Are you a fan of ‘Game of Thrones’? Then you should be watching Funny Or Die‘s ‘Gay of Thrones,’ a weekly web series that recaps each episode… from a sassy gay perspective. Los Angeles hair stylist Jonathan Van Ness breaks down all the sexy, violent and dramatic moments in a rapid fire, pop culture-drenched manner. None of the characters are referred to by their real names. Cersie is Blond Cher. Tyrione is Munch Munch. Arya is Baby Kristen Stewart. And Joffrey? That would be Little King Power Bottom. (RIP)
And it doesn’t stop with the names. Every bit of scenery and setting is given a pop culture analogue that will have you in fits of laughter at the dead on comparisons.
Every week, Jonathan fixes someone’s hair and asks, “Did you see last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’?” And whether or not they even watch the show, he then regales them with his hilarious summary of the latest exploits. Among those that have sat in his chair are comedian Margaet Cho and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski.
The show has proven so popular that even actual ‘Game of Thrones’ actors Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Esme Bianco (Ros) have popped up on the series.
But the latest surprise cameo takes the cake. Watch the following video all the way to the end and you will be treated to the king of all cameos. I won’t say too much, other than ‘The Princess Bride’.
Go ahead. Watch!
That’s right, guuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrl, George R. R. Martin himself, the creator of the world of ‘Game of Throne’ (originally from his dense novels from the ‘A Song Of Fire and Ice’ series) pops up in a ‘Princess Bride’ homage playing the grandfather role and reading a story that details the events of ‘Gay of Thrones’. The notoriously behind schedule author even took a few jabs at the denseness of his novels and his propensity of killing off… well, everyone.
Writer/director Erin Gibson revealed that they chose to purposefully not announce that Martin was appearing, hoping to surprise viewers and for word to spread more organically. Well, as organically as things can on social media. “I don’t think putting that stuff in the title comes from a place of confidence. It’s cooler if it’s a thing people discover and it’s like, ‘hey, tell your friends about it!'”