Matt Damon gets bumped from Jimmy Kimmel’s United Airlines commercial parody

Because of course.

Matt Damon’s long-gestating “feud” with Jimmy Kimmel took yet another turn on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, one that involved an ad parodying United Airlines’ recent troubles.

Damon served as the voiceover actor for the “commercial,” starting off with some standard corporate-speak on behalf of the airline, before stopping himself.

“You know what? No. No. I can’t do this anymore,” the Cambridge actor says in the ad. “Because I know what it’s like to get bumped. Trust me, I’ve been getting bumped from Jimmy’s show for the last eight years, and it takes a toll.”


Shortly afterward, Kimmel’s voice cuts in, telling Damon that they’re going to need his seat, an off-camera scuffle ensuing.

By the end of the ad, it’s Kimmel who’s doing the voiceover for United, urging viewers to “come fly our friendly skies,” with Damon’s anguished screams interrupting the serene music.

Back on his show, Kimmel concluded: “In some cases, some people deserve to get bumped.”

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