After only recently sending up “House of Cards,” “Sesame Street” turns its attention to another decidedly adult drama, HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” And it even slips in a beheading joke, at poor Ned’s expense.
Titled “Game of Chairs,” the parody finds Ned Stark enlists the help of (ahem) Grover Bluejoy for a game of musical chairs to determine who will be the next ruler of Jesteros: Cersei Lannister, Robb Stark, Daenerys Targaryen (the “Mommy of Dragons”), or Joffrey Baratheon. Hey, no one said this followed canon!
With Grover’s help, or perhaps hindrance, the game gets under way, with the four vying for one of three Iron Thrones (forged from baseball bats, ping-pong paddles and golf clubs). There are also cameos by Muppet versions of Tyrion Lannister and Melisandre, and more sly allusions to “Game of Thrones” plot details.
The actual “Game of Thrones” returns for its fifth season April 12 on HBO.
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