Jimmy Kimmel took no prisoners during his Oscars 2023 hosting gig, least of all long-time 'foe' Matt Damon.
Yes, Kimmel made many digs at Will Smith and that slap, but he also used his hours-long on-stage airtime to unleash a few one-liners at Damon's expense.
"Was it difficult filming your movie The Martian because your co-star Matt Damon can't read and smells like dog medicine?" Kimmel asked Jessica Chastain in a comedic segment early on.
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"I didn't really have a lot of scenes with him, so it was fine," a laughing Chastain responded.
Kimmel and Damon's 'feud' originated in the third season of Kimmel's late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, when the host made an off-hand joke at the end of a 2005 episode about cutting the actor from the show.
Soon after, Kimmel's bit of "I want to apologise to Matt Damon, we ran out of time" became a recurring theme of the show.
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Damon has played along with the feud, first appearing in a 2006 episode of Kimmel's show as the end credits rolled, shouting: "I knew you were going to f---ing do it! Oh, big funny, big f---ing laugh!"
The duo's 'feud' reached new heights in 2008, when Sarah Silverman, who was then Kimmel's girlfriend, teamed up with Damon for a steamy music video called I'm F---ing Matt Damon.
In the video, Silverman sings: "On the bed, on the floor / On a towel by the door / In the tub, in the car / Up against the mini-bar / I'm f---ing Matt Damon."
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In response, Kimmel released a video of his own, teaming up with Ben Affleck, who is known to be a cherished loved one of Damon's.
Both Kimmel and Damon throughout the years have kept up the bit with various comedic videos, which see the duo go to "couple's therapy", as well as numerous talk show appearances.
In 2017, when Kimmel presented the 89th Academy Awards, he had Damon be announced as a "guest" and immediately played Damon off with music as soon as he started speaking.
This year's Oscars was the third time Kimmel had hosted.
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