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Why the fucking Sarah Silverman/Matt Damon/Ben Affleck music videos could do with more fucking…

Why the fucking Sarah Silverman/Matt Damon/Ben Affleck music videos could do with more fucking…

In case you’ve missed the videos that are virally spreading across the internet, Matt Damon has apparently been the butt of ABC chatshow host Jimmy Kimmel‘s closing jokes. So for the five year anniversary, Kimmel’s girlfriend Sarah Silverman did a music video where she proudly proclaimed she was fucking Matt Damon. And in retaliation, Kimmel proudly proclaimed (with the help of a surprisingly star-studded celebrity choir) that he was fucking Ben Affleck.

Putting the videos online was, obviously, a natural move for the broadcasters. But for all the hip savvy new-medianess that it professes to show, there’s one huge flaw in putting them online.

All the videos are bleeped to buggery, which rather ruins the flow of the song to say the least. But you’d think that on the Internet versions of the songs, you could put the uncensored versions up. Especially considering the YouTube username for one of the videos is imfuckingbenaffleck, which – as far as I can tell – was placed there by ABC staff. But nope, even though you can see the word fucking surrounding the video, and it’s pretty damn obvious what they’re singing (and gesturing) woe betide anyone actually hears the words.

It also shows that for all the good egg that Matt Damon is, he is absolutely hopeless at doing comedy. He gurns hopelessly throughout the video. But for some bizarre reason, Ben Affleck manages to pull it off while wearing a tight lycra top.

Oh yeah, and Americans love hearing celebrities swear. I’m not sure a version with Tess Daly singing I’m Fucking Ant McPharlin would get so many laughs…

Anyway, all together now:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcLpgc2UYcg]

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