With “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington hosting the April 6 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” it was inevitable the late-night NBC series would parody his HBO epic. But rather than take on the final season of the series, “SNL” instead looked ahead at the “prequels, sequels and spinoffs” still to come.
First up was Harington starring in a clip from the fictional “Castle Black,” a “sexy, moody drama about forbidden love.” In it, his “Game of Thrones” character Jon Snow was in a relationship with a White Walker (played by Heidi Gardner), who lamented that after winter came, he was supposed to finally tell everyone about them but had failed to.
“It’s not that simple,” he said. “You’re dead.”
When she retorted that he was dead, too, he said, “That was different, and you know it.” In an attempt to earn his affection back, she began disrobing.
Another notable one was “Game of Thrones: Special Victims Unit,” in which real-life “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” stars Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T appeared to take on a case at Rhaenys’ Hill, during which “some sick son of a b—- cut his thing off, then fed it to his dog, then gouged the man’s eyes out, then fed him his own eyes, then wore his skin to an orgy, then got busy in the holes where his eyes used to be.”
Additionally, there was “Arya,” animated like the late-1990s MTV animated comedy “Daria.” Set in high school just like that Viacom series, when Arya was asked if she was going to the dance with “that faceless man,” she shoved a sword through the asker’s throat. And “The King of Queens Landing,” a take on relationship sitcoms like “The King of Queens,” featured Sam and Gilly, portrayed here by Kyle Mooney and Cecily Strong, respectively. She walked into their mess of a kitchen and asked if they had been attacked, to which he replied, “Even worse, I tried to make dinner.”
Crossovers were promised, including “Cersei and the City,” “No Ballers” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Melisandre,” and kids programming such as “Dire Guys,” an animated series about the baby wolves, and “Hodor’s House.” Basically, they were “going full ‘Star Wars’ on this.”
Watch “SNL’s” take on the “Game of Thrones” franchise below:
“Saturday Night Live” airs live coast-to-coast Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 pm PT on NBC.