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9 Most Hilarious NBC & SNL ‘Game of Thrones’ Parodies

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!)

 

1. Game of Desk – NBC

 

Jimmy Fallon, Game of Desks

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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.

 

Jimmy Fallon as Jon Snow

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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.

 

2. Game of Game of Thrones- S.N.L

 

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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.

 

3 – George RR Martin – S.N.L

 

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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?

 

The Night King

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I’ll give you a hint: a white guy just walked past me.

 

4. Jon Snow at a Dinner Party – NBC

 

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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.

 

5. Melisandre at a Baby Shower – NBC

 

Melisandre at a baby shower

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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.

Oh, wait.

 

6.  Game of Thrones Season 6 – S.N.L

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On April 3, 2016, SNL gave the stage to Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke (Kate McKinnon) as they took viewers behind the scenes on Game of Thrones’ sixth season, giving us our first look of Tyrion with the pre-CGI Dragons. Yes, they sound like raptors but Randy is hilarious.
And if Drogon sounds like Randy, then he totally should talk.
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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 what was coming.

The best part is Jon keeps waking up and being told “Not yet!” by Melsiandre.

 

8 . Game of Jones – NBC

 

Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers
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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.

 

9.  Khal Drogo Ghost Dogo- S.N.L

 

Game of Thrones Season 6- SNL, Drago's Ghost Dojo

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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?

 

Viserys Death

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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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Book club, Linda

13 Hilarious Literature-Related Tweets for All of Your Friday Needs!

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Hilarious Parody Books to Tickle Your Funny Bone

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

 

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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.

 

Favorite Lines:

girl

you’re thicker than a bowl of

oatmeal

 

 

2. Gone B*tch by Steve Lookner

 

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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.

 

Favorite Line:

 

“‘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

 

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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.

 

Favorite Line:

 

“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

 

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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).

 

Favorite Lines:

 

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

 

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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.

 

Favorite Lines:

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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Kanye’s Twitter Rants to be Immortalized in ‘milk and honey’ Inspired Book

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. 

 

 

 

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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Marlon Bundo

John Oliver’s ‘Marlon Bundo’ Book Bounces To Number One

Last week we brought you Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, the children’s book written by Charlotte Pence and illustrated by Karen Pence, daughter and wife of Vice President Mike Pence respectively.  The book was released this week and describes what the Vice President does at his job every day. It’s narrated by Marlon Bundo, Pence’s pet rabbit.  However, there’s a different book about this bunny that’s currently flying (or should we say hopping?) off the shelves.

 

Marlon Bundo Cover

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo was released by Chronicle Books this past Sunday and by Tuesday had reached the number one spot on Amazon’s best-seller list.  It has already sold out and is going into a second printing. 

 

In this book, which is the brainchild of John Oliver and was written by Jill Twiss and illustrated by E.G. Keller, Marlon Bundo tells us about his own life.  In this case, it is a very special day in his life because it is the day he falls in love with Wesley, another boy bunny, and they decide to get married. Although there are some obstacles along the way, namely a stinkbug who tells them that two male bunnies can’t marry each other, the story ultimately has a happy ending.

 

Marlon and Wesley

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The audiobook version of the story, which is voiced by from Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer, and RuPaul, has also reached number one on Audible.

 

Like with Pence’s book, proceeds from this book will also go to charity.  Sales will benefit AIDS United, an organization that aims to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States, and The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for young LGBTQ people.  Readers can also buy an ebook copy of the story directly through the websites of both of these charities.

 

Happy Marlon

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Charlotte Pence, in an interview with Fox Business Network, said that she’s all for John Oliver’s new book. “His book is contributing to charities that I think we can all get behind,” she stated.  In fact, she bought a copy herself and has posted a photo of Marlon on Instagram wearing a bow tie similar to the one Marlon wears on the cover.

 

 

As Oliver himself said in an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, “It’s a sweet children’s book.”

 

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