Jimmy Kimmel lost the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to John Oliver, and moments later, Kimmel’s “nemesis,” Matt Damon, crashed the stage to give the late-night host a proper roast for being a “big” Emmy loser.
“I was wondering when they were going to play them off,” a bummed-out Kimmel said after Oliver and his team collected their Emmy. “Aren’t talk shows supposed to be like an American thing? I’m not talking about me, I’m talking about some of the other guys.”
That was when Damon, with whom Kimmel has had a faux feud on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for more than a decade, appeared on the Emmy stage, nonchalantly eating an apple.
Kimmel’s immediate reaction when he saw Damon? “Terrific. Can I help you? What do you want?”
“What am I doing? This is so humiliating,” Damon said, smirking at Kimmel’s expense. “I’m sorry. I mean, you lost and now you gotta stand out here for the rest of the night in front of everybody. That’s really -- no I mean, when you probably just want to go home and curl up and cry. Can we cheer Jimmy up? He’s a big loser!”
Kimmel, naturally, took offense to Damon’s backhanded compliment, declaring he didn’t need “pity applause.”
“You’re a pretty big loser, and I for one am sorry about that. I think everybody else here feels really sorry for ya,” Damon said, before bringing Kimmel in for a big bear hug.
But the Oscar winner saved the best “diss” for last, telling Kimmel as he left the stage: “Tell your mom I like them apples.” LOL!