1. Dumb and Dumber was Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly‘s first film—and it was a real labor of affection. Years beforehand, Peter and his good friend and frequent writing companion Bennett Yellin wrote a screenplay about two not-very-bright funeral house staff, which was finally purchased by Eddie Murphy‘s manufacturing firm. Sadly, there it languished.
Joined by Bobby, the trio wrote Dragnet 2, a sequel for the 1987 comedy with Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd, “our greatest script,” Peter told an audience at Loyola Marymount’s Faculty of Movie and Tv in 2014. Nevertheless, that did not get made, both.
Again on the drafting board, the Farrellys and Yellin got here up with one other story, this one about dim-witted buddies Harry and Lloyd, who set off for Aspen to return a misplaced briefcase to its rich proprietor. They referred to as it Go West, then A Energy Device Is Not a Toy. “We modified the titles as a result of we could not get brokers to ship a script referred to as Dumb and Dumber to their shoppers,” Peter stated.