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NBC’s Saturday Night Live has been good at spoofing pop culture for quite some time (40 years in fact), and this weekend proved to be no exception. Dumb and Dumber To star Jim Carrey popped up as the host this week, and he opted to take on a sketch that poked fun at none other than Matthew McConaughey. Check out the funny video, below.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably already know that Carrey is spoofing the recent Lincoln ads that have popped up over the last couple of months. The originals star McConaughey as a suited up, super suave and eloquent Lincoln guy who has been driving that brand of vehicle “long before anyone paid me to drive one.” In the spoof Carrey nails the McConaughey drawl and the weird hand gestures the more dramatic actor employs in the original commercials, but it’s the jokes that make the spoof especially creative.
At the beginning of the sketch, Carrey is using some of the same ideas that were written for McConaughey in one of the Lincoln commercials. If you’ve seen the commercial, there’s that line where McConaughey says people have to “go back,” to rediscover themselves. However, in Carrey’s version the comedian adds an additional barb.
“Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward. And I don’t mean go back and reminisce or chase ghosts, I mean take a big step back. Like go from winning an Oscar to doing a car commercial. My agent was like, ‘I could understand if you did this right after The Lincoln Lawyer, that would’ve made sense.’”
The sketch continues with jokes about Uber drivers and boogers, as well as musings about how mankind should be extinguished from the face of the Earth. There’s two of these actual Lincoln clips, along with a third car insurance clip at the end of the video, which turns out to also be a surprise Lincoln commercial. The third clip’s the most ridiculous and shocking, so stick around past the 2-minute mark if you want to catch the really good stuff.
This weekend’s SNL episode also included a brand new “Drunk Uncle” sketch, as well as some killer musical performances from Iggy Azealea. You can catch more footage from last night’s episode over at Hulu, or head over to the next page to take a look at Matthew McConaughey’s actual Lincoln commercials.