Congratulations, Jim Carrey: You’re a meme.
Carrey’s video love letter/mash note to Emma Stone has spread like wildfire across the Internet in the past couple of days. We’re fully expecting a bit on “The Soup” Friday night (Aug. 26), but in the meantime dozens (if not hundreds) of parodies have sprung up, made all the easier by the fact that the original video is just Carrey talking into a webcam.
We like the “Ace Ventura” version, and the guy pledging his love to Miss Piggy, and the more age-appropriate dude who also likes Emma Stone. But Kathy Griffin wins the gold star with her missive to Justin Bieber.
“I want you to know you are all the way beautiful,” she says, echoing Carrey’s opening. “Even with those, like, lesbian bangs. And that is not any diss to the LGBT community — you know I have your back.”
She then goes on to enumerate all the ways in which their romance would be beautiful, except for all the ways it wouldn’t: “If I could I’d marry you. That’s actually not true. It’s messy, Justin. There’s a distribution of assets. We’d just go steady.” And so on, verging into uncomfortable territory when she starts talking about their age difference.
Well played, Ms. Griffin.