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Courtesy of NBC

Courtesy of NBC

Saturday Night Live kicked off its 44th season in a sketch many of us expected in some form or another: a send-up of the emotionally charged hearings into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has been accused of forcing himself onto then-15 year old Christine Blasey Ford, who says she was able to escape from the room and leave the house party before Kavanaugh could remove her clothes.

Said Damon's Kavanaugh upon sitting down in his chair: "Let me tell you this".

"So I asked if you drank in high school and you said "I like beer" ten times", asks Dratch as Sen. "I'm a "keg is half full" kind of guy", Damon said.

The actors come close to duplicating the tense exchange that took place during Thursday's hearing - as the judge threw back his own question about whether Lobuchar herself had ever blacked out after drinking.

Before introducing the show with its standard "Live from NY." line, Damon's Kavanaugh shotgunned a beer and offered one final warning.

"Dr. Ford has no evidence - none", he said. Damon responded, deflecting the question to her just as the real Kavanaugh did at the hearing.




"Well guess what? I'm not backin" down, you sons of (expletives).

Meanwhile, fans didn't know what to make of Kanye West dressed as a Perrier bottle for his "I Love It" collab with Lil Pump on the "SNL" season premiere. Plus, it's always a treat to get an appearance from Rachel Dratch-here playing Senator Amy Klobuchar-one of the most underrated cast members in Saturday Night Live's long history.

Damon's Kavanaugh went on to say that he doesn't understand the meaning of the word "stop" to uncomfortable laughter because reality and satire are one and the same right now, this is the darkest timeline and definitely the Bad Place.

"You know what this is, Judge Kavanaugh?".

"You mean was I cool? I think I just blacked out for a second".

He also stirred controversy by appearing to defend Sen.

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