Jimmy Kimmel sends Matthew McConaughey undercover with fake weed treats
To the untrained eye, it may look like Matthew McConaughey dressed up in a ratty blond wig and Guy Fieri-inspired shirt getting people high with an assortment of edibles. But really, it is McConaughey emulating Moondog, his character in The Beach Bum, and just telling pedestrians on the street that a regular hot dog he bought at the supermarket has THC in it.
“Tingly, I feel it in my skin,” says one bystander after eating a totally normal hot dog with ketchup and mustard. And Jimmy Kimmel got it on camera to show to his audience.
In her defense, as we learned from Leslie Knope, normal food can be euphoric even without any weed.
We’re assuming not everyone filmed for this Jimmy Kimmel Live bit fell for the prank, but, of course, the compilation is filled with those who did. It also gave “Moondog” more credibility when Snoop Dogg, world-renowned marijuana enthusiast and McConaughey’s The Beach Bum costar, popped his head out of a van to give the weed dealer a shoutout.
“I’m just always here. I’m no good with cards, man,” Moondog tells another pedestrian. “Next time we run into each other is the next time we run into each other, man.”
Alright, alright, alright.