Drake’s lyrics often turn melodramatic when recounting stories of past lovers and Cheesecake Factories. So James Corden decided to breathe new life into all those theatrical quips by making them the script of his latest lyrical soap opera.
Corden is joined by Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and comedian Joel McHale in a hilarious battle between two men fighting for Cuoco’s undying love. From “Best I Ever Had” to “One Dance,” Corden and his cast slice up and dish out Drake lyrics for the perfect dramatic effect.
The scene opens on Dr. Corden walking into a patient’s room. “Last name ever, first name greatest," he says, before spotting Cuoco and realizing he’d seen her before. “Is she a patient in my waiting room?” The ill patient stirs and then confirms their connection, "You used to call me on my cell phone! Late night when you need my love!"
But things not going well for Cuoco. Corden holds up her x-ray gravely: "It's a lot of bad things" even a few positive lines from “The Motto” can’t fix. The mood suddenly shifts when McHale walks in with a "Closer" cut, "Hi haters, I'm back from hiatus." He and Corden go back in forth with Drizzy's own fighting words—"Tryna keep it peaceful is a struggle for me"— at one point confusing Cardi B in the mix.
At the end of the video Cuoco’s character (who plays “Kiki,” obviously) must choose between her two suitors. “I only love my bed and my momma I’m sorry,” she declares before running out of the room. Watch the entire soap opera in the video above.