We’ve been talking about this one for awhile now — but last night’s season finale of Entourage featuring Matt Damon did not disappoint. In fact, we can’t remember the last time a charity got so much play on a television series at the hilarious expense of one of its spokespeople. Even Bono and LeBron James made appearances. ET recaps the plot saying:
In the episode, Damon tried to enlist the star power of Vince (played by Grenier) to travel on a mission to Ohio to help fight hunger amongst children. Work obligations prevented Vince from going on this trip, but Damon wouldn’t let him get off that easy. Showing true dedication to the charitable cause, Damon asked Vince to donate money in a sequence of phone calls and conversations that escalate at times to quite a heated exchange of words.
Damon is always funniest when he’s pissed off — and his interactions with Vince and the crew lead to some classic moments. The scene after the credits roll is particularly memorable with anger leading to crying and ending in apologies.
Hopefully, all of this exposure for ONEXONE — which works to improve the lives of children around the world — will pay off with donations and increased awareness of the org. The official site has even setup an “Entourage” page where you can see some behind-the-scenes videos of the actors lending their voices to the cause.
Kudos to Damon and company for jumping on board to have fun with the celebrity charity scene — and help make a difference at the same time. Check out a scene from last night’s Entourage finale below. [Warning: Strong language, tears.]