There was a lot of talk, pre-release, about whether Dumb and Dumber super fan Jennifer Lawrence was going to cameo in the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. After all of that hype, though, it turns out she isn’t in the movie. But another A-lister with deep ties to directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly actually IS in the film, in a VERY brief scene that is flying under the radar. You can watch it here, if you want to, and we’ll reveal the person’s identity on the other side of the clip. Spoilers, obviously!
No, that isn’t Bryan Cranston cooking meth in Harry’s kitchen. That’s Kingpin star and Farrelly alum Bill Murray. Credit goes to Yahoo Movies for scanning the end credits of Dumb and Dumber To and picking up Murray’s name as the meth cooker. The comedian isn’t on the IMDB page for the Dumb sequel, though to be fair, that page still has Jennifer Lawrence as Young Fraida Felcher, and we all know now that the cameo didn’t happen.
Now that you know that’s Bill Murray in the scene, you can kind of hear it. All the character does in the scene is hum a song as he cooks meth in the kitchen. He has two very short lines, and then he’s out of the rest of the movie. (Though his product does have an effect on Harry’s cat, Butthole. That’s kind of hinted at in the end of the clip. The joke extends beyond what is shown on Yahoo.)
Murray, of course, worked with Peter and Bobby Farrelly on their bowling comedy Kingpin, playing despicable pro Ernie "Big Ern" McCracken. His hair routinely stole the show:
Why do the Dumb and Dumber To cameo? With Bill Murray, pegging down a "why" is futile. Maybe he felt loyalty to the brothers? Perhaps he was near the set one day, while on one of his infamous travels, and agreed to fill in as a meth dealer for one sight gag? The more unusual part is the fact that the Farrellys are sitting on the cameo. They must feel that having Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back in the roles of Lloyd and Harry will be enough to get the diehard fans into theaters on opening weekend. We shall see.
Dumb and Dumber To opens in theaters tonight.