Matt Damon Hijacks Jimmy Kimmel’s Show For Star-Studded ‘Revenge’ Episode
Matt Damon Exacts Revenge, Hijacks Jimmy Kimmel's Show
After being bumped from the show “1,205 times,” Matt Damon finally got his revenge on Thursday night. The long-running joke culminated in Damon kidnapping Jimmy Kimmel — and proceeding to take over the show for a star-studded episode of Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.
“Let me ask you this, as an audience is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show?” Damon asked, with Kimmel bound and gagged in the background. He’s waited “for this moment for a long, long time,” he explained. “This is like when I lost my virginity except this is gonna last way longer than one second.”
The origin of the “bitterness” and “hatred,” Damon informed us, was that Kimmel has auditioned for every role Damon’s ever played. And he’s never gotten any of them. For proof, Damon offered up a reel of Kimmel’s miserably failed auditions for Good Will Hunting, The Adjustment Bureau, Happy Feet 2, and The Bourne Ultimatum, among others.
Celebrities aiding and abetting included Kimmel’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, Don Cheadle, Robin Williams, Demi Moore, Amy Adams, and Reese Witherspoon.
“You win this round Matt Damon,” Kimmel tweeted later. “But I will win the war.”
The clip of Kimmel’s failed auditions below, via ABC:
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