We used to think Matt Damon’s greatest role was Jason Bourne.
But we also would have entertained an argument for Will Hunting or even Mike McDermott.
On Saturday, however, Damon proved once and for all that all of these responses are wrong.
His best role is very clearly controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Portraying the judge – who testified in front of various U.S. Senators last Thursday in response to an allegation of attempted rape – as an emotional, partisan trainwreck who REALLY likes beer and REALLY needs water… Damon opened his skit at an “11,” as he explained right up front.
And then went right up to a “15.”
On the Scale of Crazy, he basically meant.
“You want a real investigation, then just look at my — look at my calendars,” Damon-as-Kavanaugh said, bawling openly over the records of his activites from 1982.
“You’re going to see that every night I was lifting weights with PJ and Squee and Handsy Hank and Gang-bang Greg. But you know the liberal media is going to find some way to spin this.”
In it this cold open, Rachel Dratch also appeared as Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, while Pete Davidson posed as Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
Aidy Bryant portrayed
female attorney Rachel Mitchell; a cardboard cutout of Alyssa Milano played a prominent part; and Kate McKinnon dominated as Lindsay Graham.
But Damon, his water-chugging and his incessant anger were all the real stars of the lengthy segment.
“Look,” he said sniffling at one point. “I like beer, okay? I like beer. Boys like beer. Girls like beer. I like beer. I like beer!”
As is the case with the best impressions, this was especially hilarious because it was just a modification of something Kavanaugh actually said.
Indeed, during his testimony last week, the man who wants to be our next Supreme Court Justice continually told lawmakers “I like beer.”
Prior to introducting the Season 44 premiere, Damon screamed into the camera:
“If you think I’m angry now just wait until I get on that Supreme Court because then you’re all going to pay.”
It was an amazing performance an and amazing parody all around.
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