The Simpsons spoof Thrones opening credits
By Winter Is Coming on in Humor.

Last night’s episode of The Simpsons had a Game of Thrones-inspired opening sequence, complete with Ramin Djawadi’s rousing theme. Check it out!

Winter Is Coming: The three-eyed crow reference is perfect.


47 Comments

  1. Guybrush Threepwood
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Saw this today and nearly fell over. Awesome.

    The Simpsons is a measure of making it in mainstream America.

  2. G_Lee
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Brilliant! Simply brilliant!

  3. Udi
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Third! (first time :)
    And what could be better than AGOT in the Simpsons?!
    Except S2 ofc…

  4. Hollyoak
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Hilarious. Burns Landing.

    Are the Simpsons still running new episodes? I thought the series ended a few years ago.

    In other news, an e-mail from Amazon said that I should be getting my GoT Blu-Ray today!

    This would mean that I’m getting it a day ahead of its release date.

    Is this something Amazon does to make sure an order arrives in time, even if they break an embargo?

  5. Dee
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Commented on this in the Grey Wind thread, but I’ll say it again:

    Love it! Brilliant!
    Best bits are Grandpa’s face in the weirwood tree, and the 3 eyed crows. made me lol

  6. Adam Wing
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I saw the episode last night. I was so excited when I saw it, I could hardly contain myself.

  7. Adam Wing
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Adam Wing,

    Coincedince that it’s the last Simpsons before GoT DVD release? They must be pretty big fans.

  8. jess
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    SO EPIC!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

  9. DawnWielder
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    pretty awesome indeed to see it spreading so mainstream

  10. Strong Belwas
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I just love the image of Smithers as a wizard. Strangely appropriate.

  11. LyingOnaBedofWeeds
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I was dreading this as I thought it would be as terrible as all Simpsons post Season 10, but it wasn’t all bad.

  12. HousLark
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    If you check the opening credits for any recent Simpsons (i.e. from the last couple of years) you’ll see a three-eyed crow fly across the screen. For example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1iplQQJTo

    You might need to hit pause when the bird flies across the screen to see clearly.

  13. Mario Mjoed
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    holy crap, i think this is a huge bump for GoT (just look at the official intro video from youtube…), and its awesome!

  14. The Rabbit
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Best thing ever!

  15. Wolf of Dorne
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    It’s been years since the last time I saw a new episode (the last ones I got to see were so lame I stopped watching the series), but this intro is really well-made.

  16. Matt N
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    I think this is the first time I’ve laughed at The Simpsons in nearly 10 years! Brilliant!

  17. Zelniq
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Smithers puts on his robe and wizard hat..

  18. Aziraphale
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Ahhh…THAT. WAS. AWESOME!

    Think Smithers “always wanted to be a wizard”? :)

    Loved Grandpa as the Heart Tree!

  19. Restore The Day
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Wow those guys are obviously pretty big fans, they got all the little things right. Great stuff. Was the episode related at all to the credits or just a regular one?

  20. Ninepenny
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Best. Simpsons. Ever.

  21. Julian Budke
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak:
    In other news, an e-mail from Amazon said that I should be getting my GoT Blu-Ray This would mean that I’m getting it a day ahead of its release date.
    Is this something Amazon does to make sure an order arrives in time, even if they break an embargo?

    I got my Copy of AdwD weeks early from Amazon.de… but most of the time they ship it just a little bit early so you can get it on the Release date.

    Amazon.co.uk mailed me yesterday that they shipped my BD Set… And it looks like its going to arrive on Tuesday… I can live with that. :)

  22. loco73
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!!! Well folks we’ve arrived…you know we’ve done something right, when “The Simpsons” use GoT in its openning sequence! Now on to “South Park” and “Family Guy”…Stewie should be Tyrion…and Cartman should be Ros!

  23. Lina
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha, I saw this last night and loved it. I grew up watching the Simpsons and I’m sad to say I think it’s really dried up the last five or so years. But the couch sequences are still great, and I’m glad they’re current in pop culture. Burn’s Landing, with Smithers as a wizard! Great! :)

  24. Robbet
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    OMG!! Simpsons taking the best show to make an intro. Epic! Simply, EPIC! And it also means, as many said, that Game of Thrones is in the right trail. Many things have proven it, keep up the excellent work HBO!!! :)

  25. raegenhere
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    loco73:
    Awesome!!!Well folks we’ve arrived…you know we’ve done something right, when “The Simpsons” use GoT in its openning sequence!

    You are right, this will look great in my CV ;-)

    related: http://youtu.be/xN1WN0YMWZU

  26. Wastrel
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    To be honest, I thought it was mostly quite tired and forced, though interesting visually. And the wizard bit was somewhat WTF. The three-eyed crows, however, were genius, subtly merging the mythologies of the two shows in a way that would have been mildly amusing to all, but only really understandable to fans of both.

  27. Andrija
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    You know what this means??? Folks, we are officially MAINSTREAM! :)))))))))

  28. Matt
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Freaking hilarious, didn’t see this coming at all.

  29. Ria
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    The DVD was released today (5th) in the UK! Don’t know why the US are a day behind… But mine should arrive tomorrow, yay!

  30. KG
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    :D Cleverly done and most unexpected!

  31. HMZ
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    But… I liked GoT before it was mainstream. ;)

  32. Ryan E
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    That is simply amazing!

    My favorite touch: Grandpa Simpson’s face on the Weirwood Tree!

  33. Lex
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    This is, what, the 3rd time Simpsons has made a GOT reference? Even I’m a bit surprised by this. There must be some huge GOT fans on the writing staff.

  34. Thiago Slash
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    “The three-eyed crow reference is perfect.”

    qft.

  35. littlejanet
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    So, all through watching season 1, I thought that somewhere there really was a scale model of Westeros made out of posterboard and styrofoam and other quality ‘art materials’, with all sorts of awesome metal gears and hidden moving parts. I remember thinking that it was probably about 30 feet long, from Thenn to Dorne. I thought it was a premier example of old-fashioned hand craftsmanship being honored within the realm of digital media.

    Then I saw an interview with one of the guys who created the fully digital opening sequence. Yes, it’s still awesome even if it only exists in a computer somewhere….

    After seeing the feature about Renly’s armor, I can’t really complain about any lack of hand craftsmanship either.

    Knowing that they can make CGI things that can completely fool us is pretty exciting from a technology point of view, but sometimes you can’t help feeling a little stupid when they really manage to trick you.

  36. Judy Bouma
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I love the entire thing. I can’t pick between the flock of three-eyed crows, Homer rising in armor in his hammock, or Grandpa Simpson as the face in the weirwood as my favorite part. Even the ‘heraldic’ animals in the strips near the beginning are terrific. LOLed and woke the cat.

  37. Janine JK.S ϟ
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    The Couch – hahaahahhahaha

  38. Louisa
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Janine JK.S ϟ:
    The Couch – hahaahahhahaha

    It took me a while to realize that it was probably a nod to the Wall. /facepalm

  39. Rukie44
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I swear they’ve dressed Marge, Lisa and Maggie in Catelyn, Sansa and Arya’s clothes, respectively. So… does that make Bart Bran? Or Robb?

  40. WildSeed
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Judy Bouma,

    Priceless ! I reviewed it again to pick up Grandpa’s face in the Weirwood as you noted in your post. Did you notice Maggie and her sister dressed as Arya and Sansa ? LMAO !!

  41. freyar_88
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Aah I love this so much! Grampa Weirwood…that’s brilliant!
    I love the Simpsons :)

  42. Louisa
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    WildSeed:
    Judy Bouma,

    Priceless ! I reviewed it again to pick up Grandpa’s face in the Weirwood as you noted in your post. Did you notice Maggie and her sister dressed as Arya and Sansa ? LMAO !!

    How do you see it? I just see them wearing pseudo-medieval clothing. =/

  43. Mormegil
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Lex: This is, what, the 3rd time Simpsons has made a GOT reference? Even I’m a bit surprised by this. There must be some huge GOT fans on the writing staff.

    What was the third one?

    The Intro obviously and the one where they show a snapshot of the throne room (with five Iron Thrones) are two.

    Do you just mean the three eyed crow they had previously?

  44. The Kingslayer
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    That was great.

  45. Winterfell Burning
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Burns Landing LMAO!

  46. G C
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    This made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. nlpnt
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    If only GoT could return the favor and parody the Simpsons’ opening. I can just see Bran writing “I will not warg into the classroom gerbil” on the blackboard now!

    Heck, why not? On their budget they could probably go to Portland, OR and film in the locations Matt Groening had in mind when he invented Springfield.


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