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Ariana Grande's “Thank U, Next” is now about Jeff Goldblum, as was always intended

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Soon after its premiere on YouTube, Ariana Grande’s music video for “Thank U, Next” obliterated the record for single-day views, racking up over 50 million in a 24-hour period. But, thanks to James Corden and the writers over at The Late Late Show, that video may have some healthy competition. “Thank U, Jeff” transforms Grande’s ode to exes into a loving tribute to the best guest in late-night, Jeff Goldblum. It’s guaranteed to be the feel-good hit of the season.

“In Thor: Ragnorak / His performance was classic / But who can forget the hot doctor / That he played in Jurassic,” Corden croons, paying homage not just to Goldblum’s acting prowess but also his status as a Hollywood sex symbol. The Late Late host then does some choregraphed dancing accompanied by a squad of Jeff Goldblum impersonators, with a couple of T. Rexes thrown in for good measure.


Oddly enough, this isn’t even the first time this week Goldblum has been fetishized for the sake of a late-night bit. Samantha Bee did her own Love Actually-inspired sketch with the actor for her holiday special “Christmas On I.C.E.” The fact that Goldblum was game for multiple sketches in which he’s propped up as a piece of meat just further solidifies his position as a top-tier late-night guest. And a silver fox to boot.

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Dan Neilan

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