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 bit of Matt Damonhis close friend’s speech George Clooney.
During the speech, Damon recounted a time when Clooney used a cat’s litter box to play a prank, and the story is as crazy as you’d expect.
In the teaser, Damon began, “My friend George Clooney has been said to be the last of the real movie stars, so I had to think about what exactly that meant. Of course, a number of past winners of the Kennedy Center were certainly 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 defecated in Richard Kindthe cat litter box as a joke.”
Richard Kind is an extremely talented film and voice actor with roles in projects like Argo and Upside down. More recently it appeared in Netflix The Observerand you can hear him voice Al Tuttle in American Dad!
But before all that, Kind was Clooney’s roommate, and the Kennedy Center winner is known for being an intense prankster.
In March of last year, Clooney was a guest on the podcast SmartLess hosted by jason batman, Sean Hayes and Arnettand he revealed the whole story behind the litter incident.
He explained that while Clooney and Kind were living together, the former got bored and decided to take his roommate’s cat poop and flush it down the toilet, leading Kind to think his cat had a health issue.
Clooney said: “And then [Kind] takes the cat to the vet, and they give him this Metamucil cat. And now this little cat shits 15 times a day, and I pick it all up because I have nothing else to do. I do not know why. It’s just funny.”
“And then after a few weeks the light bulb goes out and I realize what I have to do,” he continued, “I have to take some shit out of the cat box.”
the ticket to paradise the actor said: “Now there’s this moment where I’m crouched over a cat box where I go, ‘Really? I mean, it’s funny. It’s fine. But I am not sure this is how I want to be remembered… ‘The cat is about six inches long. It’s a small cat.’
Predictably, Kind wasn’t happy when he found out the truth. According to Clooney, Kind told him, “I get the humor! Defecation doesn’t make me laugh!”
Recently, Clooney stopped Jimmy Kimmel Live! and revealed another of his notorious pranks, which saw the actor use official White House stationery from bill clinton to write letters to other celebrities posing as him.
Obviously, there’s no limit to what Clooney will do for a successful prank.