History Trivia / DumbAndDumber

20th Oct '17 11:01:45 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/SteveMartin and Martin Short both turned down the role of Lloyd.
** Creator/RobLowe and Chris Elliott both turned down the role of Harry.

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** Creator/SteveMartin and Martin Short both turned down the role of Lloyd.
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Lloyd. Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/EddieMurphy were also considered.
** Chris Elliott and
Creator/RobLowe and Chris Elliott both turned down the role of Harry.Harry. Creator/ChrisFarley was also considered.


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** Creator/JohnHughes wrote an unproduced draft of the script.
4th Sep '17 12:18:36 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling:
** Harry and Lloyd are supposed to be in Aspen, Colorado in the second half of the movie. Except the town they are in is actually Breckenridge. You can tell because Breckenridge has one main street where shops and restaurants are located with cross streets descending the hills on the east and west sides of the valley feeding into the main drag. Aspen is a town spread out across many blocks with rather busy traffic. Although both have ski resorts on one side of the town.
** In the scene where Harry and Lloyd are on the bed in the presidential suite, crying and blowing their noses with money, they are watching a commercial for Pacific Bell. If they are in a hotel in Aspen, CO there is no way they would have seen that commercial on a hotel TV when the ad is clearly for a company that serves the west coast. (U S WEST, now [=CenturyLink=], was the Baby Bell in Colorado.)
** The skiing scenes were clearly shot at Copper Mountain, not at an Aspen ski area. You can tell because the lift operators obviously wear Copper Mountain uniforms, not Aspen uniforms. Copper Mountain is over two hours drive from Aspen.
** The airport scenes in Rhode Island were filmed at Salt Lake City International Airport. In addition, Park City, Utah, doubles as Aspen during a few scenes set in town. Lloyd and Harry's apartment building is located in Salt Lake City, as is the building where Lloyd picks up Mary to drive her to the Airport. Finally, the building in Lloyd's Dream Sequence where he gives Mary her briefcase (and takes a peek at her rear) is La Caille, a gourmet restaurant and winery located just outside of Salt Lake City.
9th Jun '17 11:05:02 PM SnowHesher
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** An early draft of the film had Creator/MelGibson as Mary's husband, playing himself in a cameo role. This was going to be a gag because at the time, Mel Gibson was one of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs, and somebody like Lloyd Christmas couldn't possibly hope to compete with him.
3rd May '17 10:59:03 AM CosmicFerret
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* ActorAllusion: After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is ''Film/SomethingWild'' and Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Creator/RayLiotta.

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* ActorAllusion: After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is ''Film/SomethingWild'' and Jeff Daniels Creator/JeffDaniels does the same thing to Creator/RayLiotta.



** Jeff Daniels also got his hair naturally frizzy that way by not conditioning, blow drying, or combing his hair for two months.

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** Jeff Daniels Creator/JeffDaniels also got his hair naturally frizzy that way by not conditioning, blow drying, or combing his hair for two months.



** Averted also with Jeff Daniels, who played two characters named Harry in 1994, the other being in ''Film/{{Speed}}.''
* PlayingAgainstType: Jeff Daniels was not a comedic actor before he made this film, but the Farrelly Brothers convinced the studio to let them have Daniels in their movie when they watched ''Film/SomethingWild".

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** Averted also with Jeff Daniels, Creator/JeffDaniels, who played two characters named Harry in 1994, the other being in ''Film/{{Speed}}.''
* PlayingAgainstType: Jeff Daniels Creator/JeffDaniels was not a comedic actor before he made this film, but the Farrelly Brothers convinced the studio to let them have Daniels in their movie when they watched ''Film/SomethingWild".



* ThrowItIn: Creator/JimCarrey threw in quite a bit, like "We landed on the moon!" and even "the most annoying sound in the world" (with the latter, you can clearly see Jeff Daniels and Mike Starr trying to hold it together, bracing for whatever Carrey was about to do; [[{{Corpsing}} Daniels fails and loses his shit]] right before it cuts to a close-up of Starr).

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* ThrowItIn: Creator/JimCarrey threw in quite a bit, like "We landed on the moon!" and even "the most annoying sound in the world" (with the latter, you can clearly see Jeff Daniels Creator/JeffDaniels and Mike Starr trying to hold it together, bracing for whatever Carrey was about to do; [[{{Corpsing}} Daniels fails and loses his shit]] right before it cuts to a close-up of Starr).
20th Oct '16 9:19:54 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/GaryOldman were the original choices to play Harry and Lloyd.
** Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/MartinShort both turned down the role of Lloyd.
** Creator/RobLowe and Creator/ChrisElliott turned down to play Harry.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/GaryOldman were the original choices to play Harry and Lloyd.
** Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/MartinShort Martin Short both turned down the role of Lloyd.
** Creator/RobLowe and Creator/ChrisElliott Chris Elliott both turned down to play the role of Harry.
13th Oct '16 7:59:51 PM Dancedom
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** Creator/RobLowe and Creator/ChrisElliott turned down to play Harry.
4th Oct '16 6:06:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: An alternate ending scene was filmed where Barney the bellman offers Harry and Lloyd the job of babysitting his grandson, who turns out to be the blind boy to whom Lloyd had sold his dead parakeet.
** Creator/JimCarrey refused to shoot an alternate ending of Harry and Lloyd getting on the bus with the Hawaiian Tropic girls.
5th Aug '16 9:39:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAlusion: After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is ''Film/SomethingWild'' and Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Creator/RayLiotta.

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* ActorAlusion: ActorAllusion: After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is ''Film/SomethingWild'' and Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Creator/RayLiotta.
5th Aug '16 9:39:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DyeingForYourArt: Lloyd's chipped tooth is real - Jim Carrey had chipped his years previously, and had it uncapped for this film.

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* ActorAlusion: After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is ''Film/SomethingWild'' and Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Creator/RayLiotta.
* BreakthroughHit: For The Farrelly Brothers.
* DyeingForYourArt: Lloyd's chipped tooth is real - Jim Carrey Creator/JimCarrey had chipped his years previously, and had it uncapped for this film.



* PlayingAgainstType: Jeff Daniels was not a comedic actor before he made this film, but the Farrelly Brothers convinced the studio to let them have Daniels in their movie when they watched ''Something Wild".
* RomanceOnTheSet: Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly married after meeting on this film, but it lasted less than a year.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Jeff Daniels was not a comedic actor before he made this film, but the Farrelly Brothers convinced the studio to let them have Daniels in their movie when they watched ''Something Wild".
''Film/SomethingWild".
* RevisedEnding: An alternate ending scene was filmed where Barney the bellman offers Harry and Lloyd the job of babysitting his grandson, who turns out to be the blind boy to whom Lloyd had sold his dead parakeet.
** Creator/JimCarrey refused to shoot an alternate ending of Harry and Lloyd getting on the bus with the Hawaiian Tropic girls.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Jim Carrey Creator/JimCarrey and Lauren Holly married after meeting on this film, but it lasted less than a year.



* ThrowItIn: Jim Carrey threw in quite a bit, like "We landed on the moon!" and even "the most annoying sound in the world" (with the latter, you can clearly see Jeff Daniels and Mike Starr trying to hold it together, bracing for whatever Carrey was about to do; [[{{Corpsing}} Daniels fails and loses his shit]] right before it cuts to a close-up of Starr).

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* ThrowItIn: Jim Carrey Creator/JimCarrey threw in quite a bit, like "We landed on the moon!" and even "the most annoying sound in the world" (with the latter, you can clearly see Jeff Daniels and Mike Starr trying to hold it together, bracing for whatever Carrey was about to do; [[{{Corpsing}} Daniels fails and loses his shit]] right before it cuts to a close-up of Starr).


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/GaryOldman were the original choices to play Harry and Lloyd.
** Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/MartinShort both turned down the role of Lloyd.
** [[spoiler:An entire subplot was filmed involving Mary's kidnapped husband Bobby being kept in a wooden shipping crate, but was ultimately discarded. The brief scene where Nicholas and Shay discuss the snow owl incident had originally led into a scene where Bobby manages to escape while still inside the crate]].
13th Jun '16 9:34:01 AM speedyboris
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* StarDerailingRole: Averted, thankfully. Jeff Daniels was warned by his numerous people that if he took the part, his career was over. Never happened.
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