Game of Thrones takes up a mere 10 weeks of our lives every spring. If you’ve seen every episode and read all the books as I have, then you’re probably just as antsy to get on with season 6. That’s still several more weeks away, so in the meantime, here are some fan-made Game of Thrones parodies that should hold you over for a little while.
School of Thrones
Before “Muzzled the Musical,” there was “School of Thrones” by Will Save Productions. Imagine if all the popular, and not so popular, school kids were battling to become Prom King of Westros Valley High. Well, that’s pretty much it. The mini-series stars Ashly Burch a Dany Targaryen and was directed by none other than Critical Role‘s own Matthew Mercer.
The Real Housewives of Westeros
Imagine if all the posh ladies of Westeros had their own reality TV show in which they party hard, and gossip harder. Well it’s an actually thing in Dirty Cue’s “The Real Housewives of Westeros,” a spot-on parody of all those Real Housewives shows, right down to the promos and announcer. It has just as much wine and underhanded plotting as the original show. Which original? Um…both?
Game of Thrones – 16 Bit RPG
This re-imagining of the show by DoctorOctroc puts an NES Final Fantasy spin on season 1. The scenes play out like a classic RPG with dialogue choices, battles, and more. The art is so on point stylistically that it will make any gamer wish this was real. Plus, poignant humor will make any fan die laughing. Hey, in Westeros, that’s probably a thing. I only wish it was longer, and that I had a Quip skill. Thankfully, College Humor liked it so much that they produced a second one.
We’ve featured Not Literally Productions on Geek & Sundry before. The comedy group hit it big with their Game of Thrones parody music video “A Character I Used to Know.” Now they’ve evolved and created a web series in which “fans” send in their burning personal questions to be answered as only the Game of Thrones cast can. If you enjoy the series, they also have Ask Hogwarts and Ask the Doctor.
Keeping Up With the Lannisters
The first family of Westros takes on the first family of reality television in College Humor‘s “Keeping Up With the Lannisters.” It’s Joffery’s name day which means it’s time to throw an amazing party. Being rich and popular and beautiful is so haaaaaaaaard! Stick around for the foam sword version of the Iron Throne. It’s pretty epic in its own right.
Game of Thrones season 6 premieres April 24 on HBO. But this season, we’re all flying blind. Not only is the television show past the books, but HBO will not be sending the press advanced copies in fear of repeating last season’s leak debacle. There are so many questions to be answered, and we’re looking forward to every minute of it.
How do you plan to watch season 6? Share your ideas with us in the comments!
Featured image credit: Will Save Productions