SNL premiers with Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh, garners mixed reaction online

SNL premiers with Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh, garners mixed reaction online

SNL premiers with Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh, garners mixed reaction online

Said Damon's Kavanaugh upon sitting down in his chair: "Let me tell you this".

Mysteriously absent from the top of the hearing, as Alex Moffat's Chuck Grassley explained he was "shadowboxing in the bathroom", Damon's Kavanaugh sat down in irate fashion and said, "Oh hell yeah" when asked if he was ready to begin.

Damon's Kavanaugh, who was viciously drinking glasses of water and was either yelling in a blind rage or crying, said that his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had no real evidence.

Damon then spoofed the workings of the actual Kavanaugh hearing, such as consistently referring to his calendar from the 1980s to prove his innocence, repeating that he "likes beer", and recalling his rag-tag gang of pals from the time. "I'm going to start at an 11". He even poked fun at Kavanaugh's opening statement, telling the audience how it was "a con job" orchestrated by people like Kathy McGiffin, the Clintons "Mr. Ronan Sinatra" and even "Alyssa Friggin Milano". Despite his anger, he described himself as "usually a keg-is-half-full kinda guy". "Meanwhile I've got these". These handsome, creepy calendars about lifting weights with P.J. and Squee and Donkey Dong Doug.

No one was safe as Aidy Bryant played prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, Cecily Strong appeared as Diane Feinstein, and Kate McKinnon played South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

The sketch also toys with Kavanaugh's numerous references at the hearing to liking beer.

"I'm not backing down, you sons of bitches!" he shouts.

Former cast member Rachel Dratch made a cameo as Sen.

Asked if he drank beer in school, he says, "Look I like beer okay?" McKinnon as Graham over-emoted as she repeatedly dramatically pointed. "Am I angry? Your damn right". But you think I'm angry now, you just wait till I get on that Supreme Court because then you're all going to pay.

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