WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Tells The Story Behind “Alright, Alright, Alright”

Matthew McConaughey hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and after promising folks that the show would go “okay, okay, okay”, he explained the origin story of his famous catch phrase, “alright, alright, alright.”

The young McConaughey was in his very first acting gig, in Richard Linklater‘s Dazed And Confused, and was getting into character as Wooderson when the magic words just poured out of him. Allow him to explain: