Watch Ariana Grande Sing With Jim Carrey & Catherine Keener On Kidding
On the Showtime series Kidding, Jim Carrey plays a kids’-TV host who’s dealing with his own personal tragedies. The show is in its second season right now, and last night’s episode featured Ariana Grande, now one of the world’s biggest pop stars, returning to her cable-TV roots to play a guest role. Grande played a character named Piccola Grande, the Pickle Fairy Of Hope, and she sang a couple of songs with Carrey and Kidding co-star Catherine Keener.
Showtime actually aired two episodes of Kidding last night. Michael Gondry — an executive producer of the show and one of the greatest music-video auteurs of all time — directed both episodes. (Gondry, who worked with Carrey on Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, directed almost half of the Kidding episodes that Showtime has thus far aired.) The season’s fifth episode — the one with Grande — was presented as a full episode of Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time, Carrey’s fictional show, and it had Grande taking part in a couple of musical numbers.
The Grande bits from last night’s episode are the closest thing we have to a Michel Gondry-directed Ariana Grande video. She sings one big antic show-stopper, “Stick Together,” with Carrey and Keener, and she also sings one short insular ballad. Grande was hyped to work with Carrey; as Billboard reports, she wrote this on Instagram: “I’ve been staring at my screen and no words do this moment justice. thankful for the most special experience of my life. nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak.”
Watch the clips of Grande’s appearance below.
Ariana grande singing clip in ‘Kidding’ by Jim Carrey pic.twitter.com/f08alFVKXQ
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Jim Carrey is having a big month; he is also the star of Sonic The Hedgehog, which has ruled the box office for the past two weekends.