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  • Okay, at first I thought it was gonna be a load of shite, but it was actually pretty funny!

  • This clip was great.

    The Jimmy Fallon spoof was really, really not funny. He doesn’t seem to understand what people like about the show (or maybe I don’t get his humor).

  • matt v.,

    Thank you for sharing! I always felt he was nothing like his character so it nice to see its true.

    Loved the last question. It really shows what an amazing actor he is.

  • matt v.,

    Thanks for posting that.

    So, Joffrey is a product of his environment. A want of nurture, if you will. Hmm. Interesting. He’s not The Stranger incarnate? Yeah, I buy that. I really do. Evidence? The Lannisters would have known better. If Joffrey was born evil, when Ned’s fate hung in the balance, if they knew then what they know now about Joffrey, they would have taken steps. Tywin and Cersei didn’t want Ned dead. They thought Joff would play along and send Ned to the wall. If Joff tortured small animals since the age of three they would have thought again. Very interesting. If Joff was born evil, Ned may still be alive. I love this story.

  • Anne,

    I made a point of watching that last night, but I think “Beer of Thrones” was funnier in a slapstick sort of way!

  • Grijnwaald:
    Okay, at first I thought it was gonna be a load of shite, but it was actually pretty funny!

    Forget this one and have a look at Jimmy Fallon’s ” Game of Desks” parody.
    See links above……

  • Mike Chair:
    matt v.,

    Thanks for posting that.

    So, Joffrey is a product of his environment.A want of nurture, if you will.Hmm.Interesting.He’s not The Stranger incarnate?Yeah, I buy that.I really do.Evidence?The Lannisters would have known better.If Joffrey was born evil, when Ned’s fate hung in the balance, if they knew then what they know now about Joffrey, they would have taken steps.Tywin and Cersei didn’t want Ned dead.They thought Joff would play along and send Ned to the wall.If Joff tortured small animals since the age of three they would have thought again.Very interesting.If Joff was born evil, Ned may still be alive.I love this story.

    Gleeson is a refreshingly intelligent young man, with notable points made in
    this interview, but I do not agree with his perspective on Joffrey’s rearing. As
    often as book Lannisters realized his sociopathic tendencies, and made small
    attempts to quell them, Joffrey proved difficult to control. As a child he tortured
    pets. King Robert recognized what was undoubtedly troublesome about him
    and kept him at a distance ( not just because he suspected Cersei of infidelity ).
    Tywin attempted to cull him , and solely blamed Cersei on Joffrey’s peculiar
    nature. I believe Tyrion was the only person whom recognized Joffrey as evil.

    As for Gleeson’s statements about important leaders and great men of our time,
    with what could be perceived as self important/ delusional mentality, he is
    right on target. Take a look at Jon Ronson’s ” The Psychopath Test: A Journey
    Through the Madness in Industry “. Therein an interesting % of CEO’s and
    important leaders make the grade or pass the test. Forbes mag has a great
    article on this too.

  • The Jimmy Fallon piece was brilliant, and sets up the stage for his successor.
    Love the reference to ” swords , and peacock “

  • WildSeed,

    Joffrey didn’t really torture pets. He was just too young to understand that cutting a cat open will kill them. He just wanted to see the kittens you guys!

  • I must admit, the “Beer Of Thrones” parody does highlight just how batsh** insane the world of Westeros must seem to the uninitiated.

    I am still slightly amazed (and very, very pleased) at the widespread mainstream appeal the show has had.

  • Eric G,

    Ugh, why link the Huffington Post with an embedded Hulu (and region-locked) video instead of just linking the youtube channel directly? :P

  • Any idea why Sam appeared in the episode 8 recap? Does that mean he’ll be in episode 10? Coldhands??? How are they going to have time for that?

  • Richard,

    Amusing where she realizes the hourlong broadcast went by in a flash…….
    that couldn’t be true……right ? That’s a bunch of Hodor (:

  • Jentario:
    Any idea why Sam appeared in the episode 8 recap? Does that mean he’ll be in episode 10? Coldhands??? How are they going to have time for that?

    In one of the Season 3 trailers you can see Sam emerging before Bran, Hodor, Meera, and Jojen, in what presumably is their stay at the wall. I’m not sure if we’ll see Coldhands this season, as the “explanation” for Sam’s appearance may be a cliffhanger for Season 4, but it seems like we will be getting Sam south of the wall at the end of this season.

  • Ellie Kendrick who plays Meera did an interview on Thronecast, you can find it on YouTube, where she confirmed that she had a scene with Hannah Murray who plays Gilly. So the scene with Sam & Bran and their retinue will definitely be in episode 10.

  • Anybody has any idea why they cut the storm crows from the story? Does that mean Brown Benn Plumm will be cut as well? Or they’re going to inteoduce him in a future season?

  • Anybody has any idea why they cut the storm crows from the story? Does that mean Brown Benn Plumm will be cut as well? Or they’re going to introduce him in a future season?

  • MRR: In one of the Season 3 trailers you can see Sam emerging before Bran, Hodor, Meera, and Jojen, in what presumably is their stay at the wall. I’m not sure if we’ll see Coldhands this season, as the “explanation” for Sam’s appearance may be a cliffhanger for Season 4, but it seems like we will be getting Sam south of the wall at the end of this season.

    It makes no sense that Sam will appear in episode 9, though.

  • Josla:
    Anybody has any idea why they cut the storm crows from the story? Does that mean Brown Benn Plumm will be cut as well? Or they’re going to introduce him in a future season?

    Nobody knows but D&D, but next season is going to need a lot of help on the Dany front and Brown Ben Plum can help that.

  • Josla:
    Anybody has any idea why they cut the storm crows from the story? Does that mean Brown Benn Plumm will be cut as well? Or they’re going to introduce him in a future season?

    I think it was just a case of wanting to cut down on the number of mercenary bands in the show. Besides, Brown Ben Plumm isn’t a member of the Stormcrows, he’s a member of the Second Sons, the one sellsword group they’ve already established in show canon. My guess is they will introduce him as a commander under Daario, who will then take a portion or all of the Second Sons over to the side of Yunkai during the siege of Meereen.

  • Winter Is Coming,

    Winter Is Coming: I think it was just a case of wanting to cut down on the number of mercenary bands in the show. Besides, Brown Ben Plumm isn’t a member of the Stormcrows, he’s a member of the Second Sons, the one sellsword group they’ve already established in show canon. My guess is they will introduce him as a commander under Daario, who will then take a portion or all of the Second Sons over to the side of Yunkai during the siege of Meereen.

    Oh… thanks. I recall him been from the sec sons while daario from storm crows so they might just switch places?. But since they ommited the other sellsword company I thought tgey just might introduce it later and Brown B Plum to be its captain. I mean, he’ll be important in Tyrion and Jorah’s storyline later, that’s what made feel a bit worried.

  • evilsponge:
    FWI I always skip the first couple comments because I know it’ll be no content spam

    Meanwhile, you post a comment with no content that complains about posts having no content… Good work.

  • Mike Chair: I don’t recall that. Cite?

    In ASOIAF, Joffrey primarily limited his sadistic rages to small animals near the
    KL keep, i.e. rabbits, cats , etc. ( And widely known to have Eddard Stark beheaded).
    However, GoT Joffrey demonstrated sadomasochistic tendencies, direct murder
    of Roz ( S3 ), and enjoyed holding tourneys to the death ( S2), as well as stories
    of animal cruelty ( namely cats ( S1). Supposedly Arya befriends one that got away
    with only damage to her tail. Game of Thrones really magnified his villainy onscreen,
    somewhat beyond our memory of his deeds, but GRRM did a great job with readers
    perception of him. Check Westeros/Wiki for exact references.

    His grandfather Tywin and uncle Tyrion acknowledged Joffrey’s neuroses and held
    Cersei responsible, while in truth she only exacerbated his sociopathic tendencies.
    Once he became king he was incorrigible ( but you know this already *>* ).

  • As a kid he disemboweled a cat because he heard it had babies in it.. Robert belted him and Cersei told Robert she would kill if he touched Joffrey again

    Mike Chair: I don’t recall that. Cite?