"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" was surprisingly one of the biggest comedy hits of the 1990's, launching Jim Carrey to stardom on the back of many memorable Ace Ventura quotes. His lead character allowed the comedian to play to his wackiest, most elastic, craziest best, and the many Ace Ventura quotes that have entered the pop culture lexicon are a testament to that. Here are just a few of the most memorable Ace Ventura quotes from the original hit "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective."
"All righty, then." Said over and over throughout the film, this is perhaps the most iconic of all Ace Ventura quotes. Generally, it follows something else absurd happening in the movie, allowing the audience to be able to take the crazy goings-on in the movie, since Ace himself is in on the joke. "None of this makes any sense? All righty, then."
"If it gets cold enough." This entry on the list of Ace Ventura quotes is one of the film's many obviously set up punchlines that still elicit a laugh. The line preceding it is "You really love animals, don't you?" said by Courtney Cox's love interest character, Melissa. Carrey's delivery is what makes the line a classic.
"Is it number one or number two? I just want to know how much time I have." "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is built upon its potty humor, and this is literal potty humor at its best, one of the many Ace Ventura quotes referencing the bathroom directly. This follows an ultimatum for Jim Carrey's character to be gone by the time the character giving it is out of the restroom, and part of what makes it so funny is that it's something we've all thought on our own; it's like Ace Ventura quotes our own silly, potty humor-obsessed minds.
"Excuse me, sir, but do you have a mint? Perhaps some Binaca?" One of the most memorable gimmicks from "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is the lead character literally talking out of his behind, which gives us this and other Ace Ventura quotes. Many thought America doomed when this movie, with a guy talking out of his rear end, hit number one at the box office. Maybe they're right, but it's still funny.
"Once you get inside my head, there's no turning back, baby." This is one of the most memorable Ace Ventura quotes, but it might as well be about comedian Jim Carrey himself. With this film, he entered the consciousness of the filmgoing public in America, and things have never been the same since.
- Travis Petersen