Though he pranced his way through his SNL hosting duties in a Helvis outfit, a nude leotard and a blond wig (it is almost Halloween, after all) by far his best moment of the night was his spoof on Matthew McConaughey's recent run of Lincoln car commercials.
Aside from perfecting the southern accent, Carrey also spent the entire commercial rubbing his fingers together in that odd way McConaughey does in the actual commercials, which seem to aim to pay homage to his True Detective character.
Except in Carrey's version, he actually explains the weird finger-rubbing behavior. "When I'm done rolling up this booger, should I eat it or throw it out the window?" he ponders.
Carrey is really spot-on with his McConaughey impersonation. "Sometimes you've got to go back to actually move forward, and I don't mean go back and reminisce or chase ghosts," Carrey says in his parody. "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 have made sense. But you don't buy a Lincoln 'cause it makes sense. You do it 'cause you love it — or 'cause you're an über-driver."
In only two days since the spoof went online it has garnered over 5 million views. Carrey isn't the only one to make fun of McConaughey's commercials. South Park and Ellen DeGeneres also took their turn spoofing the commercial. But Carrey's version is making waves as by far the most popular.
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