The notion of making a follow-up to "Dumb and Dumber" initially arose in the early 2000s. (A 1995 cartoon spinoff had proven short-lived, running just 13 episodes.) The Farrellys, Carrey and Daniels were all game, but at the time Carrey's schedule was packed. Eager to get a movie out, the studio behind the first film, New Line, decided instead to make a prequel, 2003's "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd," without the involvement of the original stars or the Farrellys. The movie flopped, grossing just $26 million.