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Is this the closest we're getting to a DAZED AND CONFUSED sequel?

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with something I've been debating whether or not to post, but damn it - it's Mathew McConaughey doing what he does best "L-I-V-I-N." "David Wooderson," the role McConaughey made famous in Richard Linklater's 1993 DAZED AND CONFUSED, rocks out in a new music video from Butch Walker and the Black Widow's video for "Synthesizers." While I'm not too kean on making a point to randomly post music videos here, this one's just too cool to pass up. 



McConaughey's about to hit theaters again as "Dallas" in Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE which hits the screen on June 29th.


- Mike McCutchen




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  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    by MrLongbaugh

    They would be hard pressed to make a movie as good as Dazed and Confused.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by Kevin

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    alright alright alright...

    by awardgiver

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Alright! Alright! Alright!...

    by jimmy rabbitte

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    So close to first

    by Wcwlkr


  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I keep getting older and they stay the same age.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    but why

    by awardgiver

    do silly indie hipster rock singers sing with such ridiculous voices? Is it the tight pants?

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    by MrLongbaugh

    It is a cool little video though.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    That was like the best thing I've seen in forever.

    by Randy

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I preferred Lost And Delirious

    by tangcameo

    Well at least the start of it. Jessica Pare and Amanda Peet topless in bed with each other.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    We don't need a sequel to Dazed & Confused

    by Jaka

    Do we?

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by MrLongbaugh

    Thanks. I will definitely have to check that out.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Time to search for Lost And Delirious....

    by happybunni

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Some more Mickey Haller films please

    by ballyhoo

    Matthew was awesome in it and the next books are just as good as LL.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    if i let McConaughey reprise his role as Dirk Pitt..

    by sonnyhooper

    ...from Sahara, in a music video for my band would aint it cool pimp it out too? <p> yeah, probably not huh?

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Muldoon is the egg mcmuffin of ain't it cool news contributors

    by GiggleRoot

    He actually had me with the WTF section he started, but this is the cherry on top. Are there elections for the HeadGeek position? Because Muldoon has my vote.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    McConaughey's Head Looks Like the Prometheus Poster Head...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...dude's head is WAY too big for his body.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I'm a fan of Butch, this is not one of his better songs

    by Cobb05

    He does do an awesome cover of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me"

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Lost and Delirious

    by zer0cool2k2

    Ok, i know there's some Jessica Pare' / Piper Perabo nude frollicking in it, but is Amanda Peet in it as well?

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of "Kaputt" by Destroyer.

    by Fawst

    Only not as cool. And the "Kaputt" is a much better song. And the chicks in the video are much hotter.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by Fawst

    The "Chicks" during the desert sequence are actually dudes, but the girls at the beginning are hotter.

  • Dazed and confused was a great movie. Funny or Die is awesome for this.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Wooderson was right about one thing

    by Itchy

    High School girls are hot pieces of ass.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    say man, you got a joint?

    by coz

    it'd be a lot cooler if you did

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Remember that movie The Stoned Age?

    by phifty2

    Shit, that was terrible.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    There's already a sequel to Dazed and Confused...

    by AotD

    ...It's called Adventureland. Well, a spiritual sequel at least.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    an acquired taste?

    by Bouncy X

    after years of hearing how awesome this movie is i finally saw it a few months back. gotta say i found it quite boring. i guess its one of those movies people either "get" or they dont. though i could see those who grew up in that period probably enjoying it more as well. of course i'm not the biggest fan of comedies to begin with so there was a notch against it for me to begin with. but yes that high school girl line is quite funny and true. its even worse these days cuz damn they never looked that good back in my day. :P

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Guys, Guys

    by Nick

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  • Jan. 23, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Watch the leather mannnn!

    by gooseud

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    bouncy, you had to see it IN high school

    by coz

    This movie came out when I was a freshman and it kind of patterned my high school experience. I went into highschool as Mitch and came out as Pink. Didn't hurt that the 70s and 90s were so similar, they even talk about that in the movie, the "every other decade" theory. That movie, like few others I've ever seen, plugs straight into the teenage mind, the rebelling against authority, the questioning of values, the running scared shitless, the searching for truth and fun. It was just a complete confluence of all the right ingredients at just the right time. If that movie didn't exist, some of my favorite memories probably never would have happened. Like the time a couple days before my senior year started, 5 of us took off on an impromptu road trip to two other states, in the middle of the night, most of us underage. Fucking good times.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by fullrotor

    Let's hope Wooderson wouldn't be wearing the same shirt in 1995 or thereabouts. Weird that it's been that long. I kinda wish the sequel that was occasionally talked about had happened, Wooderson and some other characters working construction jobs in the '80s and just hanging out or something...maybe as aimless as Dazed but about being in your '20s in that decade. Might have been interesting.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Didn't have to see it in High School

    by fullrotor

    I was in my 20s when this came out and it was one of my favorite movies at the time. I don't think age matters in appreciating this.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Adventure land is not at all a sequel to Dazed

    by happybunni

    What the hell is wrong with you. Spiritual or otherwise, they're completely different movies.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    fullrotor, maybe up to a point

    by coz

    But I don't think a middle-ager is going to get quite the same things out of it that someone much younger would, do you? Imagine if you saw it now for the first time, would you appreciate it the same way?

  • The open road ending is filled with the promise and optimism of youth. We don't need to find out which characters lost their hair or grew a beer belly. We just need to know that the whole world is out there for them to discover.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Hellooooooooo Muldoon

    by ajit maholtra

    I am ajit. From where are you?

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    What happened to all the girls in that movie?

    by Mugato5150

    Parker Posey was sort of an indie star for a while but the only other of the hot girls in that film that got anywhere was Milla Jovovich and she didn't even have any lines, just sang a couple bars. Oh and Joey Lauren Adams went out with Kevin Smith for a while I think. Obviously she figured out that he couldn't help her with her career and is probably still in the shower.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    LoL - I love it; I think it's great !

    by MattHooper

    something I never thought I'd see, again. Matt with that wig and that wardrobe. Awesome, incarnate.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Ironically, McConaughey doesn't seem to age ...

    by Royston Lodge

    Does that mean the high school girls are getting older?!

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Sorry! Meant Piper Perabo! Always get those two mixed up

    by tangcameo

    I'm sure Amanda would have been naked there with them if she could have. Apologies to all you out there expecting Amanda in the movie now.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    btw Skip the rest of L & D. They wear clothes after that.

    by tangcameo

    And I tend to fall asleep after that.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by MrLongbaugh

    I have to agree with happybunni. Adventureland in my mind is in no way a sequel to Dazed and Confused. The only thing they have in common is some pot smoking by some young kids. Dazed and Confused represented an era. I remember my older cousins during that time. Smoking pot, listening to KISS, the summer of '76 with the bicentennial celebrations. I was a bit younger, but they were the exact ages of the characters in the movie. It seemed to me like they were pulled right out of the movie. There was something so special about that time.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    If it is the same shirt

    by Riff_Randell

    then I guess we now know that's neither Bob Marley or Jesus pictured there. Nugent? With whiskers?

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by Flexfill

    right, Ted Nugent - Amboy Dukes

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    riff_randel, are you a female?

    by ajit maholtra

    Or are you transvesite Ramones fan?

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST

    preparing myself for the hate coming my way

    by skelly

    But I always felt Dazed and Confused was boring nostalgia. I always prefered The Stoned Age. Commence with the hating.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 2:03 a.m. CST

    'kean'? That's a new one

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I love Dazed & Confused, and anything with Wooderson is great. I remember the real life Wooderson trying to sue Linklater a few years ago...

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 3:45 a.m. CST

    This shit sounds like Dexy's Midnight Runners.

    by Xenodistortion

    I hate music like this. And you know these fucktards were probably 8 years old when this movie came out. I absolutely love McConaughey and as cool as his reprisal of Wooderson is, I'll watch it on mute. Once. Glad that he's in on the joke that is himself, but man, modern pop music is some of the most horribly unoriginal and boring stuff being cranked out these days. M.M., you're still the shit to me, but even I can't get high enough to enjoy this musical wankery. Get to work on playing Lion-O in a live action Thundercats movie dude! That, or fucking AQUAMAN! I know you can swim like the dickens because I'm the only guy on the planet that's seen "Surfer Dude". Kudos to Muldoon for taking a chance and posting some weird ass shit on this site by the way.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST


    by aceldama

    Awesome video, note-perfect presentation of Wooderson. Loved it. Made me smile mucho bunches-o. Thank you!

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Hipsters buying street cred.

    by wierdo27

    you're ruining it.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Pity it's not a better song.

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Scissor Sisters called. They want their sound from 6 years ago back.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Adventureland was a mess. It completely took place in the 70s but everyone was calling it the 80s. What was the deal with that?

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    How about you enlighten us all as to exactly WHAT is great music? I've just listened through the Spade album that this song is on and it's pretty damn good, and I have broad tastes in music.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    Scissor Sisters?

    by NightArrows

    The fuck? Not even close.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Give me a Wooderson spinoff movie!!

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    While we don't need a Dazed sequel how about a Wooderson sequel? Follow a day in the life of Wooderson back in the 70s.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    What all music videos should aspire to be...

    by lb_12

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    kinda sequel to Dazed

    by mcgillj

    I always thought spiritually Suburbia was the sequel to Dazed.. a more generation removed with a similar kind of film. Maybe that's just me though. Felt more like the characters could have been the children of, maybe that's just because Linklater whelmed both.

  • Jan. 24, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by MrLongbaugh

    I would watch that.