James Corden found a grand way to thank Late Late Show guest Jeff Goldblum last night, and tap into the latest viral hit all at once. Parodying Ariana Grande’s hit single “Thank U, Next,” Corden concocted a dead-on take-off with “Thank U, Jeff.”
Watch it above, and compare to Grande’s original below.
Grande’s tune set a YouTube record this month when it became the most-watched video in a 24-hour period following its debut, snaring more than 46 million views in just 22 hours, edging out the previous record holder, BTS’ “Idol.”
“Thank U, Next” features lyrics on Grande’s played-in-public romantic life, and had guest stars Jonathan Bennett, Stefanie Drummond, Kris Jenner, Jennifer Coolidge, Troye Sivan and YouTube stars Colleen Ballinger and Gabi DeMartino.
Never one to let a social media sensation slip away, Corden reworked the Grande hit to focus on Goldblum. Typical lyric: “First saw him in The Fly/when his face was grotesque/Then he won independence/from an alien mess/And in Thor Ragnorok/his performance was classic/but who can forget/the hot doctor he played in Jurassic?”
Check out Corden’s Late Late Show parody above. And here’s Grande’s original: