“Arianators” as Ariana Grande’s fans are called, have been eagerly anticipating her guest-starring role in Showtime’s “Kidding.”
The show is about a children’s television star, Jeff Pickles, whose life takes a downward spiral and he must figure out how to remain in his positive, uplifting role. The show stars Jim Carrey and premiered in September 2018.
Now, in its second season, “Kidding” is bringing on another “pickle” character: Piccola Grande, the Pickle Fairy of Hope, aka Ariana Grande.
“The more hope you have, the bigger she is,” said the series creator and executive producer Dave Holstein, Entertainment Weekly reported. “You can expect her to melt your heart and empty your eyes.”
Grande has never been shy about her love and admiration for Carrey, stating in the past that she grew up having a crush on him. In July, the 26-year-old took to social media to express her excitement about appearing as a guest star on “Kidding.”
there aren’t words. ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️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. 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. i get to make a tiny appearance on the hilarious and deeply moving show Kidding next season. this was a DREAM of an experience. thank you thank you thank you Jim and thank you Dave for having me. i have so much more to say but words actually can’t …. cover it.
“Thankful for the most special experience of my life,” Grande wrote. “Nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak.”
The burning question everyone wants to know is: will Grande sing in the episode? Luckily for fans, the tiny, pop star will be performing two of the four songs in the episode.
Holstein shared his excitement about Grande’s appearance in the episode as well saying, “I think it’s safe to say we have a big surprise almost every episode this season, but Ariana’s episode might be the biggest creative swing we’ve ever taken… but I won’t say much more than that!”
Grande’s episode of “Kidding” airs on Showtime on Feb. 23.