It seems you can’t turn on the television nowadays without seeing Matthew McConaughey’s commercials for Lincoln. So it was likely only a matter of time before Saturday Night Live tackled these bizarre ads with its trademark humor. That moment occurred this weekend, when host Jim Carrey starred in three brilliant spoofs.
Matthew McConaughey channeled his True Detective character in the original Lincoln ads, which feature the actor philosophizing while behind the wheel. In case you somehow missed these commercials, on television over the past few months, you can check out one of them below.
The first Jim Carrey Saturday Night Live spoof directly took some of the dialogue from the above Matthew McConaughey ad, particularly the part about looking back to go forward. But Carrey turned this into a hilarious riff on the irony of McConaughey doing a commercial after winning an
“Sometimes you’ve got to 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,” Jim Carrey said in his Matthew McConaughey spoof. “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 Uber driver.”
The laughs continued from there: ““I feel safe in here to drive around, all night long, contemplating the important questions in life,” Jim Carrey continued in his SNL spoof of Matthew McConaughey. “Who am I? Why am I here? When I’m done rolling up this booger, should I eat it or throw it out the window.”
The second Jim Carrey spoof of Matthew McConaughey featured the comedian discussing why he drives a Lincoln in the first place. But just as he was talking about “extinguish[ing] mankind like the pathetic match that it is,” kids in the backseat ask him if he is okay. They also wondered why he was driving just five miles per hour. Carrey then noted that this is “good for a Lincoln” and asked himself whose kids were in his car.
But the third and final SNL spoof of Matthew McConaughey might have been the funniest. It began with Kenan Thompson channeling Dennis Haysbert in the Allstate Insurance commercials. But just as he was riffing about deductibles, Jim Carrey and his Lincoln hilariously ran Thompson over. And what was Carrey doing while Thompson was flailing around on the Lincoln’s windshield? Thinking about who made the Moon, of course.
Watch all three of Jim Carrey’s SNL spoofs of Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln ads below.