Jimmy Kimmel and Matthew McConaughey Convince Us That VHS Tapes Are Still Cool: Watch
In case you had any doubt, it turns out Matthew McConaughey can sell ANYTHING. Fresh off his mystifying ad campaign for Lincoln, the actor teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel this week to help out a vintage video store, gifting us with three hilarious spots that…uh…kinda make me want to buy an actual VHS tape now?!
It all started a few weeks ago, when Kimmel tweeted asking if any local Austin, TX, businesses wanted help making a commercial. From the thousands of submissions, he picked Vulcan Video, a somehow still-standing store that has entire shelves dedicated to random genres like “Canadian TV Shows” and “Asian Horror.”
This week, Kimmel brought his late-night show on the road to Austin for South by Southwest, and he debuted the three hilariously cheesy spots that feature him and proud Texan McConaughey coining phrases like “Quit scrolling, quit streaming, start dreaming” and “Don’t be a loser, be a Vulcan Video chooser — alright, alright!”
Check out the awesome ‘90s-style commercials here, which begin at 3:20.