Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Are Going to Beat Matt Damon & George Clooney in a Prank War
A vicious war has begun, pitting two beloved pairs against each other for a battle of intelligence, wit, and good looks. It all started at the Golden Globes, when co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler called Matt Damon "basically a garbage person" and then made George Clooney the butt of one of the night's best jokes.
During their monologue, Fey said, "Gravity is nominated for best film. It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age." The entire room went crazy for the joke, and Clooney wasn't even there.
But now, Clooney is out for revenge, and he's dragged Damon along with him. To kickoff his payback scheme, Clooney sent Fey and Poehler a letter pretending to be Damon, in which he talks about how much their joke hurt his feelings and that his kid now calls him "the garbageman." Damon told David Letterman about how he figured out what was going on.
Apparently, Fey and Poehler sent Damon two large fruit baskets, each with a letter attached. The first letter was a sincere apology, saying how they were sorry and thought he could take a joke. It appeared that the two women had been bested — until Damon read the second letter, which goes as follows.
If your note is part of some George Clooney prank, as I very strongly suspect it is, you A-list amateurs are gonna have to step it the fuck up. We are not some easily confused starlets you're dealing with here, we are grown-ass professional comedians. Please accept this fruit as a token of our sincerity.
Elizabeth "Tina" Fey and Amy "Boston" Poehler
Basically, Clooney and Damon better watch their backs, because they have more than fruit baskets heading their way. It comes down to what Tina and Boston said in their letter. They are grown-ass comedians who kind of know what they're doing. Sure, Clooney and Damon look great in tuxedos but they hardly have the comedy expertise of two improv and Saturday Night Live veterans.
Of course there is one possible explanation for Clooney's behavior besides the initiation of a prank feud. Maybe he just wants Poehler's attention. They did share a pretty magical moment at the 2013 Golden Globes and maybe he's just hoping for a repeat.