Jim Carrey Slips and Falls During VMAs Bit With Dumb and Dumber To Costar Jeff Daniels: See the GIF

Entertainment Aug. 25, 2014 AT 10:30AM
Jim Carrey falls at the MTV VMAs Jim Carrey slipped and fell on his butt during a funny sketch with his Dumb and Dumber To costar Jeff Daniels at the 2014 MTV VMAs Credit: Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic

That's gonna leave a mark. Jim Carrey hit the stage — hard — during his bit with Dumb and Dumber To costar Jeff Daniels at the 2014 MTV VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Inglewood, Calif.

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On hand to present the award for Best Pop Video, the 52-year-old comedian went for laughs by singing, dancing, and just generally goofing off with The Newsroom actor Daniels, 59. He was performing a slapstick routine with a scarf when he accidentally slipped and fell backward, landing flat on his butt.

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"I meant to do that!" he quipped as he jumped back to his feet, laughing. Added Daniels: "It was planned! We rehearsed that."

Jim Carrey slipped and fell on his butt during a funny sketch with his Dumb and Dumber To costar Jeff Daniels at the 2014 MTV VMAs
Jim Carrey slipped and fell on his butt during a funny sketch with his Dumb and Dumber To costar Jeff Daniels at the 2014 MTV VMAs

Ever the pro, Carrey used the blunder to his advantage and worked a second tumble into his bit. "That was amazing! Let me try it again," he joked, before somersaulting back onto the floor.

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Of course, the Kick-Ass 2 star's gaffe wasn't the only unplanned moment during the show. Earlier in the night, two-time performer Nicki Minaj had a wardrobe malfunction while performing "Bang Bang" with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. After failing to complete a quick wardrobe change offstage, she re-emerged with her dress undone and had to hold it together with her hands for the rest of the song.

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