Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Matt Damon Is Brett Kavanaugh In SNL’s Season Opener

Matt Damon Is Brett Kavanaugh In SNL’s Season Opener

The sketch comedy show's cold open satirized Kavanaugh's Thursday hearing before the Senate judiciary committee during which he emotionally denied Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that he drunkenly forced himself on her and held her against her will at a 1982 party when they were both teenagers.

He blasts the "con job" orchestrated by people like the Clintons, Kathy Griffin, "Mr. Ronan Sinatra" and even "Ayssa frigging Milano".

For those who didn't turn on the TV, look at a computer, or exist on this astral plane for the past week, the world is in a bit of an uproar right now over the impending confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

"Dr. Ford has no evidence - none", he said.

Meanwhile, fans didn't know what to make of Kanye West dressed as a Perrier bottle for his "I Love It" collab with Lil Pump on the "SNL" season premiere.

"We've heard from the alleged victim, but now it's time to hear from the hero, Judge Brett Kavanaugh", introduced Senator Chuck Grassley, played by cast member Alex Moffat.

"Guess what?' he shouts at one point".

For the appearance, the show played up some of the most Twitter-noteworthy moments from Kavanaugh's testimony, including his perceived loud, emotional demeanor, the amount of water he drank while testifying, and his physical high school calendar he used during the hearing. "My parents, and Alyssa freaking Milano", Damon said. "And I know I'm supposed to shut up because I'm a single white male, 5'10", uncut". Damon's character asks, quickly following up with, "Sorry, I didn't mean it".

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) didn't have a question, just a comment: "I'd just like to say the Democrats have behaved like cowards". "I just blacked out for a second".

The sketch ends with a closing statement from Kavanaugh warning Americans that "you're all going to pay!" once "I get on that Supreme Court".

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