The 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors may not air until December 28 on CBS, but E! News shared a teaser of the event, which included a few of Matt Damonin his speech for his close friend George Clooney.
During the speech, Damon described a time when Clooney used a cat litter box for a joke, and the story is as wild as you’d expect.
In the teaser, Damon began, “My friend George Clooney was said to be the last of the real movie stars, so I got to thinking about exactly what that meant. In fact, there have certainly been several Kennedy Center honorees. movie stars in that classic sense. Actors with class and sophistication –Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck.”
“And then I think of George,” Damon continued, “a man who made the case in Richard Mathand a kitty litter box as a joke.”
Richard Kind is a very talented screen and voice actor with roles in projects like Argo and Inside out. Recently, he appeared in Netflix’s The Watcherand you’ll hear Al Tuttle’s voice in American Dad!
But before all this, Kind was Clooney’s roommate, and the Kennedy Center honoree is known for being an intense spy.
In March last year, Clooney was a guest on the podcast Not Wise hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnettand revealed the whole story behind the litter box incident.
He explained that although Clooney and Kind were living together, the former was bored and decided to take his partner’s cat poop and flush it down the toilet, making Kind think there was a problem. health at his cat.
Clooney added: “And then [Kind] they take the cat to the vet, and give this kitten Metamucil. And so now this little kitty is s—ting 15 times a day, and I’m picking everything up because I have nothing else to do. I don’t know why. It’s just funny.”
“And then after a few weeks, the light bulb goes off, and I realize what I have to do,” he continued, “I have to s–ta in the cat box.”
The Ticket to Paradise the actor said, “Now it’s time when I’m knocked down on a cat box where I’m going, ‘Really? I mean, it’s funny. It’s good . But I’m not sure this is how I want to be remembered. …’ The cat is like six inches long. It’s a small cat.”
As you might expect, Kind was not happy when he found out the truth. According to Clooney, Kind told him, “I understand humor! Damage doesn’t make me laugh!”
Recently, Clooney stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! and revealed another of his famous tricks, which saw the actor using the official White House newspaper Bill Clinton to write letters to other famous people pretending to be him.
Clearly, there is no limit to what Clooney can do for a successful joke.