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If you've ever seen Peter and Bobby Farrelly's seminal 1994 film Dumb & Dumber then there's a good chance that you remember the horribly hilarious toilet scene. Competing for the affections of the same girl, Jim Carrey's character Lloyd poisons his friend Harry (Jeff Daniels) with laxatives, and the result is one of the most disgusting, awful, and hysterical bathroom scenes we've seen. It will be a moment that will be hard to top in the upcoming sequel, but according to Daniels the Farrelly's have something in store for us that goes far beyond what we saw in the first movie.
Last night at the 2013 Emmy Awards Daniels took home the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his work on the HBO series The Newsroom, but it was his comments about Dumb and Dumber To that he made to E! afterwards that caught our attention. Heading backstage to the press area after his win, Daniels was asked about the scariest thing and the best thing about getting to work on the comedy sequel, and replied, "The scariest thing? There are some things that's we're going to do in Dumb and Dumber To that make the toilet scene [in the original] seem lame. Pales in comparison and I can't divulge what, but just that they've topped it. They best thing about it? I get to work with a comedic genius."
Just for shits and giggles (get it?) here's the scene from the first movie:
The "comedic genius" he refers to, of course, is Carrey, who will be back to play the role of Lloyd to Daniels' Harry. Based on a script by We're The Millers scribes John Morris and Sean Anders, the new movie once again finds the duo on a road trip as Harry tries to find his illegitimate daughter and give her the kidney transplant that she needs. While it's not entirely clear how the story works, along the way they get caught up in the drama of the Pichlow family, who have some pretty shady things going on behind the scenes. Adele Pichlow, played by The Walking Dead's Laurie Holden, is trying to poison her husband, Dr. Pichlow (Steve Tom), and kill her step-daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin), so that she can steal all of the family's money and runaway with the handyman. Harry somehow lands on her hit-list as well. Kathleen Turner is also on-board to play Fraida Felcher, the woman who Harry reveals he had a relationship with while in the hot tub with Lloyd in the first movie.
Universal Pictures, which picked up the project after it was dropped by Warner Bros. and New Line, is likely to release the movie next year, as production is gearing to start up soon, but an official release date has not yet been announced.