If there's one thing we've been saying for years, it's that smart is so totally overrated. And it seems that most of America agrees with us, considering many people (rightly) believe that the Farrelly Brothers hit "Dumb & Dumber" is one of the greatest comedies of all time. But there's one really dumb thing that we don't like: the fact that there's never been a true sequel.
Well, looks like Hollywood has finally gotten smart -- by getting even "Dumber."
According to Moviehole, no less a source that Bob Farrelly himself has confirmed that the masters of gross out humor are hard at work on a sequel to 1994's "Dumb & Dumber" -- one that will reunite original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
"Dumb & Dumberer," of course, already spawned one prequel, but that ill-advised mess -- which came out in 2003 under the title "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" -- failed to connect with audiences thanks in large part to the fact that none of the original participants were involved. This time around, though, the Farrelly's plan to bring back the whole gang for a second go-round that should do justice to the incredibly stupid original.
"[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states," Bob Farrelly told Moviehole during an interview in Australia, "and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that – lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel – and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel."
Of course, whether he and brother Peter Farrelly will end up convincing Carrey and Daniels to reunite is still up in the air, so the whole project should still be taken with a grain of salt at this point. But then again, why wouldn't they?
After all, passing up a chance like this would be the dumbest move of all.