Hollywood is buzzing with the news that the long-awaited sequel to Dumb & Dumber is finally in production.
All you “Dumb & Dumber” aficionados can rejoice: production on the long-awaited sequel has commenced <source>
The original has become a near-cult classic, and Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels firmly established themselves as having achieved the standard in the portrayal of earnest idiots.
Here is the much-talked about Jeff Daniels diarrhea scene:
What most people have not realized yet is that HBO beat the rest of Hollywood to the punch when it launched the Dumb & Dumber sequel called The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels as an arrogant America-hating Liberal (Dumb & Dumber indeed). And instead of a dumb sidekick played by Jim Carrey, HBO surrounded Daniels with an entire cast of dumb characters, all of whom recite the Sorkin words of scorn with great relish.
I first wrote about this garbage April 30, 2012, an essay that led off with a Jeff Daniels / Sorkin quote from the fictional show, followed by my disgust:
“It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor, that’s my answer…”
Such is the rhetorical linchpin of “The Newsroom”, a new, expensively produced, fictional drama by Aaron Sorkin and HBO. The star of the series is played by Jeff Daniels (you can see Jeff in the classic movie Dumb and Dumber), and perhaps he feels this is his “role of a lifetime”: a news anchor who, in a fit of pained honesty, speaks the harsh truth of his Liberal mind.
Actually, it is nothing more than a continuation of Dumb and Dumber and Dumberer.
Read the rest here [Getting Dumber at HBO].
The merger is now complete. Check out the new editions to the cast of the show, as they fit right in: