All The Easter Eggs And References In Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Music Video Explained

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    Ariana Grande released an epic music video for her break up and self-love anthem "Thank U, Next." We look at all the hidden meanings, Easter eggs, and movie references that even the biggest Ariana fans might have missed. She references four romantic comedies from the 2000s: "Mean Girls," "13 Going on 30," "Legally Blonde," and "Bring it On." Plus, the video features cameos from Kris Jenner to Ari's best friends and former castmates from the Nickelodeon show "Victorious." But there's so much more, and we uncover it all.
    In the video, Grande embodies a main character from each film, played by Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, and Kirsten Dunst.
    Grande even has her own Burn Book about her exes - Pete Davidson, Ricky Alvarez, Big Sean, and Mac Miller - though she only wrote positive comments.
    Famous faces include Jonathan Bennett, Colleen Ballinger, Stefanie Drummond, Troye Sivan, Gabi DeMartino, Elizabeth Gillies, Kris Jenner, Robbie Shapiro, Daniella Monet, Ari's dog Toulouse, and Jennifer Coolidge.
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• Lucy •
• Lucy •

I already know Mean Girls

3 hours ago
Raya Xx
Raya Xx

One small thing you guys forgot was that in the burn book, she writes “sorry I dipped” on Pete’s page (: It was cute.

5 hours ago
jen c
jen c

One taught me love One taught me patience *And this queen taught me pain for another vid.*

21 hour ago
francis theallknowing
francis theallknowing

narrator speaks annoyingly slowly

21 hour ago
Bts_kookie_suga_jin_taetae Abunda
Bts_kookie_suga_jin_taetae Abunda

The scenes are not easter eggs since all people already knew those scenes from their fav movies

23 hours ago
Sou-ellen Martines
Sou-ellen Martines

Nice video

Day ago
Sou-ellen Martines
Sou-ellen Martines

🌟🌟🌟

Day ago
Sou-ellen Martines
Sou-ellen Martines

❤️❤️

Day ago
"CHILL OUT BRUH"
"CHILL OUT BRUH"

She jacked my favorite scene from first wives club lol

Day ago
NickiQueen Msp
NickiQueen Msp

who even mistaked ari with Aubrey?

Day ago
Smh Sav
Smh Sav

Colleen and Ariana are cousins

2 days ago
Lady Universe
Lady Universe

🎶 👸 👏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

2 days ago
Star Cherry
Star Cherry

No Insider she just meant she would still hookup with him! LOL

2 days ago
Jacqueline Landaverde
Jacqueline Landaverde

ok but was I the only one who thought that was the actually Lindsay Lohan?!

2 days ago
Balaji Karthi
Balaji Karthi

Now I'm gonna watch the video again

2 days ago
Leo Oaso
Leo Oaso

5:2w i thought is was the real lindsay lohan....

2 days ago
Lucia Hlinková
Lucia Hlinková

such like ntltc

2 days ago
Shane Davis
Shane Davis

Bobble heads

3 days ago
Michael Kelligan
Michael Kelligan

She can read? Doubtful.

3 days ago
Gregor Baby
Gregor Baby

The video would be even more interesting if the youtuber would talk in more upbeat voice

3 days ago
macdaddyalexis
macdaddyalexis

I'm so sick of chris jenner

3 days ago
Alyssa Muñoz
Alyssa Muñoz

Forgot to point out Ian from SMOSH.

3 days ago
Amanda
Amanda

This lady talks so slow

3 days ago
Karoline Cecilie
Karoline Cecilie

7:00 tun means tuna In danish

3 days ago
Fancy PanTs
Fancy PanTs

Weird

3 days ago
Fancy PanTs
Fancy PanTs

No

3 days ago
Hoe Baah
Hoe Baah

ok mandella effect... i thought it was called "Suddenly 30" not 13 going on 30 !!!!

4 days ago
Alana Pritchard
Alana Pritchard

Hoe Baah there was one by that name with Zac Efron haha

3 days ago
KpopBTS
KpopBTS

Copycat but I still like her l:>

4 days ago
Aubrey Torres
Aubrey Torres

....I'm glad its ari instead of Aubrey ;-;

4 days ago
rahul singhal
rahul singhal

Music videos have easter eggs too now? Where have we come?

4 days ago
a name
a name

how did she get all those victorious actors? oh wait.

4 days ago
GretschDog
GretschDog

Todays youth has no taste. This tart is shallow.

4 days ago
Bryan & Tyteana
Bryan & Tyteana

Iconic💋

4 days ago
Ophie Pecze
Ophie Pecze

She also plays Sophia in 2 Broke Girls. 😏😁😁

4 days ago
Ashley San
Ashley San

Fun fact some scenes in the music video were filmed at my school and I met her

5 days ago
Rexton Puah
Rexton Puah

the baby girl means that collen baby is a girl?

5 days ago
kt 72
kt 72

How does she get a cultural appropriation pass? She's literally tried to change her ethnicity.

5 days ago
kt 72
kt 72

+Lilly Edgil Don't you guys love to call people out for cultural appropriation? You can't wear costumes for Halloween but she can try to look ethnic when she's white?

3 days ago
Lilly Edgil
Lilly Edgil

I think you might be stupid

3 days ago
Harriet Radford
Harriet Radford

kt 72 when?

3 days ago
Mr. Scrooge.
Mr. Scrooge.

Ari: get it.. Big Sean: got it..

5 days ago
Talia Loves Art!
Talia Loves Art!

1:26 wtffff

5 days ago
Tony K.
Tony K.

4:42 "oh my god, She pushed Ellen"

5 days ago
Roise Moore
Roise Moore

So that’s his name eh? Finally found out

Day ago
Samantha Whittemore
Samantha Whittemore

Tony lol

Day ago
Monica Diaz
Monica Diaz

Tony K. funny

2 days ago
LucyByTheOcean
LucyByTheOcean

Tony K. Stfu

3 days ago
Llami ツ
Llami ツ

So much makeup

5 days ago
Cesar Bustamante
Cesar Bustamante

A victorious reunion! ❤️

6 days ago
OM MY YOGA
OM MY YOGA

Stiffler’s mom has not aged... and the red hair girl looks exactly like Lindsay Logan

6 days ago
500daysofmj
500daysofmj

This just seems like common sense.

6 days ago
Ivory Wang
Ivory Wang

I’m so freaking grateful for this video, Thank u, next Thank u, next Thank u, next I’m so freaking grateful for this video 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

6 days ago
Maya Winicale Drealino
Maya Winicale Drealino

wait did ari cut her hair

6 days ago
Pug Life
Pug Life

And the only thing I picked up from the MV is that some of it is based on Mean Girls 😂😭

6 days ago
Kiah Green
Kiah Green

ok but where's avan and leon?

6 days ago
Madeleine Tyler
Madeleine Tyler

Olive 13 yasss

6 days ago
hilal zehra
hilal zehra

This is what I thing When she says one taught me love one thought me patience and one taught me pain I thing that was for her 3 exes

6 days ago
Vanessa Rama
Vanessa Rama

I don't like Ariana but I need to say that this video is totally amazing

6 days ago
Jaylah Johnson
Jaylah Johnson

Finnaly somebody says Colleen’s real name in a video instead of calling her Miranda

6 days ago
89Judy89
89Judy89

can someone give me details about BDE please? what happened to Pete, why did fans make fun of him?

6 days ago
Okaykxlit
Okaykxlit

wow my childhood

6 days ago
Hannah Rowan
Hannah Rowan

Thanks

6 days ago
Jo Cin
Jo Cin

Didnt mention the teacher from Victorious....

6 days ago
Johanna Garrido Sintes
Johanna Garrido Sintes

Am i the only one who thought liz was lindsay lohan 😨

6 days ago
Soph
Soph

OMG I didn't even notice anyone, until this video. Only Gabi and ariana and Elizabeth gillies

6 days ago
Soph
Soph

I never new colleen ballinger was miranda sings 😂😂😂

6 days ago
sanket ghadge
sanket ghadge

This one is for my rose as well!!

7 days ago
Rudra
Rudra

remember when business insider was complete trash? so glad they improved

7 days ago
Babba Bouie
Babba Bouie

This is so smart

7 days ago
Sophia Choi
Sophia Choi

At 10:37, the post man's shirt says BDE, which probably was meant to be an a short term for Blonde, because the scene is from legally blond, right?

7 days ago
fhrus
fhrus

They missed the part where the page in the book about Pete says HUUUUUUGE (relating to the BDE, and Ari's tweet about Pete's size), and the part where she talks with Jennifer Coolidge about the big front, with the double twist. :D And that she has Greedy or Needy on her shirt (Needy might be the title of an upcoming song).

7 days ago
am & a
am & a

Holy shit, Robbie became hot!

7 days ago
Gabbie Geier
Gabbie Geier

You should've included that Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx were two of the Clovers. They're two of Ariana's closest friends and also have helped write a lot of her songs.

7 days ago
Lucas Maestro
Lucas Maestro

you forget to talk about the movie ''The First Wives Club'' there is a clear reference to that movie, see the last scene of the movie when the 3 womans sing '' you dont own me''. Another reference to ariadna's ex's.

7 days ago
Shaale Mirjam
Shaale Mirjam

In all seriousness. Jokes aside. How in the world is this video relevant. The world is becoming more and more stupid, dumb and blind. Always feeding on crap. Grow the hell up people.

7 days ago
Laura
Laura

04:30 The word „babygirl“ actually made me think of the Mean Girls musical where Damian says his mother called him babygirl. So it might be another reference within the Mean Girls universe, not necessarily a hint at something coming in the future, although that would be cool, too.

7 days ago
americas favourite fighting frenchman
americas favourite fighting frenchman

WAIT THATS ROBBIE HOLY CRAP

7 days ago
Gabriela Parra
Gabriela Parra

The kind of reference video you need if you were born in the 2000s lol

7 days ago
Uyen Nguyen
Uyen Nguyen

Wth??? I thought Liz's role was actually played by LiLo :( smh

7 days ago
zoya Khan
zoya Khan

LOTS of victorius

7 days ago
Jessica Sussman
Jessica Sussman

America is not winning this shit is awful

7 days ago
Keisha luana
Keisha luana

*_-Thank u, Next-_*

7 days ago
Molly Chanel
Molly Chanel

Taylor Swift's impact

7 days ago
Chiki
Chiki

They missed the chance for kris to say “you’re doing amazing, sweetie” 😭

7 days ago
veli -
veli -

I heard aubrey, too

7 days ago
Tiana Gama
Tiana Gama

Big red is the nickname for the former team Capitan.....sheesh

7 days ago
Tiana Gama
Tiana Gama

Probably because most "arianators" weren't even born when most of those movies came out.

7 days ago
Karthik Mallampelly
Karthik Mallampelly

Can anybody tell what's the background music? 2:07 to 2:27

7 days ago
Lauren G
Lauren G

Why is this woman talking in slow motion

7 days ago
Sarah Blake
Sarah Blake

i literately watched mean girls today🤣

8 days ago
Lusia Amelia
Lusia Amelia

the 7 rings plate is also a tribute to her song that's yet to be released. and the 7 rings instrumental played in the background of the start of the video.

8 days ago
Billy Morrice
Billy Morrice

She came for records and that's exactly what she got!

8 days ago
Aiden Emeri
Aiden Emeri

That's her first number one?

8 days ago
Emman
Emman

There was a really important Easter egg in the video that they forgot to mention, there was this one part in the video where Ariana was... *Read more*

8 days ago
Kierra Thimpson
Kierra Thimpson

Her seeing somebody else getting marry she love is justin Bieber at the end that his fiance

8 days ago
NorthVan_Dan
NorthVan_Dan

Outstanding video! Yours and hers. Wow!

8 days ago
Kawaii Potato Bean XD
Kawaii Potato Bean XD

I didnt get any of these I havent seen any of these movies

8 days ago
LifeAsCindyy
LifeAsCindyy

Iconic!

8 days ago
Sophie Earley
Sophie Earley

5:23 OH MY GOSH YES I LOVE JADE 7:14 SO MANY VICTORIOUS PEOPLE 7:35 AAAAAAHHHHHHHH

8 days ago
hi ?
hi ?

7 rings is a song lol

8 days ago
Lydia Schmidt
Lydia Schmidt

I only got the Mean Girls and 13 going on 30 references... I’m a basic girl

8 days ago
A T
A T

Lolllll the album is called thank u, next 😂😂 have u been living under a rock?!

8 days ago
Chefkey Boards
Chefkey Boards

Ariana is awesome, now I just would like to see a mainstream pop album out of her and I would be thrilled

8 days ago
An army is in your comments
An army is in your comments

one you missed: the shirt shes wearing down the hallway is about one of the songs on her album Needy ( she even released the snippet and said it wont get cut from the album)

8 days ago
Kurosama
Kurosama

I think we ALL can agree that this is awesome

8 days ago
FLdancer00
FLdancer00

Since when is 13 going on 30 a classic??? I had no idea what those scenes were when I first saw the video.

8 days ago
izzi gascoigne
izzi gascoigne

7:50 y-you called matt robbie ??

8 days ago
Kinley Morgan VLOGS!
Kinley Morgan VLOGS!

She is 9 months pregnant.

8 days ago

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