First, a little background. OK, a lot of background.
The actor has been made fun of repeatedly on
Damon did eventually make an appearance on the show, albeit a short one, during a 2006 prime-time special. Kimmel spent so much time recapping all the times Damon had been bumped from the lineup that by the time the actor made it to his chair, they had run out of time. Damon went faux-ballistic.
The taunt then instigated Kimmel's then-girlfriend, comedian Sarah Silverman, to surprise the talk-show host with a 2008 birthday video called "F*@#ing Matt Damon," which went viral.
Kimmel retaliated shortly after with another jab at Damon, featuring Damon's buddy
But the feud (and Kimmel's lack of handsomeness) got him evicted from his Handsome Men's Club, which aired as a post-
Kimmel then spoofed Damon's
Next, Kimmel cast several A-listers in his 2012 post-Oscars special segment "Movie: The Movie." Damon was included -- as a grape. And Kimmel proceeded to cut him out of the fake film.
And the battle rages on.
Now that Kimmel has made his debut in the 11:35 p.m. time slot and is doing battle with late-night heavyweights Jay Leno and
On Thursday morning, ABC's "Good Morning America" teased to the showdown, which takes place Thursday night. When Damon was booked on the show earlier this month, Kimmel issued this statement: "God help Damon if he dare show his stupid face."
Damon's response: "Words hurt, Jimmy. But not as much as a tire iron. I'm coming for you."
Which brings us to this video, showing Kimmel tied up in a chair and gagged with a tie, with an all-too-smug Damon announcing his takeover.
The show airs tonight at 11:35 p.m. Will you tune in?