GoT Laughs: School of Thrones
By Hear Me Roar on in Humor.

A new fan web series called School of Thrones launched its first episode just a few hours ago (you might have heard of it already if you follow our Tumblr account and tweets).

Some of the people behind it were involved with other successful (web) projects such as A Very Potter MusicalThe Lizzie Benner Diaries, and Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’.

Hear Me Roar: I liked this first instalment. Some good laughs, it definitely has potential … I’d say it’s a must for all GoT fans – who as the target audience will of course appreciate the jokes and references most. New episodes every Sunday at noon PST, follow their YouTube account to keep updated.


73 Comments

  1. Yago
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Not first.

  2. Alfador
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Yago,

    OK if you’re not first then I am!

  3. WildSeed
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Couldn’t get the sound to work on this….. ah…. teen play.
    Still, nice to know there are fans everywhere :D

  4. João Amaral
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    where is the incest and the child murder

  5. Arkash
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    The peach… hehehehe…

  6. Joshua Taylor
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Ah…no. Nice effort though kids. Which reminds me I have to catch up on The Guild.

  7. ATG
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    That was fun! Definitely has potential.

  8. Felt Pelt
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    It’s cool to see Ash from Hey Ash Watcha Playing, a web series I think I learned about through a posting on here.

  9. John-Michael
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    “GREYJOYS” lmfao.

  10. Mursk
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Jaime – the college guy who hangs around high school kids trying to relive his former glory.
    Brienne – on the varsity team in four sports.
    Varys – Guidance Counselor
    Grenn, Pyp, and Dolorous Edd – full schedule of shop classes.
    Jorah – Crushes hard on the new girl but can’t get out of the friend zone.
    Arya – a freshman who outwits seniors.

  11. Nayrael
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    lol at Starks being hipsters XD

  12. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute!!!
    Plus this Sansa’s as hot as the real one!

    I want Jaime! Please let Jaime be awesome and not a complete wanker.

  13. Abyss
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    “We are Starks. Our way is the vintage way.” LOL!

  14. Adam Lannister
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I guess I must be the only person to find this awkward and badly done.

  15. sunspear
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    João Amaral:
    where is the incest and the child murder

    I don’t know about child murder, but didn’t you see Jon and Dany at the end?

  16. Visenya
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Stannis should have been a math teacher. I can just see him failing his students for a single addition error or something. But he’s already in this so I say:

    Alliser Thorne – jerk algebra teacher who terrorizes all the kids in his class.
    Robert – alcoholic parent longing for his days on the HS football team.
    Robin Arryn – kid with inhaler, crushing on Sansa.
    Ygritte – the school’s environmental activist/resident hippie.
    Mormonts – girls’ hockey team.

    I could go all day.

  17. Lazlo Woodbine
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t laugh, but it showed some promise. I’m sure it’ll get better once things have settled in.

  18. stevelabny
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I watched the first minute of this and said “this has potential” then i was looking into it because I recognized Ash from Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? (which is mostly meh but has had a few funny moments) and then I saw the guy who played Ron in A Very Potter Musical (which is totally awesome – see what i did thar?) is playing Theon? SOLD.

    The into is amazing and the rest of the episode was quite good and I’m officially in for the long haul.

  19. Shock Me Sane
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    It was worth watching for the poster that said “Loras for prom queen” alone. I lol’d pretty hard at that. And fyi I ship Renly/Loras pretty hard but it was still funny.

  20. Ours is the Fury
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s clearly meant to be fun and goofy, not some serious work. I laughed at Hipster!Stark and the Greyjoy swim team.

  21. Kaeth
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    I watched two mins of it and wanted to peel my eyes out. Just yet another reason for me to be worried for humanity. But then again I think twit, er is for the bottom half. Guess I grew up in a time where I did’nt need to know what every smuck thought about something. Because most of them are just that smucks. Myself included.

  22. Tomás
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    As a guy who lives in south amercia this was S**T.

  23. Isabelle
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Hey, anything Thrones-related floats my boat! This will tide us over nicely while we wait for March 31st, though I wouldn’t say no to a photo shoot or a trailer or three. :-)

    Ours is the Fury:
    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s clearly meant to be fun and goofy, not some serious work. I laughed at Hipster!Stark and the Greyjoy swim team.

    Kaeth:
    I watched two mins of it and wanted to peel my eyes out. Just yet another reason for me to be worried for humanity. But then again I think twit, er is for the bottom half. Guess I grew up in a time where I did’nt need to know what every smuck thought about something. Because most of them are just that smucks. Myself included.

    These two “reviews” were hilarious to read back-to-back!

  24. MRR
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    I always have mixed feelings about things like this. Inevitably, some of the jokes will be funny, but other things will make you cringe with how tacky they are.

    I did think their title sequence animation was amazing, though.

  25. Diana
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Sometimes it makes me sad how so many people are completely incapable of letting go of their cynicism and enjoying something just for the silliness of it. Then I remember I am on the internet and I stop caring.

    Point being, I enjoyed it. The books/show have fans passionate enough about it to spoof it. At no small effort of their own. It’s a fun an light interpretation of a fairly dark story. What’s to hate?

  26. Anguissette1979
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Visenya:
    Alliser Thorne – jerk algebra teacher who terrorizes all the kids in his class.

    No, no, no… Thorne has to be the asshole gym teacher! :-P

  27. David
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    MRR,

    Take it from me, jokes aren’t inevitably funny.

  28. Pointy End
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    “Favourite colour of vines other than green: REDVINES”

  29. Luana
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    Quite frankly, I expected this to be annoyingly silly, but it turned out to be a clever parody of the HBO show and really entertaining to boot. Jon & Dany looking longingly into each other’s eyes; Jon, Dany, and Tyrion in a scene together right from the get-go; the peach; the deliberately bad wigs. Clearly made for fans, by fans. Hope it continues to be this much fun!

  30. feyrband
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    well ash is in it, so i’ll be tuning in.

  31. HelloJello
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Not funny or cute. I hope they don’t make anymore because this gave me so much second hand embarrassment. I was cringing all the way. sorry.

  32. MRR
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    David,

    Please don’t put words in my mouth. Typically when there’s this much effort put into a production of this sort at least some of their ideas will be good. Usually not all of those ideas will be good, but almost always a few of them will be. Honestly I found most of this one pretty bland, aside from the great job they did on the opening credits. I thought the idea of taking “the old way” and reinterpreting that as “vintage” was fairly clever – credit where credit is due – but the rest of it seemed to focus too much on just setting up tropes than on actually being funny — and nobody watches something like this for the drama.

  33. Valdred Dethstorm
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    HelloJello:
    Not funny or cute. I hope they don’t make anymore because this gave me so much second hand embarrassment. I was cringing all the way. sorry.

    Yeah, I have to agree with you.
    Everyone has different tastes but…this was bad. Like…real bad.

  34. Scott Glennon
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Fast Times at Westeros Valley High! …Let’s see where this goes..

  35. sannael
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    Funny enough, especially the Greyjoys and “Prom is coming!”

  36. Darren Mason
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    Mursk:
    Jaime – the college guy who hangs around high school kids trying to relive his former glory.
    Brienne – on the varsity team in four sports.
    Varys – Guidance Counselor
    Grenn, Pyp, and Dolorous Edd – full schedule of shop classes.
    Jorah – Crushes hard on the new girl but can’t get out of the friend zone.
    Arya – a freshman who outwits seniors.

    Ya know, at first I wasn’t sure about it because there were a few awkward moments. Then I saw this list and now I can really see the potential for this to be pretty damn entertaining show.

  37. Hounded
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Thrones characters with american accents… so wrong

  38. zambi76
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Was pretty sure I wouldn’t like this (US high school stuff not relevant to my interests and all) but actually did like it. Lol at the Greyjoy swim team and Renly/Loras cosplaying Kirk/Spok on their prom poster.

  39. Gorrean
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    Is bad acting a requisite for parodies? Don’t think so.
    Let’s see where this goes; there’s quite some room for improvement and creative ideas, but so far, I’m not impressed.

  40. kurozukin
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Did not expect to love this, but I did. It was silly in a well-done way.
    And is it me, or is this version of Renly a lot closer to the books than the TV show version? (Not a slight against Gethin Anthony’s performance, just an observation. :) )

  41. AngelosL
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    This kind of stuff only appeals to Americans.

  42. Eleanor
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Ain’t no guilty pleasure like the American high school AU guilty pleasure!
    Will watch this when I get home.

  43. Eos
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    While I do wish these kids used their creativity for something a little more original, I must admit I liked “Our way is the vintage way” and Stannis and Melisandre handing out leaflets. I’m not a big fan of parodies in the first place – and especially not of modern-parody-retellings taking place in american high schools.

    But that said, I’ll probably watch the second installment as well out of curiosity (and to see how they treat Arya).

  44. Bashful82
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    These things can work really well – just look at “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” which has been an awesome adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice”. Also, very addictive and am quite sad there are only about six episodes left.

    Whilst this one is not perfect, it does have strong potential and once they settle in, I can see it becoming good. Westeros in a High School? Awesome.

  45. The Winter Rose
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    LOL that was great! I’m usually not that big into parodies, but that was nice silly fun.
    And the Starks as hipsters was pretty hilarious.
    I wonder if Arya, Jaime and Cersei will show up.

  46. zod
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I’m not into parodies either, but I liked it. :)

  47. zambi76
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Oh, now I see my babys are not actually cosplaying Kirk/Spok, it just looked like it, because Loras’s grey sweater vest looks kinda blue on the poster and I mistook their stag-pins for communicators (I’m such a dork).

    On the plus side Loras is totally riding a rainbow-colored bike with a flower design bike-basket in front.

    <3

  48. Siobhán Mooney
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I thought it was quite amusing! Thanks for sharing.

  49. Visenya
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Anguissette1979,

    OMG yes how did I not see this.

    Also the Night’s Watch would be the goth kids.

  50. Hear Me Roar
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Guys, cool it off, be civil. This is all going somewhere very wrong. We’ll be forced to remove offensive posts (and those responding to the said posts will be collateral damage as well, to keep the conversation clean, sorry).

  51. Jen
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I didn’t think it was THAT bad, I was expecting way worse. It had a few moments that were amusing enough (considering my current obsession and withdrawal from GOT!) I think its saving grace was that it is really short, so whether it’s good/bad/ok, it’s not a huge time investment.

  52. Maester Murks
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I think it was hilarious. (And for the record, I’m european)
    Renly was great! The PEACH!

  53. humanbeing
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Sorry for my post…I’m very thin-skinned when it comes to certain things. It’s so very off-topic anyway. I thought this was well done for an amateur production, cute and silly, and more knowledgeable about the source material than many other parodies (like the aforementioned peach, which only exists in the books). Plus, I’m a fan of the Starkid Potter musicals, so it was cool to see Joey Richter in there. Anyway, I think the show has potential and I’m curious to see where it goes from here.

  54. Ashley Manwoody
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    sweet, finally the oppression against fanfiction has melted, long live the Highschool AU’s!

  55. Isabelle
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    zod:
    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/socorporatesuit/10517497/12992/12992_600.jpg

    Oh my. I can’t wait to meet these two! Varys looks like such a mobster, and Baelish like the politician in his pocket!

    Thanks for posting this!

  56. Juego de tronos
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    He is funny!

  57. cabbo
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t think there was much of a crossover between GoT and Glee fans. This news saddens me.

    (EDIT)

    After watching more than the first 30 seconds (which isn’t easy) it does get a bit better. Like GoT meets mediocre episodes of community. Which ultimately brings it to an above-meh rating in my book.

  58. house baelish
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Eh. It wasn’t terrible, and I got a couple mild chuckles, but on the whole, I didn’t find it that funny. But, hey, other people seemed to like it, so I guess it’s just a matter of taste.

  59. shar
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I thought it was fun, silly and took it for that. I love that so many people are fans of GOT! How about the Halrlem Shake, GOT stlye. I am now going to admire my calendar, Hottie of the month is Robb Stark. ; )

  60. Jay
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    What about the Tyrells? You already have one of them in there, so why not put Margaery and Garlan in there too?

  61. ender985
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Best moment: Stannis and Mel handing leaflets with the “have you heard of the Lord of Light?”

    Very nicely produced, looking forward to seeing Arya – the anti-hipster maybe?

    PS: And I’m not american xD

  62. Phil
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    I thought it was good! Cannot wait for the rest!

    I’d like to see the haters do better ;b

  63. KG
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Adam Lannister,

    No, no you aren’t.

  64. sukeyna
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    Diana:
    Sometimes it makes me sad how so many people are completely incapable of letting go of their cynicism and enjoying something just for the silliness of it.Then I remember I am on the internet and I stop caring.

    Point being, I enjoyed it.The books/show have fans passionate enough about it to spoof it.At no small effort of their own.It’s a fun an light interpretation of a fairly dark story.What’s to hate?

    I totally agree. It’s all in fun, and it helps to bring new viewers to the show, which is a very good thing! HBO ain’t mad at them.

  65. zambi76
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    sukeyna: it helps to bring new viewers to the show

    No kidding. Didn’t even think about this, but tumblr is now full of people going “Hahaha fun, guess I need to watch/read Game of Thrones now.” Funny how this works these days.

    /old pre-internet raised lady

  66. Negan's Iron
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    AngelosL,

    Pompous much?

  67. Carlos
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!, keep it coming, thanks!

  68. KG
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    They looked more water polo-ish to me.

  69. Fay
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    How is this NOT fanfiction? GRRM is quite vocal about his opposition to fanfic, but why is this different?

  70. Isa Frostborn
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    @Fay: Parody.

    I don’t know… it’s a cute idea, but I found it painfully unfunny. :( To each their own, I guess. Not my cup of tea.

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