Jimmy Kimmel has built a late night career out of fun segments like "LieWitness News" but probably one of his most memorable claims to fame is his feud with Matt Damon, which has been going on for more than a decade, now. During last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! the actor and the late night host decided to attend couples therapy in order to---hopefully---put their issues behind them. You can check out the full clip, below.
The two acknowledged what happened the last time they tried to go to couples therapy, noting it did not go well and then joking that they were "court ordered" to attend a session again, this time with a different therapist. Jimmy Kimmel built a pillow barrier between himself and Matt Damon, but the therapist did eventually convince the two to get some of their feelings off of their chest. Notably, Matt Damon finally explained how hurt Jimmy Kimmel made him feel every time he showed up on the set to do an episode and Jimmy Kimmel cut for time.
Here's what he had to say:
To Damon's credit, this gag has been going on for years and years. Jimmy Kimmel will air an episode of his show and toward the end of it he will occasionally apologize to Matt Damon for not letting him appear on the air. In fact, Jimmy Kimmel Live even has a supercut of all of the times this has happened available.
Because of this, a mock feud has been spawned that includes Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon's "I'm fucking Matt Damon" video. Kimmel kept him in "the dungeon" of his studio one night when Matt Damon was trying to promote an Omaze charity. Just a few months ago, Ben Affleck also hid Matt Damon in his coat and snuck him onto the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! That bit has to be seen to be believed.
The great thing about this feud is that everyone is in on the joke. I certainly hope they can keep it running throughout their respective careers. You can catch new episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET, only on ABC.
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