reporter: Tomorrow on “A Current Affair,” inside the home of the Menendez brothers’ attorney. And next, we’ll be back in a minute with the heartbreaking story of the blind Rhode Island boy who was duped into buying a dead parakeet. 106-BILLY: I just thought he was real quiet.
105-Lloyd: To my friend Harry. The matchmaker.
Harry: Put us down for 4 104-Lloyd: In case we want seconds.
103-Harry: I was just shaving.
102-Lloyd: Find a happy place… Find a happy place.
I’ve counted down the top 100 Quotes but there are so many more classic moments. What about Lloyd’s hilarious ‘I’m about to throw up’ expression when he sees Harry and Mary together? How about The Burp? I still laugh watching Lloyd ‘run’ at an incredible rate or twirling pepperette nunchuks.
“Well if that guy over there is Sea Bass…” An awesome scheme to avenge a mucus covered burger.
So many moments but, for me, the funniest moment in the film is… The Snowball.
THE REAL DUMB & DUMBER 2?
When they announced the awful prequel many groaned. How could anyone possibly recapture the magic of Dumb and Dumber without Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels. (Or the Farrelly Brothers for that matter.)
I’ll be the first to admit that they definitely found two capable actors to play Harry and Lloyd. The film didn’t really stand a chance and bombed across the board.
Lately, there have been quiet rumors that the real Dumb & Dumber 2 could be on the way. Jim Carrey weighed in a while back:
“We’re talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about. There’s ‘Bruce Almighty,’ and we’re talking about maybe another ‘Dumb and Dumber.” Deadline
Nothing has been officially announced yet but who knows. Will we see what Harry and Lloyd are up to 20 years later? (Will I Got Worms be a successful franchise?) Arguments can be made that even Jim & Jeff may not recapture the chemistry they created in the original. I guess we will have to wait and see.
Some people just don’t get Dumb & Dumber and I understand that. If you don’t laugh within 5 minutes odds are the humor isn’t for you. I was 11 years old in 1994 when the film was released. For nearly 20 years, I’ve adored the film and all the laughs it’s given me. 20 years!
I don’t know if we will every see Jim Carrey with a chipped tooth and a bowl cut again. We may never see Jeff Daniels cruising in the Shaggin’ Wagon II. We may never find out where they ended up after they let that model filled tour bus drive away…
We may never see those spectacular suits again.
No matter what happens, the original is an absolute classic. 100 Quotes and a million laughs later…