We got no food, we got no jobs… our PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!
Yes, we’ve all had that problem…but for these two, it’s just the beginning of a film filled with food!
This edition of “Bite! Eat! Repeat” takes you on a hilariously delicious trip through cinema.
Behold Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey having a VERY HARD TIME with their meal – it’s a scene from one of the funniest comedies ever – which is so much more, because the 1994 smash hit film “Dumb & Dumber” was a food-laden comedy hit!
Time To Bite Down On More Jim Carrey!
Besides being a huge hit, “Dumb & Dumber” also raised a “toothy” question: Jim Carrey was already a big star when the film came out, so everyone wondered about the chipped tooth he had in the film – was it a special effect?
The Chipped Tooth Was Real!
Yes, that’s his real tooth! In fact, years before the film, Carrey had chipped his tooth and had it capped, but had the cap removed for the film to make his character look more deranged!
A Tasty Comedy!
It’s time to take a look at the original film, through the lens of food!
The plot of “Dumb & Dumber” was simple: a pair of dumb friends named Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas set out on a cross country trip to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson.
Here is the original trailer:
However, the duo are unaware of a bigger conspiracy involving Mary and the briefcase, and a pair of criminals involved in the conspiracy attempt to chase Harry and Lloyd down for the briefcase – and throughout the chase, there are sequences with food!
In one scene, Jim Carrey has a fantasy he will be dining with a beautiful woman …and here is how he handles “disruptions” from the horny Waiter and angry Chef:
“Hot! Hot! Hot!”
Without knowing it, Harry and Lloyd get rid of a hired killer, who is tracking them. Here is the infamous “hot pepper” scene from the diner, when the hired killer gets a little more “sauce” than he bargained for!
There are many references to food in the film dialogue as well:
Lloyd Christmas: All we need to do is show a little class, a little sophistication, and we’re in like a dirty shirt.
Harry Dunne: No problem, Lloyd. We can be classy and sophistic… Oh, check out the funbags on that hosehound.
Lloyd Christmas: I’d like to eat her liver with some fava beans and a nice bottle of Chianti.
There were many funny moments as the duo travelled across the country. Here is one hilarious diner scene, beginning with the “soup du jour”…
Bravo to “Dumb & Dumber” for not only being a goofy, funny film – but for stuffing it to the gills with food!
There have been some great films with food, and I have a series called “Dinner And A Movie” that celebrates that:
Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalom head the cast of this terrific 1996 love letter to food, and the very special dish they make to impress a big celebrity who is scheduled to arrive that night for dinner – a “Big Night” indeed:
The true star of the film was this “Timpano” – click on my story here to see what it is and how to make one yourself!
I am also cooking 52 recipes from 52 cookbooks in 52 weeks, terrific food like this:
I made an Italian “Sunday Gravy” from The Sopranos Cookbook, with an assist from previously mentioned Stanley Tucci!
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