Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

Matt Damon Is Brett Kavanaugh In SNL’s Season Opener

Matt Damon Is Brett Kavanaugh In SNL’s Season Opener

Popular American live skit show, Saturday Night Live has opened its 44th season with a spoof of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's testimony at the Senate judiciary committee.

"Let me tell you this, I'm going to start at an 11 and I'm gonna to take it to a 15 real quick", he said.

Aping Kavanaugh's outrage while testifying last Thursday, Damon guzzled water and raged at the committee.

"First of all, I showed this speech to nearly no one, not my family, not my friends, not even P.J. or Tobin or Squee", Damon said, referring to Kavanaugh's high school friends who Christine Blasey Ford claims were present when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually groped her during a drunken party 36 years ago, when he was 17.

"I'm usually an optimist", Damon's character says in the sketch. Damon as Kavanaugh shouted, calling the proceedings a "political con job" orchestrated by Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Kathy Griffin, and Mr. Ronan "Sinatra" (it's been rumored that Frank Sinatra is Ronan Farrow's biological father).

Damon responded, deflecting the question to her just as the real Kavanaugh did at the hearing.

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"I'm a keg half-full kind of guy", Kavanaugh said, referring to his optimistic view of the past.

Getting visibly emotional, he pulled up his old "beautiful, creepy" calendars as "evidence" and claimed no one cared about evidence but just wanted to humiliate him in front of his wife, his parents and "Alyssa frigging Milano" - at which point, a cutout of Milano crept up behind him at the desk.

"You mean was I cool?"

That's the first of many, many mentions of beer.

The sketch also featured SNL alumna Rachel Dratch as Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar, as well as regular cast members Alex Moffat as Sen. However, not longer after the sketch aired, she revealed that she was now in on the joke. "Am I angry? Your damn right".

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