For the past 14 years, the host has closed out the show by saying: “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time,” denying him the opportunity to be a guest.
But by dressing as the New England Patriots quarterback, Damon managed to make his way on stage, and he couldn’t have been happier.
Sporting the No. 12 uniform, including a helmet to cover his face, Damon was introduced as Brady, by Kimmel.
But after congratulating him on his Super Bowl win and engaging in some friendly banter, Kimmel, 49, became suspicious.
When his guest refused to remove his “lucky helmet,” Kimmel swiftly yanked it from his head to revealing none than Damon.
The 46-year-old actor then leaped around excitedly proclaiming: “I won the Super Bowl and I won your stupid show!”
Kimmel disputed his success and branded Damon an “intruder” before having him escorted from the set.
That wasn’t the last of him, though. Damon was then interviewed backstage by sports journalist Rich Eisen during which he gave a hilarious victory interview.
“I’ve worked so hard for this,” he said breathlessly. “You know I think it’s been 14 years of being in the dressing room and thinking I’m gonna get out and you know, we never gave up, we never gave up.”
Watch the clips for the full and very funny moments above.
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