“Saturday Night Live” kicked off its 44th season with a cold open mocking the Brett Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee hearing from earlier in the week.
The fact that “SNL” addressed the day-long Thursday hearing in which both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified on Capitol Hill was a surprise for many. Ford accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school.
But the bigger surprise was seeing Matt Damon make an appearance as Judge Kavanaugh.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) September 30, 2018
The “Jason Bourne” actor didn’t hold back as the skit touched on everything from Kavanaugh’s repeated statements of liking beer to sharing and discussing his personal calendar from the ’80s and yearbook entries.
“I’m gonna start at an 11. I’m gonna take it to about a 15 real quick!” Damon said as he sniffled and poured water all over himself during the over 13-minute sketch. “I’m a keg-is-half-full kind of guy, but what I’ve seen from the monsters on this committee makes me want to puke and not from beer.”
“I’ve got these calendars. These beautiful, creepy calendars,” he added, citing pages that were published in the USA Today showing his schedule from 1982.
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 variety show even brought back “SNL” cast member Rachel Dratch to play Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
An Alyssa Milano cardboard cutout made an appearance after the actress was seen in the crowd behind Kavanaugh. The actress was seen at the hearing sitting behind Kavanaugh.
Watch the full “SNL” cold open below:
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