20+ Years Later, Here are 13 ‘Dumb & Dumber’ References You Don’t Even Realize You’re Still Using

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

When fellow USFer Corey Chapman and I began discussing and listing the two-decade old Dumb & Dumber references that we casually drop into conversation to this day, we quickly identified two or three that we had unknowingly used in days prior, even before the Dumb & Dumber To poster or trailer arrived, prompting a full-on Mutt Cutts nostalgia trip.

I hadn’t consciously recognized it until today, but with no exaggeration whatsoever it is safe to say that I’ve averaged 1.5 Dumb & Dumber references per week, every week, since 1994.

And that’s not counting the fact that I still cry like this:

Dumb & Dumber has quietly remained on the hallowed comedy grounds inhabited previously by films like Blazing Saddles, Airplane! and Caddyshack and subsequently by others such as Office Space and Anchorman, a space owned by only the most quotably funny movies in history.

Here are thirteen lines and scenes from Dumb & Dumber that we regularly reference to this day, whether we realize it or not:


“So you’re telling me there’s a chance…”


“Pretty bird…”

“Harry, I took care of it.”




“Might wanna hang on to that one.”


“Hey guys! Whoa, Big Gulps huh? Allright. Well, see ya later!”


“It’s a cardigan, but thanks for noticing.”


“Killer boots, man!”

[see above]


“He must work out.”


“That John Denver’s full of shit.”

No John Denver mention in the last 20 years has come without the “full of shit” sidebar. Dumb & Dumber totally changed an entire generation’s basis of familiarity with the folk singer.


“What is the Soup Du Jour?”

“It’s the soup of the day.”

“Mm, that sounds good. I’ll have that.”


“Austria! Well, then. G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!”


“Pills are good…”


“…and TOTALLY redeem yourself!”


“What was all that ‘one in a million’ talk?”



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