It's safe to say that there has never been a show like Game of Thrones on television before. But what if it was edited to look more like your favorite classic sitcoms or a show about nothing? As the hit HBO series barrels toward its conclusion, let's take a look at how Game of Thrones would be different if it had been created in another decade and by different people.
As a 1995 HBO relic
Borrowing its tone from Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys , this faux opening splices together clips to create a cheesy, yet epic, introduction. Queen’s “I Want It All” gives it that certain Stark quality.
As Seinfeld slapstick
Add in a laugh track, Seinfeld ’s signature scene transition tune, and a bit of unintentional comedic moments from Game of Thrones , and you’ve got a network-ready sitcom.
As a Friends opener
Recast Phoebe, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, and Joey with Dany, Jon Snow, Cersei, Arya, Tyrion, Joffrey, and the rest of the gang and it’s Friends . OK, maybe not exactly, since most of these people hate or don’t trust one another. But it would still make for good comedy if the writers altered the scripts just a tad.
Updated for 2019.