Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television shows of all time, even according to the President of the United States. In an interview with GQ, the president admitted that he loves the show Game of Thrones, although he can’t remember any of the characters’ names.
In answer to who his favorite character is on Game of Thrones, President Obama said it was “the dwarf.”
“My favorite character is probably… the dwarf, what’s his name?”
Obama goes on.
“The problem with Game of Thrones, though, is that I don’t remember the names of any of the characters.”
But he does remember the characters and knows what’s happening in Game of Thrones when he watches it.
“I remember the characters, so when I watch it, I know exactly what’s going on. But if you read a review of the show afterwards and they’re mentioning such and such, the only one I remember is Jon Snow, because I can pronounce Jon Snow.”
Stephen Colbert had a good time poking fun at the president on Wednesday night. According to the Daily Beast, his response to Obama’s inability to remember his favorite character’s name on Game of Thrones was a monologue of epic proportions.
“What’s his name, Mr. President? His name is Tyrion Lannister of the House Lannister, youngest son of Lord Tywin Lannister. ‘What’s his name?’ One-time richest man in the Seven Kingdoms and Lord Paramount of the Westerlands. I thought you followed politics, sir! You’re telling us you don’t even remember Hodor’s name? Well, I guess that’s understandable, he only says it like 50 times per episode!”
Colbert went on to then make fun of the president’s name when referring to Obama’s reference to “Jon Snow” being the only name he could remember.
“Most damning of all… Nobody in all of Games of Thrones has a stranger name than Barack Obama.”
How true that is, Colbert. Perhaps the president can take a look at the Season 6 predictions and spoilers to get a better feel for Game of Thrones. There are a number of spoilers that have come to light for the upcoming season. The Season 6 poster gives away one key spoiler – Jon Snow is alive!
— OFIVE (@OFIVETV) November 24, 2015
According to Pop Goes the News, another spoiler, or at least a hint, has been dropped by actor Ian McShane, who divulges a little information about the character he is set to play in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
“I’ll give you one hint. I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”
The Christian Post reports that Kit Harington and Sophie Turner have been seen on the set of Winterfell filming a scene as the characters Jon Snow and Sansa. Whether McShane is bringing Snow back or whether he is bringing someone else back, such as The Hound, remains to be seen, but The Hound returning follows the plotline from George R.R. Martin’s books.
Game of Thrones Season 6 will premier in April 2016, and it seems a lot of people are excited by the news and the prospect of Jon Snow coming back. Entertainment Weekly reports that even the team over at The Walking Dead got in on the fun with a tweet about how much Game of Thrones is teasing their fans.
And you guys thought WE were torturing our fans… https://t.co/TJbjPHgVix
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) November 23, 2015
Of course, the Walking Dead team is comparing the situation with Jon Snow with the way they have been teasing their fans about the suspected death of Glenn.
Whatever will happen in Season 6 of Game of Thrones, fans will have to wait until April to find out. The wait will most certainly be worthwhile.
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