The Funniest Improvised Scenes in TV Shows and Movies
It seems like almost overnight Ron Burgundy has become one of the world's most popular comedy characters from across the film and television board. Anchorman is such a comedy classic that when news broke that there was going to be a sequel, it was a pretty exciting moment. However, what nobody was expecting was for Anchorman 2 to include some improvisation, but it does.
You know the scene where Ron Burgundy is fighting the shark? The people who were standing and watching from the safety of the beach didn't have a script to follow, so most of their lines were improvised. The fact that their reactions were genuine makes the scene even funnier than it was before!
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.