Earlier this week, the Dumb And Dumber To trailer exploded onto the Internet. Combining comedy and nostalgia, it hit the mark for a good percentage of the film’s fans who really wanted to see Harry and Lloyd back in action. What it didn’t do, however, was clear up a question that many have been wondering. Will loveable antagonist Sea Bass return for the sequel?
After the project was first announced, rumors swirled that Boston Bruin great Cam Neely would return for the second installment, but it turns out he actually didn’t shoot any material during production. Instead, the Farrelly Brothers didn’t give him a call until after much later, asking if Neely would be down to shoot a Sea Bass scene if they came to Boston. He, of course, agreed, but since it’s not central to the plot, he has no idea whether or not it will make the final cut.
"There was something shot not that long ago that may make the final cut. You can shoot something and it ends up on the cutting room floor. They actually approached me after the playoffs were done and said, "We think we have something that makes sense to put Sea Bass back (into that world)." We’ll see if it makes it."
I’m not normally a huge fan of contriving ways to put every character into the sequel. The most important goal has to be to make a good movie, but I think I speak for a lot of people when I say Sea Bass was quite possibly responsible for the single greatest moment of Dumb & Dumber.
Kick His Ass, Sea Bass.
I don’t know why it works so well, but it just does. As such, I wholeheartedly approve of a reaction shot , a brief bump-into scene or almost anything else that gives us another minute or two of Sea Bass. Most of the other supporting characters I can take or leave. Not him, though unless one of the Farrelly Brothers decides to speak on the record, we’ll probably just have to wait until the film actually gets screened closer to its November release date to know for sure.
Until then, feel free to geek out over the incredibly stupid and extremely hilarious trailer right here.