Jim Carrey has finally brought back Ace Ventura – unofficially anyway – for a special appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The actor and comedian was playing new US President-elect Joe Biden in the latest edition of SNL alongside Maya Rudolph as new Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, with the pair performing in a sketch which imagined Biden and Harris making a speech and delivering a message to current President Donald Trump.
And Carrey couldn't resist channelling fan-favourite character Ace, the animal detective who Carrey played in 1994's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and its 1995 sequel Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.
"There are situations in life, and this is one of them, where there must be a winner," he says in his speech as Biden.
But he quickly falls into Ace territory, as he declares that there must be a "loser" – complete with hand gestures – and proceeds to hold an L shape up to his forehead, which Rudolph copies.
Of course the "loser" is a clear reference to Ace Ventura, with Ace calling various people "loser" throughout the movie including in one scene in which he tells his dog that there must be a loser in every contest.
One fan was clearly impressed by the throwback, commenting: "Dang I didn't know that was Jim Carrey at first, until he said loser," while another wrote: "Jim Carrey's casting as Joe Biden was all leading up to this joke."
Many rumours have circulated over the years about the possibility of Carrey reprising his Ace Ventura role again, with an update last year hinting that the actor is interested in making another pet detective movie.
Responding to a report that Carrey might be considering another one, production studio Morgan Creek tweeted the eyes emoji – which gave nothing away but certainly raised anticipation levels among fans.
Watch the full SNL sketch below:
Saturday Night Live airs on NBC in the US.
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