Trivia / Dumb and Dumber

  • Actor Allusion: After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is Something Wild and Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Ray Liotta.
  • Breakthrough Hit: For The Farrelly Brothers.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Lloyd's chipped tooth is real - Jim Carrey had chipped his years previously, and had it uncapped for this film.
    • Jeff Daniels also got his hair naturally frizzy that way by not conditioning, blow drying, or combing his hair for two months.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: Two of them:
    • (when being pursued by the cops) "I have an idea. Go..... FASTER!!!"
    • An alternate take of the "It's okay! I'm a limo driver!" scene, with Lloyd still moving as he says it.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted out-of-universe; actress Karen Duffy oddly played two characters named Shay that year, in this film and Blank Check.
    • Averted also with Jeff Daniels, who played two characters named Harry in 1994, the other being in Speed.
  • Playing Against Type: 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".
  • Revised Ending: 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.
    • Jim Carrey refused to shoot an alternate ending of Harry and Lloyd getting on the bus with the Hawaiian Tropic girls.
  • Romance on the Set: Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly married after meeting on this film, but it lasted less than a year.
  • Sequel Gap: Dumb and Dumber To comes out 20 years later. The setting apparently has Lloyd spending all this time faking insanity to the point of catatonia just to prank Harry.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Averted, thankfully. Jeff Daniels was warned by his numerous people that if he took the part, his career was over. Never happened.
  • Throw It In: 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; Daniels fails and loses his shit right before it cuts to a close-up of Starr).
    • Also, "Big Gulps, huh? Well, see ya later!"
  • What Could Have Been: Nicolas Cage and Gary Oldman were the original choices to play Harry and Lloyd.
    • Steve Martin and Martin Short both turned down the role of Lloyd.
    • 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.

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