It is Jimmy Kimmel’s 50th birthday and several of his best celebrity friends spent his show on Monday dropping in to wish him the best. He already got the Mean Tweets treatment from a bunch of his favorites, but Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams brought the best treat for Kimmel based on a comic he drew as a kid. Not only does it continue Kimmel’s feud with Matt Damon by casting him as the villain of the story, but it also brings tons of star power to the adaptation to counter Damon’s evil — who gets a few jabs in against the real Kimmel in the process.
Ben Affleck is Muscle Man and he has to bring together his team to combat the evil Dr. Bolt before he can “literally destroy the Earth.” Joining Affleck is Zach Galifianakis, Billy Crudup, Shaq, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Ty Burrell, and Cousin Sal. They look ridiculous, but what can you expect from a kid who grows up to be a weird talk show host.
Damon isn’t without his own evil partners, calling upon The Bleach Master — played by Wanda Sykes — who is a little underwhelming, but not as much as the guy who shoots rainbows or the other one who appears to be a sick leprechaun.
Kimmel is pleased either way, calling it the best gift he’s ever received to put the cherry on top of a pretty surprising birthday celebration. George Clooney and Adam Sandler also kicked off the show with a video package of their own, paying tribute to the life of Jimmy Kimmel and his start with Adam Carolla on The Man Show. Both are top notch, really making this a home run of a show for Kimmel and a nice change from the tearful and passionate monologues we’ve seen in past weeks.
(Via Jimmy Kimmel Live)