Posts tagged as game of thrones

'SNL' Review: Taraji P. Henson Almost Saves the Day

Despite all the criticisms I've made about SNL, I should say that I love this show. And not just what I considered the glory years of the series – the late 90s that I grew up with, or the late 70s that my parents grew up with, or the late 80s I discovered in college, or the late 2000s that inspired me to start reviewing it online – I've loved it even during the not-as-great seasons 39 and 40. Even at its worst, SNL remains a fascinating experiment in live TV sketch comedy, and if I'm going to spend a chunk of my week doing something, I want it to be a positive experience. I've never understood [...]

Here's a 'Parks and Rec' Deleted Scene Starring Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, and the Iron Throne

NBC just released this extended version of a scene from the most recent episode of Parks and Rec, in which Leslie gives Ben a replica of the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. It's pretty much just three minutes of Amy Poehler and Adam Scott dicking around and improvising with the Throne, and it's a fun watch.

Peter Dinklage Is Starring in an R-Rated Comedy

Peter Dinklage is set to play the lead in a new big screen comedy. THR reports that the Game of Thrones actor will star in an untitled R-rated movie about a man who tells people he's a leprechaun and it's being compared tonally to Bad Santa. There's no director attached at the moment. The script will be written by Andrew Dodge, who wrote  Jason Bateman's upcoming movie Bad Words. It's a shame that the role plays so heavily on Dinklage's height, but it is still cool to see him take a rare comedic role.

Watch Jimmy Fallon's Elaborate 'Game of Thrones' Parody, 'Game of Desks'

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon went all out for "Game of Desks," the show's 10-minute Game of Thrones parody that aired Friday night. Come for a couple cool cameos, stay to see The Roots play the Late Night's Watch.

Why Arrested Development and Game of Thrones Are Perfect Together

My sophomore year of college, my roommate and I started a tradition that we called “Arrested Development Quote of the Day,” which, per the self-explanatory title, consisted of one of us writing a different Arrested quote on our whiteboard every morning. We kept it up for eight months (give or take) without running out of quotes, and along the way we realized something: Arrested's one-liners are often quite funny out of context, but they're even better when you know the story behind them. For every out-of-context gem like “If you weren't all the way on the other side of the room, I'd slap your face,” there are ten quotes, [...]

Jim Rash Wants a 'Game of Thrones'-Themed 'Community' to Happen

"These are bad pitches and Dan should never take them, but I just thought there's gotta be something you can battle for — what's the throne between City College and Greendale?"

- Actor/writer Jim Rash toys with the idea of a Game of Thrones-themed Community episode in a new interview with TV Line, in which he also discusses the show's NBC cancellation and his part in the upcoming Adult Swim series Mike Tyson Mysteries.

Watch the 'Workaholics' Guys' Season 4 'Game of Thrones' Audition Reel

Now this is Game of Thrones as I understand it — incest, boobs, meat puns, fighting, boobs, characters named Dong Dangletaint — but I think the Workaholics crew really brings that feminism-awareness, anti-gratuitous nudity scene angle that the real series is incapable of pulling off. Plus those are some great puns.

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Game of Thrones Season 3

This week Jeff and Jon Gabrus take a look back at season 3 of Game of Thrones, subplot by subplot. The events of the entire season are discussed, so don't listen unless you are caught up. Events from the books that have not yet made it into the TV show also come up, but only in the second half of the show after a clear warning.

And also, why not, they talk about Fast & the Furious 6.

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'SNL' Review: Risk Pays Off for Zach Galifianakis

SNL works best when it hits a balance between structure and chaos. As a show that's broadcasted live after only a week of production time, chaos is pre-installed into the system. The show attempts to offset that chaos with as many safety nets as possible: a cast of multitalented actors, a writing staff that can turn out an abundance of material in a pressure-cooker environment, and one of the best crews in television. Over time, some of those safety nets turn into crutches that annoy the hard-core fans: recurring characters, sketches that rely too heavily on celebrity impersonation, talk show formats, etc. So periodically, the show will reintroduce a [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Dothraki Linguist from 'Game of Thrones'

"There is no word for 'book' in Dothraki. The reason is culturally dependent. It's mentioned specifically in [Game of Thrones] that the Dothraki have no written form for their language… If you coin a word and say, 'This is the Dothraki word for book,' it implies that the Dothraki have some sort of printing process and regular interaction with books. It implies they have some form of writing, that they have invented paper, that there's scholarship, and that there's publishing. It brings along all this cultural baggage… so you have to keep all of that in mind when coining words for a language." — David Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language from Game of [...]

'SNL' Review: Princess Anna Kendrick

Whenever SNL producers book a host who seems inexperienced in live comedy, they fall back on a kind of playbook. Stick to popular recurring bits and pretaped videos to take the burden off the host. Give her small, easy stuff that plays to her strengths, then get her out of there. If she can sing, let her sing. The goal is to Bodyguard-cradle the host, letting her enjoy herself while hiding her from the real dangers of the scary sketch comedy world.

Given how little we saw of Anna Kendrick this episode, you'd think Lorne was standing nearby off stage, ready to dive in and take a bullet.

I [...]

'South Park' Improved the 'Game of Thrones' Theme Song

From last night's Game of Thrones-centric episode of South Park, here's the updated a cappella version of Games of Thrones' theme song, which contains some spoilers from the books and also the word "wiener" a bunch of times.

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Game Of Thrones 2-for-1 w/ Cooking and High Valyrian

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by not just one but TWO Game of Thrones related guests. In this 2 for 1 Game of Thrones spectacular Jeff talks to Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, the chef for the GoT food blog Inn At The Crossroads and A Feast of Ice and Fire, the official GoT cook book, as well as David Peterson, the creator of the fictional languages Dothraki and High Valyrian that the show uses.

"We took into account the culture, the climate, traderoutes and let all that determine what ingredients might be available. Because most of the descriptions in the books [...]

House Rules For Our 'Game of Thrones' Party, by David Henne

Take everything you think you know about fantasy-themed house parties and push it out the window. This is our annual Game of Thrones premiere extravaganza. A night when loyalties are tested. Scandal conspires with intrigue. Deceptions reign. And this year, brace yourselves, because Dana is coming. With Mike and them.

All that said, we do ask that guests review a few basic house rules — for the den is small, and full of collectibles.

Arrive in costume. To avoid another year of multiple Ser Gerris Drinkwaters, we’ll be creating our own original GoT characters and costumes. If you haven’t personalized your sigil, there’s a super simple formula: take the [...]