Published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, the story follows Alonso Quixano, a Spanish nobleman who has read so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind
Game of Thrones is coming to end.
Well, HBO is developing a prequel series and George R.R. Martin still has to finish the series, so Game of Thrones will live on on the silver screen and on the page. But the main show, the only show as of now, the show that brought many of us to this fantastic story and allowed book readers to sit back with smug looks on their faces, is coming to a close.
In honor of that, let us sit back and reflect.
And laugh a little as we go through all the parodies of Game of Thrones through the last nine years (that’s nearly a decade of murder over a big chair!)
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Let’s run back to May 24, 2013. You might not have been in your comfy seat, but you felt that warm and fuzzy feeling as a smile came across your face.
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Recall that smile, and together we’ll watch back when times were simple. Among other things, Jimmy Fallon was the host of Late Night on NBC. He and his teams of expert writers transformed the 30 Rockefeller Center into its own version of Westeros. The Iron Thrones became the Iron Desk, Dragons were Peacocks, and the Red Wedding hadn’t aired yet.
Sorry I reminded you.
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On Sep 25, 2013 we were graced with this wonderful parody. Bill Hader, future Richard Tozier in It Chapter 2, stands before three super fans played by Taran Killam and Aidy Bryant, but the third fan, Duncan (Zach Galifianakis) has come dressed as a dragon. Why is Jaime called Kingslaver? Who killed Half-hand? Easy questions, but Duncan is asked this: What is the capitol of Wisconsin?
Oh, I feel attacked, and the sketch isn’t even in full swing yet.
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Even back in 2014 we were making jokes about how slow George writes. Oh, if only we knew.
But if want to know why George R R Martin hasn’t finished The Winds of Winter and Dreams of Spring yet? Well on April 6, 2014 we got an answer, sort of.
It’s exactly what George R R Martin would say if he actually let loose and spoke his mind.
Bonus points if you want to know how he got to name the White Walkers?
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I’ll give you a hint: a white guy just walked past me.
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What happens when you bring a brooding Jon Snow to a dinner party in a Brooklynn Townhouse? On April 7, 2015, five days before season 5’s premiere, Seth Myers learned that winter was coming. Spring has sprung, he prattled, but Jon Snow gave his usual warning, “Winter is coming.”
“So much for global warming,” one patrons jests.
“You won’t be laughing when the white walkers rip you limb from limb.”
It’s funny because the Night King hadn’t risen the dead in front of our eyes.
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Hope you didn’t have a baby shower before Feb 18, 2016, because you might have invited the wrong guest. Seth Meyers did in his sketch on Late Night where he brought the Red Priestess herself, Melsiandre, to a baby shower. “The night is dark and full of terrors,” she warned, sitting in a room with not only Seth Myers, but his pregnant wife and human rights attorney Alexi Ashe. At least didn’t set anyone on fire.
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Back on May 8, 2016 it was a simpler time. “Jon Snow is dead!” all the characters say, while we the audience sat back and said, “Shut up and bring him back.” In this sketch, Cecily Strong and S.N.L host Brie Lawson (Captian Marvel) act as audience surrogates, showing that maybe things were a lot easier during episodes 601 and 602 when we know what was coming.
The best part is Jon keeps waking up and being told “Not yet!” by Melsiandre.
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Aired Aug 9, 2017, it’s less of a parody but more of a commentary. Seth Meyers steps by Leslie Jones’s apartment to listen her live instead of just reading, like most of us, her live-tweets.
Watch it. No spoilers, but Varys stops by just Jamie meets Drogon, as well as Daenerys Targaryen, for the first time.
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You might remember this one since this sketch only aired on Dec 8, 2018. It’s KHAL DROGO’S GHOST DOJO! It’s a place where all the characters who died on Game of Thrones can go. With Khal Drogo there for Dothraki public access, what can go wrong?
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Either way you cut it, its laugh-out-loud hilarious to see Khal Drogo meet several other dead characters. The first guest is a punch in the gut, however, since it’s the lovable puff-bag Hodor. Honestly, that “hold the door” joke was as painful as the Red Wedding. At least they made it up with hearing him actually speak in coherent sentences.
On a related note, sorry for bringing up the Red Wedding. I know you probably forget about it.
Oh, who am I kidding? The North Remembers.
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Happy Friday, party people! The work day is nearing it’s end; it’s almost time for you to unzip your pantsuit, pour yourself a glass of something strong, and get ready to live out all of your wild, wicked weekend dreams!
And, what better way to prepare for the start of weekend fun than with thirteen literature-related tweets that will have you cackling your entire commute home? Come, let’s cackle.
Read, laugh, share, let loose! Woohoo!!
.@parisreview So is Paris any good or not
— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 9, 2013
– much ado about nothing
– 2 much 2 nothing
– much ado 3: toyko drift
– much nothing
– much 5
– much ado 6
– nothing 7
— Gold Mantis (@fujichia) October 1, 2015
Ever realised how fucking surreal reading a book actually is? You stare at marked slices of tree for hours on end, hallucinating vividly
— Katie (@KatieOldham) December 9, 2014
[1st day as new school librarian]
STUDENT: is the great gatsby history or literature
MY BRAIN: dont say its lit dont say its lit
ME: its lit
— jomny sun (@jonnysun) February 1, 2016
I’m gonna write a book about the difficulties of watching Pride and Prejudice dubbed into French. It will be called L’Austen Translation
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) October 21, 2013
Please stop calling us your “squad” Linda this is book club
— Randi Lawson (@RandiLawson) June 23, 2015
[first day as a masseuse]
Me: [closing book] “…& they all lived happily ever after”
Customer: “That’s not what I meant by ‘happy ending'”
— Ollie (@ojedge) August 30, 2015
alec baldwin memoir cover looks like the next installment of twilight pic.twitter.com/poiqYCZh6V
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 29, 2016
I’m old enough now that I can’t distinguish between the books I read in college and have forgotten, and the ones I just pretended to read.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 19, 2016
At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.
— Nein. (@NeinQuarterly) April 4, 2013
— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) August 25, 2015
mark, my words. *mark brings me a dictionary* thanks mark
— philippe iujvidin? (@philyuck) August 1, 2013
me: goodnight moon :)
me: goodnight stars :)
me: sry wrongnumber
moon: whos stars
moon: who is stars
moon: answer me
— jomny sun (@jonnysun) October 21, 2014
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If you haven’t heard of Milk and Vine, the hilarious parody book that gained a lot of attention last year, then you have seriously been missing out. Milk and Vine satirized Rupi Kaur’s hit collection of poems, milk and honey, by taking popular quotes from famous vines and incorporating Kaur’s unique (and much criticized) writing style.
While Milk and Vine gained much popularity for its sarcastic nature, its certaintly not the only parody book out there. If you’re a fan of humor, then without further ado here are five hilarious parody books worth reading.
1. Milk and Vine by Adam Gasieski and Emily Beck
Milk and Vine parodies Rupi Kapur’s critically acclaimed (and highly criticized) Milk and Honey. Gasiewski and Beck incorporates Kapur’s simplistic language with a touch of humor.
you’re thicker than a bowl of
2. Gone B*tch by Steve Lookner
If you’ve read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and thought to yourself, Um, that doesn’t seem realistic, then this is the book for you. Looker brings some series sarcasm to Flynn’s plot while also incorporating humor and raunchy scenes. I for one loved Flynn’s original work, but this sarcastic perspective is a must-read if you need some laughs.
“‘Amy? Hello?’ I went inside and searched the entire place. Amy was gone. Hooray!!!!!”
3. If You Give a Man a Cookie by Laurie Numeroff
If you’re a woman whose ever been annoyed by men doing…well anything, then this is the book for you. Parodying If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff and Ajar bring humor to the everyday annoyances in relationships with this feminist-esque book.
“If you give a man a cookie, he’ll ask for some milk to go with it…god forbid he should get it himself!”
4. Go The F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Every parent, babysitter, or well anyone who has undertaken the horrific task of putting a baby or toddler to bed will understand the struggle. In Go the F*ck to Sleep, a parody of…well every nap time book, Mansbach and Cortés offer adult audiences some much needed humor that will make putting their child to sleep so much more bearable. (It also doesn’t hurt that the book cover next to a sleeping child makes for a hilarious Insta post).
The windows are dark in the town, child.
The whales huddle down in the deep.
I’ll read you one very last book if you swear
You’ll go the f*ck to sleep.
5. Oh, The Sh!t You Don’t Know: College Graduate Edition by Antonio Carter
Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has long been a best-selling gift granted to upcoming college graduates. Antonio Carter shies away from Seuss’ inspiring language and offers a more realistic vision of the struggles recent grads will face post graduation.
Into the world we’re off,
This is going to be cool.
We’re going to learn shit they don’t teach you in school,
Like how to do your taxes!
Yes, that’s a big one;
It’s highly important to life in the long run.
Before you learned Trig or writing in verse.
Someone should’ve said “Hey, learn this shit first!”
So true. So true.
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While not exactly the book we were expecting from Kanye West, Uh Huh Honey, will have to do until then. The latest in the trend of Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey parodies, Uh Huh Honey immortalizes Kanye’s tweets with accompanying illustrations by the author Red Gaskell.
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The book features some of Kanye’s more recent tweets, following themes of creativity and expressing one’s self.
try to avoid any contractual situation where you are held back from your ideas
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 17, 2018
You have to protect your ability to create at all cost
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 17, 2018
In the book, Kanye’s inspiring tweets are accompanied by sketches by Gaskell, which he shared on his twitter.
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I got in touch with Gaskell and asked him a few questions about his work, mostly about what inspired him to publish Uh Huh Honey.
Kanye’s back on twitter and he’s been waxing poetic about life, creativity, and greatness. Everyone, whether they hate him or love him has been talking about him and his tweets. That was fun and entertaining but I wanted to make something.
When I asked him about if he would produce similar works for tweets from celebrities and political figures like Cher or Donald Trump, he responded with “I don’t know maybe.”
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The book is now available through Amazon
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