Just when you thought the “True Detective” parody vein was stripped bare, Patton Oswalt comes along and proves you wrong. Maybe time really is a flat circle.

Oswalt, a professed fan of the HBO show, does a fantastic turn as the 2012 version of Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle in this promo for his upcoming Comedy Central special, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time.” The details are spot-on, down to the Big Hug Mug, and his distillation of typical stand-up fodder — “the state of Florida, and frozen dinners, and children’s TV shows” — is just about perfect.

“Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” premieres April 6 on Comedy Central.