Despite the fact that he’s received all kinds of awards for his work on True Detective and Dallas Buyer’s Club over the last year, Matthew McConaughey is a weird dude. Conan O’Brien took his latest turn in a spot for Lincoln to its logical conclusion.
The original spot aired during NFL coverage last weekend, and features the actor driving a number of indecipherable Lincoln models while he narrates some sort of platitudes in his weed-laced southern drawl.
Conan’s parody marries McConnaughey’s performance with a few choice lines from his HBO series True Detective, using one of the best as the brand’s new tagline: “Lincoln: Walking Hand and Hand Into Extinction.”
According to The Smoking Gun, Matthew McConaughey was arrested by Austin, Texas police in October 1999 and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a neighbor called to complain about music blaring from the actor’s house.
When police arrived, they found McConaughey dancing around in the buff and playing bongo drums.
The drug charges against McConaughey were eventually dropped, though the star did plead guilty to violating Austin’s noise ordinance, for which he paid a $50 fine.