Between creepy John Travlota, Giuliana offending Zendaya, llamas on the run and the damn dress (it’s definitely blue and black, for the record) you may have missed the most important thing to happen in pop culture this week: yet another installment of the ongoing Jimmy Kimmel & Matt Damon Saga. But before you can truly enjoy the latest episode in their never-ending feud you must understand their complete history.
It began innocently enough when one night Jimmy Kimmel hosted a night of subpar guests and signed off by saying “My apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time,” he explained he was joking because a star like Matt Damon would not be bumped for a ventriloquist and a guy in a monkey suit. It quickly became a running joke on the show.
September 2006: Matt Damon finally appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (which, for the record, is not live) only to be bumped off after a very lengthy introduction.
June 2007: At the Ocean’s Thirteen premiere, Jimmy sent Guillermo to the red carpet where he ran out of time to talk to Matt Damon.
August 2007: Jimmy Kimmel tried to bump Matt Damon from his own movie and replace him in The Bourne Ultimatum with Guillermo.
January 2008: Sarah Silverman (Jimmy’s girlfriend at the time) revealed that she had been f*@#ing Matt Damon
February 2008: Just a few short weeks later in his post-Oscar show, Jimmy Kimmel took his revenge on Matt Damon by taking something he loves from him…he revealed he had been f*@#ing Ben Affleck.
February 2010: In another post-Oscar show, Jimmy showed the clip “Handsome’s Men Club” where he gets kicked out of the club and Sexiest Man Alive Matt Damon slams the door in his face (because they ran out of time, obviously).
February 2012: In yet another post-Oscar show, Jimmy released a parody trailer for Movie: The Movie; from which Matt Damon has been cut.
January 2013: Matt Damon took over Jimmy Kimmel Live! and hosted his own version of the show: Jimmy Kimmel Sucks!
February 2013: A year after Movie: The Movie, Jimmy released the spoof’s sequel trailer for Movie: The Movie: 2V featuring a revolutionary motion capture performance by Matt Damon “eating a sandwich.”
August 2013: Guillermo hijacked Matt Damon’s interview about his film, Elysium, to promote his own movies: Estupido and Ass Face.
May 2014: Matt Damon expressed mild interest in buying a small part of the Clippers and Jimmy Kimmel did not approve.
January 2015: Jimmy Kimmel showed a clip of a few Patriot fans (including Matt Damon) admitting to be the “Locker Room Guy” and to have deflated Tom Brady’s balls.
Now, the moment you have been waiting for: the most recent addition to the Jimmy Kimmel & Matt Damon Saga. It’s a little known fact that Jimmy Kimmel has his own acting school and has taught most of the Oscar-award-winning actors and actresses we all know and love. Before this year’s Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel aired a look inside his teaching method in The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting PART 1
; after the ceremony, he revealed the second part which further fueled the fire between Jimmy and Matt.
You’re welcome, class dismissed.