With Thanksgiving just around the corner, British comedian Russell Brand was looking to learn a thing or two about the turkey-filled holiday. What he didn't expect to learn, however, is that a group of kids would request the presence of ex-wife Katy Perry at the festivities!
The Get Him to the Greek actor appeared in a clip during Live! With Kelly and Michael and got a little more than he bargained for when he went to school to learn about Thanksgiving. Sitting in a classroom full of children, Brand not only learned some questionable facts about turkey day, but he also became aware that little kids are big fans of his pop star ex.
"If you could invite anyone in the world to your Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?" Brand asks.
One girl told the actor that she would invite him, which flattered Brand, but he also joked that the invitation would "make it all the harder to put you in the punishment box." But another girl said that she would invite the "Roar" singer, leaving Brand with a shell-shocked face!
"Katy Perry, I don't know who that is," he quickly retorted.
Brand quickly moved on to asking another student whom she would invite, leaving no time at all to harp on the surprising answer. We're pretty sure he didn't realize that little kids were fans of the super star!
At the end of the clip, Brand expresses his gratitude—it is Thanksgiving, after all—for the lesson by telling the kids, "I, Russell Brand, an Englishman, and a hurtful mention of my ex-wife, have a much better understanding of Thanksgiving the tradition."
Although the funnyman was able to make light of the snafu, Perry recently opened up that she had a hard time in the wake of her divorce. She told Australia's The Project, "It was sad and there were thoughts, but there were never actions, thankfully," Perry said.
But in addition to learning all about the kids' VIP guest lists, Brand also got an idea as to what the holiday is all about. One student told the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor, "Thanksgiving is when you thank people for what they've done for you," while another said, "It's all about being thankful."
One girl said that it's a time when people "celebrate the Indians," to which the comedian joked, "Oh, darling."