The Dumb and Dumber To trailer made its debut on TV Tuesday night on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and almost as funny as the trailer was the interaction between Jimmy Fallon, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Daniels ahead of the big reveal. It’s been two decades since the original Dumb and Dumber hit the big screen and it may be that only those who found humor in the first one will show up for the second.
According to the preview the antics performed by Carrey and Daniels are about the same. The plot for the new film involves the two searching for Harry’s daughter in hopes of convincing her to give up a kidney for her dear old estranged (read: didn’t ever know him) dad.
Harry and Lloyd live in the same apartment in Dumb and Dumber To as they did in the original and they even wear the same clothes. This could be lost on new viewers or a younger generation if they don’t first rent the DVD of the original.
“It’s not even a movie anymore,” Carrey jokingly said to Jimmy Fallon. “It’s a phenomenon.”
Daniels recalled being cast for the original movie.
“I remember the audition, because I was Mr. Drama and he was Jim, and I had to prove that I could be funny,” he said. “We were doing the hot tub scene, and before we even said a word, he just went into Lloyd.”
Carrey butt in saying, “I motor-boated him!”
To get back into Dumb and Dumber character, Daniels said, “I just kind of sloshed my brain around and then I was there.”
Jimmy Fallon was as funny as Daniels and Carrey with his facial expressions alone as the two discussed the upcoming film. Shortly thereafter the three did a sketch together that involved all of them maneuvering with mannequin arms.
Dumb and Dumber To is set to hit theaters in the U.S. in November. Will you be visiting the box office incognito so your friends don’t find out or will you simply leave well enough alone–allowing the film from 20 years ago to be your one and only dose of Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey together on the big screen?
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