James Corden is showing his love of fellow actor Jeff Goldblum in the best way possible: by parodying an Ariana Grande music video.
There’s no denying that Jeff Goldblum is a prolific actor. With roles in over 60 movies, and even more if you count his television and video game appearances, the man has earned his legendary status in Hollywood.
And here’s the weird part: where many Hollywood actors fall into and out of prominence as they get older, Goldblum’s star just continues to shine brighter with each passing day. This can partially be attributed to his George Clooney-like ability to become more physically attractive with each passing year, but also because he plays up his own stardom in a fun and irreverent way nearly every chance he gets.
So when it came time for James Corden to score some internet points by parodying Ariana Grande’s latest music video, there could be no other subject to talk about better than Jeff Goldblum.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the song itself is a take on Grande’s “thank u, next’, only instead of mentioning previous boyfriends, it just talks about Goldblum. Starting with his ‘80s and ‘90s films such as The Fly and Jurassic Park, it moves on to Goldblum’s… other assets.
“He's a silver fox with black thick-rimmed glasses / The way that he talks will charm off your asses,” Corden sings before heading into the chorus, which is simple: “Thank you, Jeff Jeff.”
As with Grande’s music video, Corden is often seen drawing in a scrapbook of Jeff Goldblum images (of which there are many to choose from). After the song ends and it’s back to Goldblum’s dressing room, he asks Corden about how long he’s been compiling his clippings.
“I’ll get rid of it,” Corden offers, but of course, Goldblum could never make a fan get rid of an entire book of his image, no matter how creepy.
“You don’t have to--it’s very sweet,” Goldblum says, to which Corden quickly replies, “I’ll keep it,” and then runs out of the room.
The parody music video already has millions of views on social media, with one being from Ariana Grande herself. She even asks for the Goldblum scrapbook on Twitter, although we haven’t seen a reply from Corden’s camp. Yet.
omg...... may i please..... please for christmas have the thank u, jeff book? it’s for a friend. promise. https://t.co/4FRJJ3Q7JD— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 6, 2018