According to the comedian, who may or may not have been lying (it was impossible to tell), he ate 36 hot dogs on the set of the film for one scene, accidentally inhaling a chunk of one into his lung and biting through his tongue during one take.
For the most part, though, Carrey was “on,” prepared with bits and jokes as responses to everything DeGeneres brought up.
When asked why it took 20 years for the sequel, he quipped, “What’s the problem? It’s ‘Dumb and Dumber.’ Seems like a no-brainer.”
He credited fans for the return of the dim-witted characters played by himself and Jeff Daniels. But because he’s Jim Carrey, that brief moment of sincerity quickly got ridiculous as he added that world leaders and even an Indian shaman named Chief Dan George clamored for the sequel as well.
He did have some sincere words of praise for his co-star, though. “He was doing ‘[The] Newsroom.’ I swear to God, it’s the biggest spectrum of acting chops any actor has ever shown at one time in history. As soon as he got the Emmy, he came to the set and we told him to pull his pants down and show his butt crack.”
“Dumb and Dumber To” will be released in theaters on Friday, Nov. 14. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs nationally in syndication.