Matt Damon channels Brett Kavanaugh

Here’s the clip from last night’s Saturday Night Live, with Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh. Given the decline in quality of SNL over the years, this is a one-time return to form:

38 Comments

  1. JezGrove
    Posted September 30, 2018 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Loved the “I’m an optimist – a ‘keg half full’ kinda guy” line.

  2. W.Benson
    Posted September 30, 2018 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    The video not available in the country where I live. Dang!

    • Bob
      Posted October 1, 2018 at 2:47 am | Permalink

      Same here in Germany. But I am visiting! Does no good.

  3. Diana MacPherson
    Posted September 30, 2018 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Matt Daemon was almost too good. Canadians who can’t see it can see it here. https://globalnews.ca/video/4501338/im-a-keg-half-full-kind-of-guy-matt-damon-takes-on-kavanaughs-hot-seat-in-snl-cold-open

    • Glenda Palmer
      Posted September 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

      Tnx for Canadian link. It was hilarious.

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted September 30, 2018 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

      Thanks

    • Bob
      Posted October 1, 2018 at 3:01 am | Permalink

      Thank you!

  4. Posted September 30, 2018 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    This I guess is how you atone for covering up for Harvey Weinstein. Surprisingly simple. Maybe Kevin Spacey should have been the star of that homophobic attack on Graham.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted September 30, 2018 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      “Homophobic”? There was nothing anti-gay about that portrayal. Sure, it had a subtext about Graham’s maybe being a little “light in the loafers” (as they used to whisper about closeted gay men back when Lindsey was a lad), but those rumors have dogged Graham for decades, and he brought it on himself with his “I’m a single white male” non-sequitur during his judiciary committee rant.

      • Posted September 30, 2018 at 9:39 am | Permalink

        Of course it is, because the premise of the mockery is that there is something wrong with being gay. Like “cock holster”.

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted September 30, 2018 at 10:28 am | Permalink

          It’s not about being gay; it’s about being in the closet.

          Linsey Graham’s sexuality is Lindsey Graham’s business, as far as I’m concerned. If he is gay, and he wants to stay in the closet, that’s his business, too (unless he pursues anti-gay policies to cover it up).

          But if he is a closeted gay man in this day and age, that’s sad. Gotta be awful spending your life pretending to be something you’re not, especially as to something as fundamental as one’s sexuality.

          • Ken Kukec
            Posted September 30, 2018 at 10:51 am | Permalink

            Sure would be liberating (for themselves and others) if some GOP congresscritter would finally come out before getting caught macking on congressional pages or trying to give an undercover cop a hummer in a public restroom.

          • Diane G
            Posted September 30, 2018 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

            “It’s not about being gay; it’s about being in the closet.”

            And being a fucking hypocrite. To put it mildly.

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 30, 2018 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Maybe this will be the lead to a movie deal. More seriously, I hope this additional week can produce something that will remove some of the doubt from the tribal thinking we have now. Personally I could never hire Kavanaugh for any position but now, it seems all the prior issues are washed away while we look at this possible sexual assault from long ago. What has happened with this person since then is much more important to my denial. That he lied about this event when he was 17 should not surprise many.

  6. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 30, 2018 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Oh, hell, was that funny! I laughed so hard, I’ve gotta go get checked for a hernia.

    • Historian
      Posted September 30, 2018 at 9:38 am | Permalink

      What made it so good was that Damon nailed Kavanaugh’s mannerisms, including his quite annoying sniffing.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted September 30, 2018 at 9:42 am | Permalink

        Yeah, I thought his performance was excellent. He completely embodied Kavanaugh.

        • Mark R.
          Posted September 30, 2018 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

          Indeed! And the water drinking was hilarious too (especially the can of water, doing the college chug ritual). But seriously, have you ever seen someone drink so much damn water? It was a spectacular farce, and this skit nailed the absurdity of it.

          • Diana MacPherson
            Posted September 30, 2018 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

            I actually started to worry for Daeman that he’d really have to pee right after the skit.

          • Blue
            Posted September 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

            NOT only did Mr Damon nail it all, but
            he is THE perfect person for this role:

            … … He has four daughters.
            … … He co – founded and funds water.org.

            hehhehheh.
            Blue

            • Posted September 30, 2018 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

              And he covered up for Harvey Weinstein. Mocking Kavanaugh washes clean!

              • Matthew
                Posted September 30, 2018 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

                You’ve made this claim twice. can you substantiate it?

              • Diane G
                Posted September 30, 2018 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

                Google is your friend.

              • Matthew
                Posted September 30, 2018 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

                I have. There were only articles on the Waxman story. Damon denied that he had tried to sink Waxmans’ story. Waxman agreed with this and stated that she had never stated that Damon tried to sink her story.

    • Posted September 30, 2018 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      Sub or +1 or whatever the hell means that I agree. My wife and I, both big Damon fans, were falling off our chairs laughing.

    • Posted September 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

      I felt your hernia laughing at your comment… wait, oh gee, that’s my hernia.

  7. Posted September 30, 2018 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    It was so good! It was Perfect! 🙂 ❤

  8. Posted September 30, 2018 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    How are those ladies keeping a straight face? That’s awesome.

    • rickflick
      Posted September 30, 2018 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      They were told to keep thinking they were really Mr. K’s friends.

  9. Posted September 30, 2018 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Satire & ridicule will go a long way toward undermining the palatability of BK as a nominee. His performance on Thursday was petulant, a bit unhinged, and very embarrassing. He clearly never matured past 1982.

  10. Posted September 30, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Video unavailable
    The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

    Had to go to Canada to see it and an enjoyable visit it was.

  11. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    That impressions of Lindsey Graham by Kate McKinnon may have spared the nation an Attorney General Lindsey Graham or a Secretary of State Lindsey Graham.

    The Donald loses all respect for men who are portrayed by women (see Sean Spicer after Melissa McCarthy’s impression, or Jeff Sessions after McKinnon’s).

    • Posted September 30, 2018 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      Not exactly relevant to your comment, Ken, but I thought McCarthy’s Graham was the weak link in an otherwise brilliant piece of satire. Then again, I consider Graham the closest, albeit distant, thing to a Republican Senator with any integrity since John McCain, so I may have a blind spot there. I just didn’t find McCarthy’s bit either funny or accurate. Ipse dixit.

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted September 30, 2018 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

        That was McKinnon, Gary. McCarthy did Spicy. 🙂 Her Graham was certainly over-the-top.

        I’m on the other side of the political spectrum from Graham, but I was proud of the way he stood tall and took a “never Trump” stance during the Republican primaries. (Hell, at the end of primary season, he even backed Ted Cruz, whom he hates, in a last-ditch effort to stave off a Trump nomination.)

        But I’ve been sorely disappointed over the course of last year by how Graham has become Trump’s golfing buddy and lackey. And it’s gotten worse lately. The most benign explanation I can come up with is that he’s bucking for a top spot in the administration to close out his career — AG, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense. I think his good buddy John McCain would be disappointed in his recent conduct, too.

        • Posted September 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

          “That was McKinnon, Gary. McCarthy did Spicy. 🙂”

          As Queen Victoria was overheard commenting to Gladstone concerning the Irish Question, “It’s hard to tell one Mick from another!” 🙂

          • Ken Kukec
            Posted September 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

            Made me laugh so hard my hernia’s acting up again. 🙂

  12. JB
    Posted October 1, 2018 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I had been of the opinion that this was a “he said, she said” and insufficient to keep Kavanaugh off the SCOTUS. But after his unstable, self-righteous and angry performance, I don’t feel he has the comportment for a supreme court justice. Move on to the next candidate.


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