If you have trouble following "True Detective's" dialogue, you'll love this parody

Joel McHale and Jim Rash mock the hit show's hard-to-follow-dialogue


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Prachi Gupta
March 7, 2014 12:11AM (UTC)

There's one problem (OK, a few?) with "True Detective," the only show that might fill the void that "Breaking Bad" has left in your life: the dialogue is hard to follow. Although Matthew McConaughey as misanthropic detective Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as his self-righteous partner, Marty Hart, will draw you into the hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana, you will find this side dialogue happening a lot:

You: What did he say?

Friend: I don't know.

You: Who are they looking for, now?

Friend: I don't know.

You: Well, why didn't you say anything earlier? I thought I was the only one who didn't get it!

Friend: I don't know!

You will scowl at your soft-spoken friend and question whether he is really as invested in "True Detective" as you are, but you will continue to watch it together because your friendship is strong, and because you both are transfixed by Matthew McConaughey's gaunt face and you know some serious. shit. is about to go down.

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Now, however, you know you're not alone: "The Soup" comedian Joel McHale and Jim Rash have created this "True Detective" parody, which matches the show's tone, pacing and, at times, mumbling of gibberish dialogue that no one seems to understand. Be warned, however, that this isn't the last "True Detective" parody you'll probably see.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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