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Game of Thrones in the Style of Other Shows

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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.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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