Did you catch last night's Jimmy Kimmel
Live SUCKS? If you didn't, you were in the minority.
After being bumped 1,205 times, Matt Damon finally bumped back by gagging and duct taping Jimmy Kimmel to a chair and hosting the show himself. He also brought his own cast of characters to replace Kimmel's regular crew. Sidekick Guillermo was replaced by Andy Garcia, bandleader Cleto Escobedo III was booted in favor of Sheryl Crow and Robin Williams did the monologue.
The night's A-List guests included Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore. Cameos by Oprah, Don Chedle, Ben Afflek, Emily Blunt, Greg Kinnear, Sally Field, John Krasinski and Robert De Niro were scattered throughout the show.
The final guest was Kimmel's ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman who likened dating Kimmel to eating a dirtywater hotdog from a New York street vendor. "Why did I put this inside my body?"
It was pure comedy genius and solid ratings gold. "JKL" beat Leno by 62% and David Letterman by 120%. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "JKL" ranked No. 1 in 9 of the Top 10 U.S. markets in Adults 18-49, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
The show was such a huge hit ABC is going to reair it in primetime next Tuesday at 9pm. Or you can click on the link and watch it online at Jimmy Kimmel Live right now.