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‘There’s Something About Mary’ at 20: Cameron Diaz, the Farrelly Brothers on ‘Hair Gel’ Scene and Other Raunchy Gags

‘There’s Something About Mary’ at 20: Cameron Diaz, the Farrelly Brothers on ‘Hair Gel’ Scene and Other Raunchy Gags

One of the most memorable scenes in the Farrelly Brothers’ classic romantic comedy “There’s Something About Mary” finds hapless high school student Ted (Ben Stiller) accidentally getting his penis stuck in his fly in the bathroom of the house of his beautiful prom date Mary (Cameron Diaz).

According to Bobby Farrelly, the sidesplitting “frank and beans” sequence in the box office hit, celebrating its 20th anniversary on July 15, is based on a real incident.

“Homer said it best,” Farrelly said. “He said, ‘It’s funny because it’s true.’ And so, the things that actually do happen are funnier to us. Pete and I said, ‘What could happen that could embarrass this kid?’’’

They remembered the time when their younger sister had a group of fellow eighth graders over to the house to listen to records in the basement. “My parents were upstairs,” Farrelly said. “One of the kids

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