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This New ‘GoT’ Parody by SNL Is the Funniest Yet!

The final season of Game of Thrones is set to air this Sunday, and we’re all sad about it, but Saturday Night Live is having their fun, so good for them.

 

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But can this SNL skit cheer me up? Is it even good? Or is it bad? A mixed bag? Or does one part save it? Should you watch it? I can’t tell you what to do with your life, but here’s my opinion.

Let’s talk about the intro!

 

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That intro had me smiling: talking about how even though Game of Thrones is ending it’s really not. Even discounting the books, we’re going to have prequels and spin-offs and so much more until this series stops making money.

 

A Lannister always pays his debts

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Now the first part of this skit was the parodies of Game of Thrones, and personally I want to see these shows become a real thing. Why? Well, just look at them!

1: John and a white walker in a sitcom

2: Arya in Daria-esque show, but with swords

3: Sam and Gilly…in a sitcom

 

Daria is a great show about an intelligent girl who cursed to go to a school filled with idiots, and if she had a sword it be way better. The shows is already great, but I like swords and blood. Call me sick, you wouldn’t be the first

But a sitcom with Jon Snow and a White Walker and a sitcom with a Sam and Gilly? I don’t know about you, but sitcom parodies are funny. I think it has to do with the music, the lighthearted attitude, and the laugh track expecting us to giggle on command because they made a reference, in this case, a reference to someone getting killed.

 

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That’s comedy gold, right there. It’s something Rupert Pupkin would be proud about. But the video continues with CROSSOVERS, and they just spit ball them right here. One of them being a show called ‘No Ballers’ which apparently stars Theon and Varys. Honestly, it’s a low hit.

But at least we know Theon won’t feel it.

 

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But then they get to the single worst part of the video: ‘Wildling Out’.

 

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I hate rap now. This is cringy, hard on the ears, and the worst thing humanity has made since the Atomic Bomb. Even the ‘HBO Kids’ parodies don’t help – especially considering they have “Hodor’s House”.

Oh yes, they go there.

Honestly, this whole thing hurts on so many different levels – some good, some not so good. Personally, at this point, I was done with the video. But then magic happened.

 

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If you want don’t want spoilers, then watch it right now. RIGHT NOW.

 

 

 

Law and Order SVU‘s Olivia Benson and Fin Tutuola, whose real names are Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T? Investigating Game of Thrones deaths? I WANT THIS SHOW. This could be the next Marvel cinematic universe here. Think about it: They could bring the Mountain to Justice for what he did to Prince Oberyn.

 

 

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Too soon?

Back to basics: Is this SNL Skit worth it?

 

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Pressure’s on for me, I guess, but I’d say…

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT but that might just be for the ending. So what did you think? Did you watch the video? Did you just skim through the article to find the video? Sound off below.

 

 

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Daria Morgendorffer Reads 62 Books on ‘Daria’ and Only 7 Are by Women

The Goodreads Listopia is a weird and wonderful place. There you can find hilariously niche lists such as Scarred Heroes and Heroines in Paranormal Romance, and The Groom Wore White: Contemporary Male Virgins of Romance, so many wonderfully esoteric subgenre lists that I in fact wrote an entire article dedicated to them.

 

But what I’m here today to discuss is that a lovely obliging Goodreads user has put together a list of every book read or mentioned by 90s icon of intellectualism and apathy, Daria Morgendorffer, protagonist of the TV show Daria.

 

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No less that sixty-two classic works crop up on the reading list of Daria, an intelligent female character created deliberately to serve as a foil for Beavis and Butt-Head, (yes, let us not forgot Daria’s humble origins as a minor character in Beavis and Butt-Head before receiving her own spin-off show.)

 

Now we have all sixty-two titles in list form, and none of the entries are surprising— they’re all pretty standard classics beloved of bookworms and English majors the world over, including the likes of Animal Farm, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Metamorphosis, The Grapes of Wrath. However, what I found surprising is that out of sixty-two listed books, a mere seven are written by women. They are:

 

  1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen,
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  4. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 
  5. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  7. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi.

 

Seven. That is 11.29% according to the online calculator I used because numbers make my brain short-circuit. Anyway, are you shocked? I’m a little bit shocked. 

 

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Daria is usually hailed as a pioneering example of feminist television (in as much as an MTV cartoon can be read as a feminist text) so I was pretty dismayed to see how few women made the character’s reading list, not to mention the fact that they are all white, and very few other people of color appear on the list. The evidence on the Goodreads list is corroborated by several other sites with lists yielding virtually identical data, give or take a book here and there. Almost all male, almost all white. But then I thought, was this intentional?

 

Perhaps the creators had Daria read mostly male writers as a commentary on how even those of us who are reasonably engaged in feminist discourse and progressive ideology can still find ourselves falling victim to society’s default mindset of unquestioningly perceiving white male writers to be the serious and important ones. 

 

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Or maybe, Daria reads mostly men in an effort to better understand and therefore combat the patriarchal society in which we live. After all, she’s generally skeptical of almost everything and therefore, even though she does read mostly older, white male authors, she is doing so with a critical mind. I have to believe that one or both of the above is true, but still. Wouldn’t kill ya to pick up some Toni Morrison, Daria.

 

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