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Matt Damon talks about “MATT! DAMON!”

Matt Damon talks about “MATT! DAMON!”
February 6, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is an Oscar-winning actor and writer who does a ton for humanitarian efforts and charities across the world. He was also the one really dim looking puppet in 2004’s Team America: World Police. I can’t even be mad at that, because that was just SO funny. Anyway, Damon’s currently doing an AMA at the time of writing, and naturally the first question he was asked was how that all came to be and how he feels about it. His answer, via Reddit

I thought it was brilliant! I mean, I never understood it, and then I heard an interview with them and they said the puppet came in looking kind of mentally deficient and they didn’t have time to change it, so they just made me someone who could really only say his own name. All the comedy they’re doing is really next-level stuff. Also, I liked being included as a person who was against the Iraq war.

Apparently, this was the thing people wanted to ask the most because, I swear, the first ten or twenty questions were all asking about Team America. That is a really popular puppet, apparently. My only hope is that when eventually wins another Oscar, and he will, the first thing he says is “MATT DAMON.”

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.