Sesame Street parodies Game of Thrones

Welcome to Jesteros and the Game of Chairs...

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Following on from their excellent take on House of Cards, Sesame Street has been dabbling in parody again – and this time they’ve picked an even darker show than the Kevin Spacey drama.

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You wouldn’t think the kids’ TV classic would be able to spoof Game of Thrones considering all the death, sex and swearing, but they did – in a rather inspired Game of Chairs (or musical chairs to you and me) that featured several of the series’ characters.

It all seems very innocent – though we couldn’t help but notice a reference to Joffrey “choking” in losing the game, Robb Stark’s eagerness to get to a wedding or Ned Stark’s habit of losing his head in dire situations…

As in the real Game of Thrones the competition for the throne was tough – but in the end it was “Grover Bluejoy” who triumphed and was crowned unlikely king of Jesteros.

It was a twist worthy of Game of Thrones author George RR Martin himself – though it became clear none of the felt characters were aware how lucky they were to live in this softer version of the Seven Kingdoms, with Robb Stark remarking: “I can’t think of a more horrible ending than this.”

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Oh, my sweet summer child… 

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