'SNL' premiere: Matt Damon plays an angry Brett Kavanaugh in surprise appearance

Credit: Kevin Winter

Credit: Kevin Winter

"Saturday Night Live" didn't hold back in its season premiere this week, taking several jabs at Brett Kavanaugh with the help of a surprise guest.

In the show's cold open – a parody of Thursday's dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing – actor Matt Damon stepped in to play the beleaguered Supreme Court nominee, who has denied multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.

"Let me tell you this: I'm gonna start at an 11," Damon's Kavanaugh, nostrils flared, shouted. "I'm gonna take it to a 15 real quick!"

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He continued: "First of all, I showed this speech to almost no one – not my family, not my friends, not even PJ or Tobin or Squi. This is my speech. There are others like it, but this is mine! I wrote it myself last night while screaming into an empty bag of Doritos."

Damon as Kavanaugh called the allegations a "political con job perpetrated by the Clintons, George Soros, Kathy Griffin, the gay mafia and Mr. Ronan Sinatra."

The sketch also took aim at Kavanaugh's statements about drinking in high school, with multiple references to beer and sight-gags involving him chugging water.

"Now I'm usually an optimist – a 'the keg is half-full' kind of guy," Damon's Kavanaugh said. "But what I've seen from the monsters on this committee makes me want to puke – and not from beer."

>> Watch the complete sketch here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised.)

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