In the episode, the superstar played Piccola the Pickle Fairy, a magical character on the children’s show created by Carrey’s character, Mr. Pickles, which gave her the opportunity to break into song with the veteran actor, as well as co-star Catherine Keener and the show’s litany of puppets.
“How can you start, make a change, maybe learn to/ What do you need?/ Hope is the song when the world is a menace/ Hope is the open door/ Maybe getting back up again is what falls are for,” Grande crooned in one song, wielding her magic pickle wand before Carrey joined in on the harmonies. (Later in the episode, she also performed show-stopping group number “Stick Together” with the cast.)
Earlier in the week, the pop star called working with her favorite actor “the most special experience of my life” in a gushing Instagram post. “Nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak. actually, what’s even crazier is discovering that person to be more special and warm and generous in person than you ever could’ve imagined,” she captioned the sweet snap of herself and Carrey.
Of course, Grande is no stranger to the world of children’s television. Before becoming one of the world’s biggest pop stars, she starred for four seasons as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s Victorious as well as its short-lived spin-off Sam & Cat, which ran for a single season from 2013 to 2014.
Check out clips of Grande’s appearance on Kidding below.
Ariana grande singing clip in ‘Kidding’ by Jim Carrey pic.twitter.com/f08alFVKXQ
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