Matthew McConaughey to Host SNL in November


It actually doesn’t feel all that long ago that Matthew McConaughey was on True Detective. Perhaps that’s because his character, Rust, has wormed his way into the beating heart of popular culture. More than any other character from True Detective, Rust has managed to gain some serious staying power. It’s not outside the realm of possibility that we’ll get to see Rust again soon.

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According to Deadline, Matthew McConaughey will host Saturday Night Live on November 21st. This will be the second time that McConaughey has hosted, though the first was over a decade ago in 2003. When Woody Harrelson hosted last year, Matthew McConaughey showed up as a special guest. That was at the height of True Detective fever, however, so we’re not expecting that sort of thing to happen again.

It would be very strange if we didn’t see some sort of True Detective joke or skit even if there are no special guest. At the very least we should see something concerning the Lincoln car commercials which have become somewhat infamous. When Jim Carrey hosted SNL, he expertly took on the McConaughey Lincoln persona.

There are so many great possibilities that could come from this. There’s a little less than a month until the episode, which is more than enough time to get hyped about it. Hopefully McConaughey will be up to slipping on the Rust character, which, if the Lincoln ads are any indication, shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Adele will be the musical guest that night, but it’s not like we can expect any True Detective shenanigans from her.

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