Ferris Bueller once noted: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." The same is true about Jim Carrey, who blew through TODAY on Tuesday and provided us so many lightning-fast antics that we needed a scorecard to keep up.
Ready for Carrey's top hits? All righty, then!
Return of 'The Mask!'
While hugging and taking selfies with his fans, the star of "Dumb and Dumber To" also embraced safety, wearing a blue mask. And when he took it off for a moment ... ka-choo! He immediately "sneezed" all over everybody.
Before he sat down with Matt Lauer to talk about his movie, Carrey made sure the TODAY anchor knew exactly how he felt ... with a gigantic bear hug that swept Lauer off his feet.
Hair's to you
Asked if he's his own worst critic, Carrey joked, "I can do no wrong. ... It's unbelievable. Very, very loving, to myself, accepting of everything I do." Yet, as Lauer said, he's a noted perfectionist. As if on cue, Carrey (who had been toying with his elevated hairstyle), gave up trying to re-style his locks. "There's this one piece of hair sticking out. It's kind of cool, I like it," he said. (We thought it looked fine all along.)
When Lauer suggested they talk about something else that recently happened, Carey got super serious. "Ebola?" he asked. No, actually his appearance last weekend on "Saturday Night Live." "Well, that's catching on as well," deadpanned Carrey.
Appearing on "SNL" was a return to form for the actor, who got his big break on another sketch comedy show, "In Living Color." "It is so exciting — and from the third day on, you are not even in your shoes, they're pulling you out of your shoes to go places; you're not in control," he said of his experience as a host, before he joked about how the young cast and writers kept him rejuvenated. "I feed off the blood of the living," he said.
Come sail away
As a parting note, Carrey asked Lauer if he could get an invitation to the TODAY anchor's "yacht." "It's not a yacht," insisted Lauer. "It's a boat. ... It's a little boat, actually." "Not what I hear!" said Carrey, always getting the last laugh.
Check out the video for more Carrey wackiness and hear him talk about "Dumb and Dumber To," which opens in theaters on Nov. 14.