Matt Damon hijacks 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': The best zingers from his show takeover

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JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - On Thursday January 24th, Oscar winner Matt Damon exacted his revenge following a decade of torture by hijacking Kimmel's late night show and renaming it "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks." Damon showed Kimmel how it's done by packing his one-evening-only late night turn with comedy and a cavalcade of A-list stars. Damon replaced Kimmel's longtime sidekick Guillermo with legendary actor Andy Garcia, his best childhood friend and bandleader Cleto with multi-Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, and packed his couch with such Hollywood notables as Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore. Plus special guest appearances by comedians Robin Williams and Sarah Silverman. Even Ben Affleck stopped by to participate in the big night, though his allegiance was torn between childhood friend Damon and former paramour Kimmel. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on ABC. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES) ANDY GARCIA, AMY ADAMS, GARY OLDMAN, MATT DAMON, NICOLE KIDMAN, REESE WITHERSPOON, BEN AFFLECK, JIMMY KIMMEL, SARAH SILVERMAN, DEMI MOORE

For 10 years, the Matt Damon was the brunt of Jimmy Kimmel's end-of-show joke -- that the host had run out of time to bring him on.

To get even, Damon "kidnapped" Kimmel, bound him to a chair, and then forced the host to watch as he took over the show. He even renamed it "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks."

"As an audience, is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show?" he asked as the crowd roared.

Kimmel had to watch from the back of the stage as Damon brought on one A-list star after another. Andy Garcia replaced Guillermo as the sidekick.

Sheryl Crow took over as band leader.

The evening's glittering guests included Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, and Demi Moore.

Even Kimmel's parents called Damon "the son we always wanted."

Damon also gave Kimmel's ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, with whom he made the viral video "I'm F------ Matt Damon," a chance to address the host. "No, I'm good," she declined.

Only one celebrity seemed to be on Team Kimmel.

"[Kimmel is] funny, he's smart, he's good to his family, he's an excellent lover … wait, what's going on here? I didn't write any of this!" Damon said, then spied his old Boston pal Ben Affleck holding up the cue cards. Affleck and Kimmel got (very) close filming "I'm F------ Ben Affleck" as a follow-up to the Damon/Silverman video.

"Oh, come on man!" Damon cried, as the "Argo" director shrugged.

Check out some of Damon's other zingers; then see how the Twitterverse reacted to the show's hijacking:

  • "This is like the time I lost my virginity, except this is going to last way longer than one second.
  • "Jimmy Kimmel is to late-night talk show hosts what Magic Johnson is to ... late-night talk show hosts."
  • "This is unbelievable -- it took Jimmy 10 years to accomplish what I just accomplished in 90 seconds."
  • To Kimmel: "Is there anything you want to say before we wrap things up? Wait, I'm sorry, we're out of time."

Watch the entire "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks" show: