Obligatory: Original “Dumb and Dumber” duo signed on for sequel

posted at 2:15 pm on April 3, 2012 by Tina Korbe

It’s the season of long-anticipated comedy sequels! You did catch Will Ferrell’s dramatic announcement of another Anchorman movie, didn’t you? Now, I have even better news: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have agreed to film a sequel to that cringeworthy classic, Dumb and Dumber.

Back in October, we heard that Sean Anders and John Morris — the comedy screenwriting duo behind “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” — were hard at work on a script. That was the last bit of news about the project…at least until this weekend, when Peter Farrelly dropped a Twitter-imploding bombshell in the middle of a “Three Stooges” press junket.

“We’re getting set to shoot Dumb and Dumber 2 in September,” the director told ComingSoon.net. “We’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.”

Farrelly may have jumped the gun a little bit — a source close to the production tells EW that the film is “moving along, but it’s not greenlit yet.” It’s hard to imagine a green light is too far away, though[.]

Shoot, even if the chances are one in a million, we just appreciate Peter Farrelly saying there’s a chance! But, um, if Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd managed to hit theaters, then surely a sequel that features the original duo will, too. It wasn’t Harry and Lloyd we loved in the first film; it was Jeff Daniels as Harry and Jim Carrey as Lloyd. And, no, I’m not ashamed to admit I loved them, even if I did try at first to dislike the movie. It’s not exactly “tasteful,” is it? But I’d rather watch Dumb and Dumber than listen to the president insult my intelligence by claiming to be a limited government guy like he did this morning …


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Jeff Daniels, fine. Jim Carrey, go away.

Logus on April 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Obama and Biden together again?

tom on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

He’s resisting me! He’s resisting we much!

ahlaphus on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Obama and Biden have been running for re-election for months, what’s the story here?

NoDonkey on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

“Check out the funbags on that horehound.”

Probably one of the best lines I’ve ever heard.

gaius on April 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

lorien1973 on April 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Why not? They’ve pulled every franchise they could out of mothballs lately. Almost all of the new entries have been a waste of time however with the lone exception of Rocky Balboa.

Doughboy on April 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM

And the role of Dr. Tesla will be played by Pauly Shore.

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Electing Obama once: Dumb
Re-electing Obama: Dumber

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

this is a big effin’ deal…..
o’biden

ted c on April 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

“Check out the butt on that!”

“Yeah… he must work out!”

I’m wondering what Jim Carrey took to sign on for this… He’s notoriously anti-sequel, with the only follow-up to any picture he’s ever done being the subpar Ace Ventura – When Nature Calls.

teke184 on April 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Original “Dumb and Dumber” duo signed on for sequel

…Damn – I was hopping for crazy pelosi and dingy-harry reid (though I’d settle for OBOZO and Bite-Me biden.)

TeaPartyNation on April 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

SO YOU’RE SAYIN’ THERE’S A CHANCE?

Ltlgeneral64 on April 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Obama and Biden together again?

tom on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Beat me to it.

Smooth Rooster on April 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

This is called the “Man, we don’t have any other gigs in the pipeline but really need some easy cash” Movie.

search4truth on April 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Harry! You’re hands are freezing!

Bevan on April 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Jim Carrey’s desperate for work, apparently.

FlatFoot on April 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I’ll stick with Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Guys are too old for a sequel.

It will be as fun as watching old man Indy in Crystal Skull.

Pablo Honey on April 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

There is not an original idea left in Hollywood.

Not a one.

Spannerhead on April 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

“We’ve got no food, we’ve got no jobs, our pets’ heads are falling off!”

Classic

revolutionismyname on April 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

And the role of Dr. Tesla will be played by Pauly Shore.

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Heh. Rosie O’Donnell’s could bring a lot of weight to the role of liberal4life …

ShainS on April 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Awesome, one of my all time favorites.

“Just go man…”

tommer74 on April 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I’ll stick with Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Hell, I’ll stick with the Marx Bros. And The General (1926).

apostic on April 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Jeff Daniels, fine. Jim Carrey, go away.
Logus on April 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Roger that. Jeff Daniels is a very under rated actor. Few actors can do comedy and drama equally well – Jeff can. His portrayal of Col. Joshua Chamberlain in “Gettyburg” was just awesome.

tommyboy on April 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

NO WAY, WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!

tommer74 on April 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Just when I thought Hollywood couldn’t get any dumber, they go and do something like this…

…and totally redeem themselves!!!

Tremor on April 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Time to play, “Dumb & Dumber” or “Overheard At Occupy Protest?”

Harry: I can’t believe we drove around all day and there’s not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip!
Lloyd: Yeah, unless you want to work 40 hours a week.

Crusty on April 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

lorien1973 on April 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I already hear it… every time Obama walks to a teleprompter to deliver the lecture du jour.

VastRightWingConspirator on April 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Obama and Biden together again?

tom on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Beat me to it.

talkingpoints on April 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

That whole “Pills are good. Pills are gooooddddd” scene kills me every time I watch it.

Dack Thrombosis on April 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Just when I thought Hollywood couldn’t get any dumber, they go and do something like this…

…and totally redeem themselves!!!

Typical too that many years later the duo hasn’t grown in sense and wisdom, learning nothing worthwhile….liberals, still stuck on stupid.

hawkeye54 on April 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

More frivolity from TK.

steebo77 on April 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

“Say kids, you wouldn’t happen to have a cup of warm water would ya?”

8thAirForce on April 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

What’s with all the Jim Carey hate?

He’s not THAT bad, people.

Good Lt on April 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Don’t care.

I want Jurassic Park IV.

joekenha on April 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM

“Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention.”

gaius on April 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

I wasn’t sure if you meant Sarah and Todd or Newt & Santorum, now i see is just a secuel of a very bad film.

Falz on April 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

If only the producers had waited, they could’ve gotten Obama and Biden.

Resist We Much on April 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels are hilarious. Dumb and Dumber is hillarious. This sequel will be hilarious.

But lets dump on them and pretend we’re better than that.

Or something.

You-Eh-Vee on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Cool. Love the first one…”I’ve got worms.” Heh.

changer1701 on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Yes! Can we do the same for Home Alone 3?!? It DEFINITELY needs a redo.

The Nerve on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

“The story of two dis-illusioned Obama voters…”

The Honey Badger

The Honey Badger on April 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM

redo

The Nerve on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

*with the original cast. No mistakes made.

The Nerve on April 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I expected them to do this two years after the original. I hated it.

rickv404 on April 3, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Why not leave good enough alone? Comedy sequel is almost guaranteed to be unwatchable.

See Caddyshack 2 as the prime example.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Hey guys. Woah, Big Gulps, huh? All right! Well, see ya later.

Fezzik on April 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I have to admit I enjoyed the first Dumb & Dumber movie. And yes, I laughed at the Turbo Lax scene.

I’ll see the sequel, but I’ll wait for it to come to cable.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I’m wondering what Jim Carrey took to sign on for this

I think his floundering career decided it for him.

slug on April 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I like the “playful” snowball fight. Cracks me up every time he clocks her.

4Grace on April 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels are hilarious. Dumb and Dumber is hillarious. This sequel will be hilarious.

But lets dump on them and pretend we’re better than that.

Or something.

You-Eh-Vee on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Name 3 comedy sequels that weren’t total pieces of crap.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Birds…

Yeah!

Yeah…

Yeah!

Mockingbird!

DrW on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I’m wondering what Jim Carrey took to sign on for this

I think his floundering career decided it for him.

slug on April 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Yeah, the royalties from “Liar, Liar” and “Truman Show” only go so far.

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Why is it obligitory?

Right Mover on April 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Why is it obligitory obligatory?

Right Mover on April 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Heh. Rosie O’Donnell’s could bring a lot of weight to the role of liberal4life …

ShainS on April 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Every time I see Shamu “killer whale” Greene on FOX News, I think that she and L4L must be the same person. They have all the usual DNC talking points memorized, but they don’t have a single original thought in their heads.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I didn’t see it, but love the “two dummies” genre. Cheech and Chong, Beavis and Butthead, Romy and Michelle. Abbott and Costello. Moe and Larry. Laurel and Hardy. Forrest Gump and … Forrest Gump. Even the two killers in “In Cold Blood”. But I digress …

Paul-Cincy on April 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM

“Ah…Aspen, where the beer flows like wine!”

mid_aged_man on April 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Name 3 comedy sequels that weren’t total pieces of crap.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Die Hard 2 and 3 were about the only sequels I can think of that were actually better than the original.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I like…

“C’mon, gimme that booze, you little punkin pie haircut freak”

“Sir, I…”

“You’d keep your mouth shut if you knew what’s good for ya”

glug, glug…

“tic tac, Sir?”

I know, I’m a child.

LtT26 on April 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Die Hard 2 and 3 were about the only sequels I can think of that were actually better than the original.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Godfather 2 was as good as Godfather. Not sure it was better.

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) was technically a sequel to “Manhunter” (1986), with many of the same themes, references, and phrases. Yet it won major academy awards and remains one of the best pictures ever. Best sequel ever.

Paul-Cincy on April 3, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I’ll bet you twenty bucks I can get you gambling before the end of the day!

VengeanceIsMine on April 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Can’t say I’m a fan, though there are some really classic lines.

Die Hard 2 and 3 were about the only sequels I can think of that were actually better than the original.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I’d say Terminator 2 was better.

Esthier on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

YES.

“Dumb & Dumber” was defintely one of the top comedies made in the past 20 years.

Norwegian on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Huzzah!

nicktjacob on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I didn’t see it, but love the “two dummies” genre. Cheech and Chong, Beavis and Butthead, Romy and Michelle. Abbott and Costello. Moe and Larry. Laurel and Hardy. Forrest Gump and … Forrest Gump. Even the two killers in “In Cold Blood”. But I digress …

Paul-Cincy on April 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM

You forgot Obama and Biden. Pelosi and Reid. Schumer and Durbin. Any 2 OWSers.

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 3:08 PM

“you boys been suckin back on Gramma’s ‘ol cough medicine, huh?”

again, I like the face when he’s going Ahhhhhh,ahhhhhhhh!!!AHHHHHH!!! when he’s going #1 in the bottle

“what are you, a camel?”

“gimme another bottle”

LtT26 on April 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I’d say Terminator 2 was better.

Esthier on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I heartily agree.

4Grace on April 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

“Check out the butt on that!”

“Yeah… he must work out!”

Bahahahaha.

“Hey, guys! Big gulps, huh? Alright!”

…….

“Welp, see ya later!”

nicktjacob on April 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I’d say Terminator 2 was better.

Esthier on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I heartily agree.

4Grace on April 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Yeah, that’s another one. T1 was pretty good for a low budget film. T2 had a lot more professional polish and better special effects.

And Sarah Connor was hotter, MILFier, and in better shape in the second one.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I’d say Terminator 2 was better.

Esthier on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I heartily agree.

4Grace on April 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

The Mission Impossible sequels were at least as good as the first one, too.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Name 3 comedy sequels that weren’t total pieces of crap.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Waynes World 2
Christmas Vacation
Austin Powers
Meet The Fockers
Lethal Weapon 2
Clerks 2

You-Eh-Vee on April 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The Mission Impossible sequels were at least as good as the first one, too.

UltimateBob on April 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I disagree. I really liked the first MI, but 2 and 3 were disappointing. And I think the first Die Hard is far and away the best entry in that franchise.

Aliens was a pretty good follow up to Alien, though.

changer1701 on April 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Ever hear of the concept of – other – people?

BKeyser on April 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Huh?

Captain Kirock on April 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

“Pull Over!”

“It’s a cardigan, but thanks for noticing.”

8thAirForce on April 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Killer boots, Man!

Hat Trick on April 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Men of America, rejoice!

Little Boomer on April 3, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Isn’t the Sequel

Barry & Joe

roflmmfao

donabernathy on April 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Not a Jim Carrey fan by any means, but, still…that movie was pretty damn funny.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM

“You are one pathetic loser! No offense intended.”

“None taken.”

NRPM on April 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM

I enjoyed Toy Story 2 more than the original.

Then of course there’s the obviously better sequel…

“KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!”

aunursa on April 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

And the role of Dr. Tesla will be played by Pauly Shore.

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM

….WHERE ARE ALL THE TROLLS? This is their thread!
lobotomy4life????…..Oyoumakemybutthurtsobad?????…Upper Yeast Infection?????
Come out come out whereever you are!

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

lobotomy4life

That’s pretty good…LOL

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Maybe we can fix up Lobotomy4life and KeninCT on a little romantic getaway.

8thAirForce on April 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Palin/West 2016!

KeninCT on April 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

They don’t know why their new movies are failing so in true Hollywood fashion – sequels to profitable movies for everyone!!!

Ukiah on April 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Not a Jim Carrey fan by any means, but, still…that movie was pretty damn funny.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Honestly I thought he was following Tom Hanks in that whole “I’m done with comedy” trend.

Ukiah on April 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM

They must expect the Three Stooges movie to be a hit.

rickv404 on April 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I thought they were talking about ‘O’ and Joe?

ChuckTX on April 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Dumb and Dumber is a classic movie. I loved it. I watched it once when I was borderline suicidal after a breakup and I was thoroughly cheered up by the end of it. I don’t even care if the sequel is crap, it won’t take anything away from the original.

Sharke on April 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

The original is one of the greatest comedy classics of all time, IMO, I hope the sequel is too.

FloatingRock on April 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE. This is the greatest news I’ve heard all year!

sbvft contributor on April 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I want to see WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S 3: the Cryogenic Return- with the sons of the original characters inheriting a defrosted Bernie.

profitsbeard on April 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Toy Story 2 and 3 were as good if not better than the original.

But they and a handful of others are the exception to the rule. Disney in particular ought to be fined for making so many cr@ptastic sequel movies.

MelonCollie on April 3, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Hope they have seat belts in the newer pick=up they will be friving than they drover in the original movie.

MSGTAS on April 4, 2012 at 10:35 AM