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50 second Dumb and Dumber fan video homage
October 27, 2012 7:38 PM   Subscribe

One critic found it "an abominable, abdominal comedy." Others see it as one of the best comedy films ever made. But clearly, these two fans successfully channeled the spirit of the original scene when they made this 50 second homage to one of the film's slapstick sequences . (youtube link)
posted by centerpunch (24 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
They were clearly enjoying themselves.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:58 PM on October 27, 2012


That rules. Love those people.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:08 PM on October 27, 2012


I dunno. The Farrelley Brothers have inflicted grievous, grievous harm on the art of film making, true. Yet... the Three Brothers from "Me Myself and Irene" who deserved their own movie (where they adopted Whitey as one of their own), the table full of crusty, rowdy, blue-collar guys at the diner who stood as a man to defend Rocket in "Stuck on You", Bill Murray triumphant as his comb-over goes askew...

OK. Here's the deal. Just give me one more movie with the equivalent of where Keith David, the the dad of a beautiful blonde, who demands of her prom date: "How'd you get the beans above the frank?" and I will love you forever.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:24 PM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


They look pretty SWPL.
posted by Tanizaki at 8:31 PM on October 27, 2012


these people are fucking idiots but that was funny as hell
posted by the theory of revolution at 8:57 PM on October 27, 2012


Big gulps, huh...



Well, see ya later!
posted by jpdoane at 8:58 PM on October 27, 2012 [5 favorites]


One critic found it "an abominable, abdominal comedy." Others see it as one of the best comedy films ever made. But clearly, these two fans successfully channeled the spirit of the original scene when they made this 50 second homage to one of the film's slapstick sequences .

Guest House Paradiso?

Oh. No. Dumb & Dumber.

Huh.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:05 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I remember seeing D&D in the theater. The "turbo lax" scene had me laughing out loud at the sheer balls of such literal toilet humor. For some reason I glanced down the aisle and in the dark I could see a little boy, maybe 7 or 8. He was on his feet in the aisle and doubled over, convulsing in laughter. I felt something of a kindred spirit with him and not ashamed. Because really, it was pretty damn funny.
posted by Ber at 9:24 PM on October 27, 2012 [8 favorites]


I, too, saw D&D in the theater, at the age of like 13 or 14, and remember the laughter becoming physically painful.

The moment with the most, um, resonance in my own life: that John Denver's full of shit, man.
posted by brennen at 9:38 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


This reminds me of the best couples costume idea I had this year...one person dresses as Dom deLouise and the other dresses as Jeffrey Dahmer. Dom and Dahmer...you're welcome.
posted by schyler523 at 9:48 PM on October 27, 2012 [8 favorites]


Dumb and Dumber is a brilliant existential work of art. But I don't understand the inherent value of this fan homage.
posted by ovvl at 12:28 AM on October 28, 2012


"Skis, huh?"
"That's right."
"Great. They yours?"
"Uh huh."
"...Both of them?"

I cannot tell you a single thing about Dumb & Dumber except that that exchange made me laugh so hard I had to turn off the TV and bury my face in pillows lest I wake the neighbors up.
posted by Spatch at 1:21 AM on October 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


"Samsonite! I was way off!"
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:49 AM on October 28, 2012


--What happened, Harry? Some little filly break your heart?
--No, it was a girl.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:28 AM on October 28, 2012


I am so not a toilet humor person but I can't help laughing with people who are laughing at it... their joy is so genuine.
posted by stoneandstar at 3:56 AM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I also saw Dumb And Dumber in a theater when it came out. I've always suspected that the Secret Meaning of the title was that the movie was dumb, but I was dumber for paying to see it.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 5:42 AM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was probably 14 or 15 when I saw this film, and thought for a while that it was pretty silly. But my brother and his best friend were 10, and loved it beyond words, and quoted it for years afterwards. I can't help but love it now; my love is refracted through their enthusiasm. I see the film now and laugh because they laughed.

Recently I learned that the Big Gulps scene was ad-libbed, as Carrey knew the actors were hired for non-speaking extra parts and wanted to see if he could goad them into saying something.
posted by distorte at 6:17 AM on October 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Kick his ass Sea Bass!
posted by Lord_Pall at 6:26 AM on October 28, 2012


"What's the soup du jour?"
"It's the soup of the day."
"Mmm. That sounds good. I'll have that."

I always ask that if some place bills their soup as the soup du jour even though I don't want soup. Nobody's bit yet, but if they ever do I'll just eat whatever they give me for the sake of comedy.

I also have to overcome the incredible temptation to order "cream of sum yung gai" at Thai restaurants.
posted by cmoj at 6:53 AM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


the Three Brothers from "Me Myself and Irene" who deserved their own movie (where they adopted Whitey as one of their own)

Yeah, there was genuine charm to Carrey's relationship with his sons in that movie.
posted by Zed at 7:51 AM on October 28, 2012


You want to see the most annoying comment in the world?
posted by JHarris at 10:21 AM on October 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


...a little boy, maybe 7 or 8. He was on his feet in the aisle and doubled over, convulsing in laughter.

Ha!

Yeah, I saw it in the theater, too, and there was an old man five or six seats away from me laughing, chuckling, and gasping so hard I honestly thought he might have a heart attack and die. Quite infectious; the rest of the audience enjoyed the movie even more after his nearly apoplectic fit.
posted by General Tonic at 12:42 PM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't stand to watch about 3/4 of any given Farelly flick, but I will say that it all looks pretty intentional to me. They mean to do exactly what they're doing, and while I'm not sure I'm a fair judge, it seems to me they are probably doing whatever that is pretty well.
posted by lodurr at 8:41 PM on October 28, 2012


The MOMENT ...

... driving through from Lincoln, Nebraska en route to Colorado -- then switching drivers around (what was it?) Grand Island and driving ALL THE WAY BACK to Lincoln and repeating it several times???

The Farrelly Bros. are Comedy deities.
posted by RavinDave at 11:50 PM on October 28, 2012


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