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Lloyd's life is turned around when he falls in love with Mary Swanson (Creator/LaurenHolly), a rich female client who leaves her briefcase at the airport. Lloyd talks Harry into going on a road trip to Colorado to return it. Thus, they hit the road in Harry's dog-shaped dog grooming van, unaware of what the briefcase is actually full of: ransom money, which means that Lloyd and Harry are being trailed by two hitmen, along with anybody else they piss off along the way.

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Lloyd's life is turned around when he falls in love LoveAtFirstSight with Mary Swanson (Creator/LaurenHolly), a rich female client headed for Aspen, Colorado, who leaves her briefcase at the airport. After trying unsuccessfully to return the briefcase to Mary at the airport, Lloyd talks Harry into going on a road trip to Colorado to return it.the briefcase. Thus, they hit the road in Harry's dog-shaped dog grooming van, unaware of what the briefcase is actually full of: ransom money, which means that Lloyd and Harry are being trailed by two hitmen, along with anybody else they piss off along the way.



* BathroomStallGraffiti: [[AC: For manly love, be here March 25th at 2:15am SHARP]]

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* BathroomStallGraffiti: [[AC: For "For manly love, be here March 25th at 2:15am SHARP]]SHARP." And of course, Lloyd happens to be there at March 25th, 2:15 am. [[spoiler:Seabass shows up, just about ready to beat the living daylights out of Lloyd, until Harry bursts in, putting out his leg after he accidentally set it on fire.]]



--> We've got no food, we've got no jobs, our pets' heads are falling off!

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--> -->'''Lloyd:''' We've got no food, we've got no jobs, our ''our pets' heads are falling off!off!''



* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: The plot is driven by Lloyd and Harry trying to return one to Mary. However, they don't know it's full of money until an argument when the briefcase accidentally pops open.

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* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: The [[spoiler:The plot is driven by Lloyd and Harry trying to return one to Mary. However, they don't know it's full of money until an argument when the briefcase accidentally pops open.]]



* BulletProofVest: When [[spoiler:Harry]] is shot by [[spoiler:Nicholas]], it's revealed he's wearing one of these. Lampshaded by Lloyd when he asks, "[[DumbassHasAPoint But what if he shot you in the face?]]" Then again, BoomHeadshot is not very reliable in real life.

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* BulletProofVest: When [[spoiler:Harry]] [[spoiler:Harry is shot by [[spoiler:Nicholas]], Nicholas]], it's revealed he's wearing one of these. Lampshaded by Lloyd when he asks, "[[DumbassHasAPoint But what if he shot you in the face?]]" Then again, BoomHeadshot is not very reliable in real life.



* TheDitz: Lloyd and Harry personify this trope.

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* TheDitz: Lloyd and Harry personify this trope. They don't seem to realize basic social interaction, don't even rudimentary knowledge of how the world works, and never think to try and contact Mary before going to Aspen. [[spoiler:However, this allows them to be a SpannerInTheWorks to the conspirators who kidnapped Mary's husband, as they foil the plan by being so stupid that things fall into chaos by their mere presence.]]



* EpicFail: The ending of the movie is this for both Harry and Lloyd.

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* EpicFail: The ending of the movie is this for both Harry and Lloyd. [[spoiler:For one, they never realize the briefcase is full of money until they manage to force it open.]]



** Creator/JimCarrey refused to shoot an alternate ending of Harry and Lloyd getting on the bus with the Hawaiian Tropic girls as he reasoned Lloyd was too stupid to realize it was an offer.

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** Creator/JimCarrey refused to shoot an alternate ending of Harry and Lloyd getting on the bus with the Hawaiian Tropic girls girls, as he reasoned Lloyd was too stupid to realize it was an offer.


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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Harry and Lloyd end up as this to the conspiracy that has Mary's husband hostage. By taking the briefcase, going across the country, and showing up to Aspen, the two of them end up allowing Mary to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Harry also gets the police alerted to what's happened, Lloyd provides a convenient distraction, and Mary's husband ends up rescued.]]



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[[caption-width-right:300:[[TagLine For these guys, every day is a no-brainer]].]]


''Dumb and Dumber'' is a 1994 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/JeffDaniels, directed by the Farrelly Brothers (though Bobby Farrelly was uncredited). Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) is a friendly, though somewhat sadistic and ''more'' than somewhat dimwitted, limo driver who lives with his {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}}, Harry Dunne (Daniels), a friendly, less sadistic than Lloyd, though still dimwitted dog groomer, in their Rhode Island apartment.

Lloyd's life is turned around when he falls in love with Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), a rich female client who leaves her briefcase at the airport. Lloyd talks Harry into going on a road trip to Colorado to return it. Thus, they hit the road in Harry's dog-shaped dog grooming van, unaware of what the briefcase is actually full of: ransom money, which means that Lloyd and Harry are being trailed by two hitmen, along with anybody else they piss off along the way.

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''Dumb and Dumber'' is a 1994 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/JeffDaniels, directed by the Farrelly Brothers (though Bobby Farrelly Creator/BobbyFarrelly was uncredited). Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) is a friendly, though somewhat sadistic and ''more'' than somewhat dimwitted, limo driver who lives with his {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}}, Harry Dunne (Daniels), a friendly, less sadistic than Lloyd, though still dimwitted dog groomer, in their Rhode Island apartment.

Lloyd's life is turned around when he falls in love with Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), (Creator/LaurenHolly), a rich female client who leaves her briefcase at the airport. Lloyd talks Harry into going on a road trip to Colorado to return it. Thus, they hit the road in Harry's dog-shaped dog grooming van, unaware of what the briefcase is actually full of: ransom money, which means that Lloyd and Harry are being trailed by two hitmen, along with anybody else they piss off along the way.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The ending, in which [[spoiler: Harry blissfully gives a bus full of supermodels in need of men to oil them up while on tour directions to the nearby town for their search]]. Lloyd does a DoubleTake, screaming into Harry's face "Do you realize ''what you've done''?!" before chasing the bus down.
-->'''Lloyd''': You'll have to excuse my friend. He's a little slow. [[spoiler: The town is back ''that'' way!]]


--->'''Lloyd:''' What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me [sic]... ending up together?\\

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--->'''Lloyd:''' What do you think the chances are of [[{{Malaproper}} a guy like you and a girl like me [sic]...me]]... ending up together?\\


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*** When Lloyd finds out that [[spoiler: she's married]], he incredulously asks "What was all that "one in a million" talk?!"


* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Lloyd himself and the ninja chef he fights when he fantasizes (while driving) about taking Mary to dinner

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* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Lloyd himself and the ninja chef he fights when he fantasizes (while driving) about taking Mary to dinnerdinner.

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* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Lloyd himself and the ninja chef he fights when he fantasizes (while driving) about taking Mary to dinner


* DarthWiki/MostAnnoyingSound: {{Invoked}} InUniverse by Lloyd making an incredibly awful screeching noise-slash-animal call as a joke after he and Harry pick up Mental -- it sure is considered incredibly annoying InUniverse, because it hits Mental's RageBreakingPoint and he would have drawn his gun and shot them dead right then and there (even after telling Shay that they can't kill them yet without finding out who they are), but he was stopped by the two idiots deciding to pick up some Mexican immigrant hitchhikers (so he can't do it without risking witnesses or the attention a massacre would ensue). Lloyd asking Mental if he "wants to hear the world's most annoying sound" is, thus, the {{Trope Namer|s}}.


* MostAnnoyingSound: {{Invoked}} InUniverse by Lloyd making an incredibly awful screeching noise-slash-animal call as a joke after he and Harry pick up Mental -- it sure is considered incredibly annoying InUniverse, because it hits Mental's RageBreakingPoint and he would have drawn his gun and shoot them dead right then and there (even after telling Shay that they can't kill them yet without finding out who they are), but he was stopped by the two idiots deciding to pick up some Mexican immigrant hitchhikers (so he can't do it without risking witnesses or the attention a massacre would ensue). Lloyd asking Mental if he "wants to hear the world's most annoying sound" is, thus, the {{Trope Namer|s}}.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: DarthWiki/MostAnnoyingSound: {{Invoked}} InUniverse by Lloyd making an incredibly awful screeching noise-slash-animal call as a joke after he and Harry pick up Mental -- it sure is considered incredibly annoying InUniverse, because it hits Mental's RageBreakingPoint and he would have drawn his gun and shoot shot them dead right then and there (even after telling Shay that they can't kill them yet without finding out who they are), but he was stopped by the two idiots deciding to pick up some Mexican immigrant hitchhikers (so he can't do it without risking witnesses or the attention a massacre would ensue). Lloyd asking Mental if he "wants to hear the world's most annoying sound" is, thus, the {{Trope Namer|s}}.


* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Lloyd. He's insensitive, careless and causes a lot of destruction (some even resulted in ''deaths'') due to his [[LethallyStupid monumental stupidity]].


* TheNineties: Not much of an UnintentionalPeriodPiece[[invoked]], but the fashions and soundtrack clearly place it here.

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* TheNineties: Not much of an UnintentionalPeriodPiece[[invoked]], but the 80s-holdover fashions and soundtrack (a mix between early alt-rock and synth-heavy easy listening) clearly place show it here.was made in the early years of the decade.

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* {{Manchild}}: There's a lot of words to describe Lloyd and Harry, and mature is most definitely not one of them.


* TheNineties: Not much of an UnintentionalPeriodPiece, but the fashions and soundtrack clearly place it here.

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* TheNineties: Not much of an UnintentionalPeriodPiece, UnintentionalPeriodPiece[[invoked]], but the fashions and soundtrack clearly place it here.



* BittersweetEnding: Harry and Lloyd are alone, being forced to walk home as their motorcycle broke, but happy about it. Even after their idiocy prevents them from getting a ride... in a bus full of supermodels who need someone to oil them! They had [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned on shooting an alternate ending]] where they got on the bus, but Creator/JimCarrey disagreed, arguing that Lloyd was too stupid to consider it.

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* BittersweetEnding: Harry and Lloyd are alone, being forced to walk home as their motorcycle broke, but happy about it. Even after their idiocy prevents them from getting a ride... in a bus full of supermodels who need someone to oil them! They had [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned on shooting an alternate ending]] ending]][[invoked]] where they got on the bus, but Creator/JimCarrey disagreed, arguing that Lloyd was too stupid to consider it.



* JarPotty: Lloyd is forced to do this with beer bottles in the van... which a state trooper [[{{Squick}} finds out the hard way.]] And he fills about ''ten bottles'' in one go. Much to Harry's bewilderment.

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* JarPotty: Lloyd is forced to do this with beer bottles in the van... which a state trooper [[{{Squick}} finds out the hard way.]] ]][[invoked]] And he fills about ''ten bottles'' in one go. Much to Harry's bewilderment.



* LaxativePrank: Whose results are left in ''a broken toilet'', no less. (and the extended cut has [[{{Squick}} Harry cleaning the thing...]])

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* LaxativePrank: Whose results are left in ''a broken toilet'', no less. (and the extended cut has [[{{Squick}} Harry cleaning the thing...]])]][[invoked]])



* TheOneThatGotAway: Fraida Felcher to Harry. Will now make an appearance in the sequel.

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* TheOneThatGotAway: Fraida Felcher to Harry. Will now make Makes an appearance in the sequel.



* TongueOnTheFlagpole: [[WhatAnIdiot "Oh, look, frost."]]

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* TongueOnTheFlagpole: [[WhatAnIdiot "Oh, look, frost."]]"]][[invoked]]



** During Lloyd's ImagineSpot when he's driving a car, he's about to have sex with Mary and opens her bra, but instead of a pair of breasts, she has a set of blinking car lights, which Lloyd stares at for a while until he wakes up just in time to avoid crashing into a truck on the opposite trafic lane. Another word for boobs? Headlights.

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** During Lloyd's ImagineSpot when he's driving a car, he's about to have sex with Mary and opens her bra, but instead of a pair of breasts, she has a set of blinking car lights, which Lloyd stares at for a while until he wakes up just in time to avoid crashing into a truck on the opposite trafic traffic lane. Another word for boobs? Headlights.


* CreditsGag: The opining kreditz r deliburutly misspeld az part uf thuh moovy's moteef.

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* CreditsGag: The opining kreditz kredits r deliburutly misspeld az part uf of thuh moovy's moteef.moeteef.


''Dumb and Dumber'' is a 1994 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/JeffDaniels, directed by the Farrelly Brothers. Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) is a friendly, though somewhat sadistic and ''more'' than somewhat dimwitted, limo driver who lives with his {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}}, Harry Dunne (Daniels), a friendly, less sadistic than Lloyd, though still dimwitted dog groomer, in their Rhode Island apartment.

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''Dumb and Dumber'' is a 1994 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/JeffDaniels, directed by the Farrelly Brothers.Brothers (though Bobby Farrelly was uncredited). Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) is a friendly, though somewhat sadistic and ''more'' than somewhat dimwitted, limo driver who lives with his {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}}, Harry Dunne (Daniels), a friendly, less sadistic than Lloyd, though still dimwitted dog groomer, in their Rhode Island apartment.

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