- “Jimmy Kimmel Live”/ABC; YouTube
Jimmy Kimmel found a way to kill two birds with one stone on Tuesday’s episode of his ABC late-night show. In one sketch, he spoofed United Airlines and continued his ongoing fake feud with actor Matt Damon.
“United has been trying to stay out of the spotlight this week, but they started running a new commercial today,” the host said. “I think they may have to get rid of their celebrity spokesman.”
We then hear Damon’s voice over video of pleasant scenes on a United flight, a stark contrast from the controversial video taken of a passenger getting injured while being forcibly removed from his United flight seat by authorities.
“We’re United Airlines. We work hard to get you safely to your destination and that’s why we,” Damon said before pausing and changing his tone.
“You know what?” Damon continued. “No, no, I can’t do this anymore, because I know what it’s like to get bumped. Trust me, I’ve been getting bumped from Jimmy’s show for the past eight years and it takes a toll. We’re people, damnit, and we deserve to be treated with dignity, not told night after night, ‘Oh, there’s somebody more important so take a hike.’ No, it’s time to stand up.”
That’s when we hear him begin to argue with somebody about being removed from his seat, complete with sounds of a scuffle. We then hear Kimmel’s voice say United Airlines’ tagline, “Fly the friendly skies,” amid Damon’s shouts.
Watch the United Airlines spoof below: