Sesame Street’s Game of Thrones parody is, like most of the show’s tv and movie parodies, a perfect blend of current popular media with early childhood education. Oh, and good entertainment. The parody segments, which help keep parents involved, interested, and entertained through the show, are always on point, and this one is no exception.
In the parody, Cersei Lannister, Robb Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and Joffrey Lannister battle it out for control of the Iron Throne, to determine who will rule the parody kingdom of Jestros. Grover Bluejoy arrives late to the competition, and is as good at his job as he is at waiting tables and being a superhero, and there’s even a brief appearance from Tyrion Lannister.
Of course, there’s no swordplay — the competition for the (Golf) Iron Throne is carried out in a Game of Chairs — musical chairs. Watch the video below, and see who will rule Jestros.
Of course, two of the competitors are already well and truly out of the competition on HBO’s Game of Thrones (and those who’ve read the books have a little more information about one of the two remaining competitors), but it’s clear that this parody takes place a bit earlier in the storyline, despite references to more recent material.
There’s Grover’s allusion to Joffrey’s recent demise:
It looks like you choked, Joffrey.
Also, muppet Robb Stark probably won’t be around for another episode — as he leaves the scene, he mutters about having to go to a wedding.
As for Grover Bluejoy, we can only recommend taking care. If he’s anything like his Game of Thrones namesake, his delusions of grandeur are less likely to lead to a position of power, and more likely to lead to misery, ruin, and serious identity issues.
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