Matt Damon Plays Brett Kavanaugh in 'SNL' Premiere Cold Open


Matt Damon Plays Brett Kavanaugh in 'SNL' Premiere Cold Open

The cold open was just the beginning of SNL's all-in approach to the Kavanaugh hearings.

SNL has always acted as satirical optics to the political milieu and from all political angles.

The sketch followed close to the actual hearing.

Predictably, the show opened with a spoof of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony/performance before a Senate committee last Thursday. Chuck Grassley and Diane Feinstein, respectively, awaiting the arrival of Damon, whom they said was "shadowboxing in the bathroom".

Stepping in to portray the angry and melodramatic Judge Kavanaugh was actor Matt Damon.

"I'm usually an optimist", Damon's character says in the sketch.

The show skipped any impression of accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimony, starting the scene just before Kavanaugh's entrance. Kavanaugh's statement, and much of his testimony, on the other hand, was highly worthy of parody, and that's exactly the direction they went. "And meanwhile, I've got these. calendars".

The sketch also covered Kavanaugh's "beautiful, creepy" diary-like calendars submitted as evidence, his high school yearbook and the definitions of the slang terms used within. Aidy Bryant also gave a great performance as the embattled prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who is repeatedly cut off by the men in the senate, saying "I can not believe I flew here on Southwest for this".

"Well that's impossible because I didn't have sex for many, many, many years", Damon said. "My name is Rachel Mitchell".

Kate McKinnon uncorked another twisted chameleon performance as Sen.

Note the sly insinuation that Lindsey Graham is gay. "I don't know, have you?". "Imagine this man in handcuffs like Cosby", Graham said. Graham's intentions for giving the speech, joking that this was his "audition for Mr. Trump's cabinet". "Yeah", Damon's Kavanaugh responded. 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.

The segment continued to do its best to make Kavanaugh look foolish, which shouldn't be a surprise considering how aggressively far-Left "Saturday Night Live" has moved in the past few years.



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