After 1,205 times of Jimmy Kimmel bumping Matt Damon from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Matt Damon finally got his revenge on the ABC late night host. Almost a decade of “apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time”, Damon showed Kimmel what that feels like and it doesn’t feel good.
The Oscar winner tied him up and took over the show that airs at 11:35p for the full hour. He started off doing the monologue and bashed the tied up man as much as possible. Then he replaced Guillermo with Oscar nominee and his Ocean’s co-star Andy Garcia and JKL’s bandleader and BFF Cleto with Sheryl Crow. But it didn’t stop there when it was time for the jokes in the monologue, he brought out the man who won an Oscar with a little movie he wrote called Good Will Hunting. That’s right Robin William had us in stitches, a feeling Kimmel could related to at that moment.
Then when the monologue was over, it was time for the guests. First up was Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, who had never been on the show before last night. She mentioned Oscar winner Gary Oldman and then he was there. He said Oscar nominee Amy Adams’ name and she appeared.
Then after a commercial break Matt Damon joked how easy it is to book a celeb in this town. So he had Andy Garcia throw a rock and bam a celebrity would magically appear. The first to be hit was Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and the next throw got them Demi Moore. So when the couch was full with 3 Oscar winners, an Oscar nominee and Demi Moore and there was no room left for anybody else on it, it was time to move on to the next segment. Matt Damon brought out his f*cking buddy and Kimmel’s ex-girlfriend to chat with her.
The show wasn’t over yet, Sheryl Crow performed her new single and it wasn’t about a doping ex. Once the fat (OK she’s not fat) lady was done singing, it was time to end the show. Matt Damon promised he would un-gag Kimmel and let him have a few words on Jimmy Kimmel Sucks!, but sadly for him they ran out of time!
I know this is going to make me sound like a Benedict Arnold, but after watching the show for almost 6 years I have to say I think that was the best episode I have ever seen of Jimmy Kimmel Live! yet. Sorry Jimmy don’t hate me, but it was a f*cking brilliant episode. So sit back and enjoy it as much as I did.
Oh and since Matt Damon was not technically a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he can still apologize to Matt Damon for running out of time, right? Something Jimmy Kimmel told me a few weeks he was going to do anyways
UPDATE: Jimmy Kimmel Sucks! was the #1 show last night in its timeslot in households and the key demo. Garnering its best ratings yet in that timeslot and the show has been airing at 11:35p for less than 3 weeks. I think JKL! is starting a well deserved trend for itself!!!