“Game of Game of Thrones”: Saturday Night Live Spoofs HBO Series (VIDEO)
Have you ever wondered, “What if there was a Game of Thrones game show?” No? Well, now you don’t have to because last night’s Saturday Night Live (May 4), hosted by Zach Galifianakis, showed us exactly what “Game of Game of Thrones” would look like.
In the sketch, three nerdy contestants seem to know everything about George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world mythology, but absolutely nothing about the real world (because now GoT fans are horribly unaware, SNL?). For example: The Lannisters are the wealthiest family in Westeros, but let’s say they want to put their money in a Roth IRA. What is a Roth IRA? In other words, you know nothing, Duncan.
Zach also spent the entire sketch in a dragon suit because that something overzealous Game of Thrones fans would do, too. Right, Khaleesi? Although, we do appreciate how Kerry called Jon Snow her future husband because, well, have you seen Jon Snow?
This wasn’t the first time Saturday Night Live parodied HBO’s Game of Thrones — remember last year’s spoof when SNL explained why there were so many “boobs”? — but this was the first time an actual Game of Thrones star made a cameo appearance. Jaime Lannister himself, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, shows up toward the end, giving Galifianakis quite a thrill.
“I would make a great best friend,” Galifianakis tells the handsome actor. “We could shower together, and I wouldn’t look down, even though I wanted to.”
Watch the entire sketch below and tell us what you think in the comments below!