That time Matt Damon took over “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and turned it into “Jimmy Kimmel Sucks”
Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel have become arch enemies of sorts. Though Kimmel might have fired the first shot, after last night Damon is ahead in the war. As we’ve recapped before, the “feud” began nearly a decade ago when Kimmel made an off-the-cuff comment, “apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time” and things snowballed from there.
Damon was scheduled to finally appear on the show and last night before the credits ran Damon hijacked the show, bounding and gagging Kimmel to a chair and wheeling him out on stage where he was forced to sit int the background as Damon brought out star after star after star for the show. Kimmel would stay there through the monologue and the entire show.
Damon then proceeded to host the entire show from beginning to end even going as far to deface the opening credits and tweaking the name to Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.
“Welcome to tonight’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Sucks. I am your host, Matt Damon,” he said. “Let me ask you this, as an audience is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show?”
Damon stated that he’d been bumped from the show “1,205 times” and was waiting for his moment to strike back. Damon cracked wise on Kimmel comparing him to the death star stating, “He’s big and round and easily destroyed through his garbage hole.”