To celebrate last night’s season three premiere of Game of Thrones, we’re going to take a look at how the show would be different if created in another decade and by different people. Joffrey probably wouldn’t find this too funny (and Dany would be too busy looking for her dragons), but Tyrion would probably chuckle a bit.
As a ’95 HBO relic
Borrowing the 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.
As a Simpsons parody
In classic Simpsons style, the show’s creators give their take on Homer’s stomping grounds with the use of Game of Thrones’ unique opening sequence style. From Springfield Gorge to Burns Landing, the lampoon simply reimagines the animated land as a vast territory and ends taking viewers straight to The Couch. Watch out for White Walkers, Marge.