Friday, February 01, 2008

Matt Damon: Good sport, or greatest sport?

I know Sarah Silverman is an acquired taste, but I think this video from last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- part birthday message to her fella, part riff on Kimmel's old "Matt Damon, we're sorry we ran out of time" running gag -- is pretty damn brilliant.

23 comments:

Carrie said...

It's Matt Damon that makes the clip so darn good. I mean, when it breaks into a late 90's-style rap/boy band video? Awesome.

jennj said...

Greatest sport. Matt Damon made it brilliant. I laughed hysterically throughout. I loved when he sang and all the 3rd perosn references. Then the rap (!!!), but him twisting on Kimmel at the very end was just the BEST!

on the dole said...

Greatest sport, and extremely underrated comic presence. Rent Stuck on You if you haven't seen it. Damon's brilliant in it.

Theresa said...
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special k said...

A friend sent me this earlier today, and it was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. I'm so glad you posted it! I love Matt Damon more and more.

R.A. Porter said...

Greatest sport. And funniest thing of 2008, so far. If the AMPTP doesn't settle with the guild, it might be the funniest thing of all 2008.

I believe only Alec Baldwin could top this.

Theresa said...

(Deleted and re-posted because I realized the link was broken.)

Thanks so much for posting that. I am a big Sarah Silverman fan and I loved it. As far as the Jimmy dissing Matt history goes, it was pretty friggin' awesome. The only one I've happened to catch live was the Guillermo Bourne Ultimatum one, and I liked it quite a bit as well. I'm not a huge Jimmy Kimmel fan, but I do like me some Matt Damon gags.

rukrusher said...

Very funny

jennj said...

Theresa: I found taht link. Thanks for mentioning it b/c it was also funny. Not as funny, but very funny. Especially the slap. :)

Matt Damon has a great sense of humor. On the Dole is right. He's quite good in Stuck On You.

I also agree with r. a. porter: only Alec Baldwin could top it.

drake leLane said...

Wow, that's hilarious!

I could be wrong, but there seems to be a little bit of an homage to his small role in the awful, but often seen film EuroTrip, where he sings the song "Scotty Doesn't Know," about, well, f*cking the main character's girlfriend (played by Kristin Kreuk).

drake leLane said...

Of course, when you think about it, the real sport here is Damon's wife, Luciana ;)

kepkanation said...

That's hilarious! I vote greatest sport, too (and for his wife, like Drake said).
This, plus the Guillermo Bourne Ultimatum thing and the brief appearance on Kimmel's show... it's a trilogy of Matt Damon comedy good-sportingness.

dez said...

Of course, when you think about it, the real sport here is Damon's wife, Luciana ;)

Yep, she's deffo the greatest sport here!

Re: Late night talk shows: Any updates on ratings, guests crossing picket lines, etc., Alan? How's "A Daily Show" been doing? :-)

LA said...

I'm not fan of Sarah, but I totally LMAOed.

Undercover Black Man said...

I stumbled on this last night on Kimmel's show, which I never watch. I've got my issues with Silverman, but -- as others have said -- Matt Damon totally makes this.

I can't wait for the unbleeped version to be uploaded. It's hilarious.

Nicole said...

I was watching this at work and couldn't stop laughing, especially when the boy band rap started. Silverman can be crass, but everyone once in a while, she hits the mark.

I thought I read that Daily Show and Colbert Report ratings were actually higher than last year at this time.

What I would love though is if the Colbert Conan rivalry continues and they appear on each other's show.

Undercover Black Man said...

One thing I wonder, though...

Was this scab writing? (Alan?)

Alan Sepinwall said...

In the intro, UBM, Silverman claims to have written this before the strike began.

Pretty much all the struck late shows, save maybe Conan, seem to have some scab writing going on.

Nicole said...

I was wondering about the scab writing myself because the Daily Show doesn't seem very different now from pre-strike, especially when they have the correspondent segments. The Colbert Report seems to have thrown in an extra interview segment, but I wonder when the writers return if there will be any hard feelings because of this.

I've also read that the negotiations have been delayed because of the Super Bowl... I really hope that's not true, because come on, there are bigger things here at stake than a football game.

Undercover Black Man said...

Alan, thanks for the info. I went and watched her interview and I take her at her word that this video was made in October, pre-strike. Makes sense, as it was intended for Kimmel's birthday show (Nov. 13).

Unfortunately, I already called her out as a scab on my blog. But I grabbed that bullet back. No harm, no foul.

Karen said...

I find Sarah Silverman to be a hit-and-miss proposition at best, but I have to say this was genius. Sheer genius. I literally watched it 4 times in a row. I may go back and watch it again.

And, yes, it's Matt Damon who makes it--boy's talented!--and YES his wife must be awesomely cool.

domino87 said...

I thought this was pretty genius as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T23oNcCFriE&feature=related

Jenn. said...

Greatest sport. Absolutely.

I generally can't stand Sarah Silverman, but this was hilarious.