Saturday Night Live returned for Season 44, launching with a cold open starring actor Matt Damon as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The scene is Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings with Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school in the 1980s.
"Now I am usually an optimist," Damon's Kavanaugh says in his introductory speech. "I'm a keg-half-full kind of guy, but what I've seen from the monsters on this committee makes me want to puke — and not from beer!" He lays out a two-prong defense: One, look at his "beautiful, creepy calendars," which never mention sexually assaulting anybody, and two, in high school, he was "the proudest, drunkest virgin you've ever seen."
Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian