‘True Detective’ Gets the Patton Oswalt Spoof Treatment (Video)

Oswalt slaps on a mustache and spouts nonsense to promote his new Comedy Central special

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Throw another “True Detective” spoof onto the pile.

Patton Oswalt has become the latest to parody the HBO drama in a promotional video for his upcoming Comedy Central special.

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Done up in his finest approximation of Matthew McConaughey‘s Rust Cohle character (spoiler alert: Nobody will mistake Oswalt for McConaughey), Oswalt spiels a bunch of profound-sounding nonsense.

“Somebody told me that tragedy plus comedy equals time,” Oswalt-as-Cohle drawls. “Maybe time is a flat circle. Over here, that’s where comedy is. And over here, it’s us contemplating Florida and frozen dinners and children’s TV shows. And all of it is crushed into a single plane of existence that only exists because we’re imagining it as it happens.”

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Oh, and there are also five dimensions: Time, distance, depth, cinammon smell and Paul Anka.

Oswalt’s stand-up special, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time,” premieres April 6 at 10 p.m.

Watch the promo below:


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