Actor George Clooney was celebrated at the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., on December 4.
Friend and costar many times over Matt Damon held the task of honoring the two-time Oscar winner for his lifetime artistic achievements.
Damon, however, spoke of Clooney's pranking achievements instead.
"It has been said that my friend George Clooney is the last of the true movie stars."
"So I got to thinking about exactly what that meant."
"Of course, a number of past Kennedy Center honorees have certainly been 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—a man who once defecated in Richard Kind's kitty litter box as a joke."
You can watch the "tribute" below.
Matt Damon honors George Clooney | 45th Kennedy Center Honorsyoutu.be
Turns out, Damon didn't make that up.
According to Clooney—who was Kind's roommate at the time—Kind noticed his cat had not used the litter box to defecate in a couple of days. Clooney got inspired and decided to clean up after the cat every time it used the litter box to keep Kind wondering.
Eventually, Kind took the cat to the vet who gave the cat laxatives. Though they were very effective, Kind had no idea as Clooney continued to clean up after the cat.
Clooney finally got his big idea:
"After a couple of weeks, the light bulb goes on, and I realize what I must do - which is take a sh*t in the cat box."
Kind, however, didn't think it was too humorous.
Some users on Twitter found Clooney's prank funny.
Most, however, were Team Kind on this one.
You can watch the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors on Wednesday, December 28th on CBS and Paramount+.
Other honorees include Amy Grant, Tania León, Gladys Knight and the band U2.