The Funniest Improvised Scenes in TV Shows and Movies
Jim Carrey, Dumb and Dumber
Jim Carrey has got to be one of the greatest comedy actors of all time. His characters often cause chaos for others in the film, but it's not difficult to imagine that he's pretty similar in real life, as well. Perhaps some of his natural cheeky side came out in the film Dumb and Dumber, during the scene at the 7/11. In this scene, he talks to a bunch of bystanders, saying "Hey guys. Woah, big gulps, huh? All right! Well, see ya later!"
These words weren't in the script – they were totally improvised. What was the point? Well, it was Carrey's way of messing with his fellow cast members. They had been told that they weren't allowed to say anything during filming, so Jim Carrey was teasing them by trying to encourage them to talk. It must have been a pretty fun day on set, but the fact that it transferred itself so well to the viewers as well is an added bonus.
Matt Jones, Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad has taken over the world in recent years; it's got to be one of the biggest and best television series of our times – if not ever. If you haven't seen it yet, then beg, borrow or steal your way to a copy of the box set and binge watch the entire thing over a weekend. You won't regret it.
In the series, the character of Badger is good friends with Jesse, one of the main characters. In an attempt to get back on the straight and narrow, Badger (played by Marr Jones) lands himself a job doing sign twirling during Season One Episode Five. If you've seen the series then you'll know the scene I'm talking about; if you haven't, then you'll know it when you see it. Believe it or not, everything that Jones said during that scene was improvised. Kudos to him for crafting a scene that has become so memorable in the minds of the fans!