After much talk and nineteen years since Dumb & Dumber debuted, the sequel Dumb and Dumber To is finally in production. And despite reports that co-star Jim Carrey was reluctant to reprise the role of Lloyd Christmas, he seems all smiles now. Carrey tweeted the following snapshot revealing to fans the chipped tooth that memorably marred his face in the 1994 comedy that was a smash hit with critics and audiences.
Fun fact: the chipped tooth is real. To make Lloyd look just a bit stupid, Carrey had a crown on his actually chipped tooth removed for shooting of the first film. It appears he’s done it again to get back into character.
Dumb and Dumber To has Carrey and Jeff Daniels back as Lloyd and Harry, two morons who despite their differences are deeply devoted best friends. In this new adventure directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, the dopey duo is 20 years older but no wiser. When one of them needs a new kidney, they decide to set out (presumably on another ill-advised road trip) in search of a long lost child who might be a suitable donor. (Maybe it's Freda Felcher's kid? Meaning it could be either Harry or Lloyd's baby.)
The possibility of a Dumb & Dumber sequel was first floated in 2011, when it seemed most people had forgotten about the critically loathed prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. The Farrelly’s realized that the original had some serious staying power, considering kids still come up to them quoting lines from it. (“Our pets heads are falling off!”) Carey was initially on board for the sequel, but then walked away when he felt the Warner Bros wasn’t enthusiastic enough about the project.
From there Daniels assured fans that without Carrey there would be no new adventures for Harry and Lloyd. And we wondered if maybe that wasn’t a good thing? But Carrey’s power move paid off in the long run. After Warner Bros dropped Dumb and Dumber To, Universal Pictures picked it up. And now it’s in production and boasting the additional heat of Kathleen Turner. No release date has yet been announced, but with these pieces in place it seems fans of devotedly dumb comedies have something special to look forward to.
In the meantime, let’s revisit one of the stellar sequences from the original: