"SNL" expertly spoofed that Jon Snow moment from last week's "Game of Thrones"
[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones Season 6, episode 2, “Home.”]
Is Game of Thrones epic? Yes. Is Game of Thrones noticeably slow through each plot twist and turn? The folks at Saturday Night Live seem to think so!
On Saturday night, the sketch comedy show poked fun at the beloved HBO drama for being just that, epic-ly slow.
“Well, Jon Snow is dead,” announced a bearded Bobby Moynihan.
“Yes, he is dead for good,” Taran Killam proclaimed.
“But he might be the heir to the throne,” Beck Bennett added.
“Oh well. Not anymore, because of how dead he is,” Killam confirmed.
The gag was continued with a Greek chorus, played by cast member Cecily Strong and the episode’s host, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson.
The skit, which goes on to address the attempts to resurrect Jon, perfectly captured the frustrations that all GoT watchers have been feeling. When Jon Snow was killed off at the end of Season 5, few seemed to really believe he was gone for good, even though the actors, producers and pretty much everyone associated with the show insisted Snow was really most sincerely dead. When the series returned for Season 6, we made it through almost full two episodes before learning Jon’s fate (he was resurrected during the last moments of the second episode of the season). It’s certainly felt like a slow, drawn out ordeal for viewers and SNL totally gets that.
As for what Jon Snow is going to do now that he’s back, we’ll have to wait and see (with probable emphasis on the wait part).