Nikolaj Coster-Waldau made an appearance over the weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” turning up at the end of a sketch that saw host Zach Galifianakis dressed in a dragon costume in a parody of the obsessive nature of the “Game of Thrones” fandom.
In the skit, “The Hangover Part III” star played one of three fans competing on “Game of Game of Thrones,” a quiz show with categories devoted to such topics as the Lannisters, the Night’s Watch and, also, geography — correct answers earned 10 silver stags.
Actual fans of the HBO series adapted from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga most likely would have had no trouble answering such questions as “Who killed Qhorin Halfhand behind the Wall?” The faux contestants certainly had no trouble either.
But when it came to real-world facts, like, say, identifying the capital of Wisconsin, Galifianakis’ Duncan ran into a little trouble.
Things seemed like they might turn around for Duncan when Jaime Lannister himself, Danish actor Coster-Waldau appeared onstage, but even that didn’t pan out so well — though it did give Galifianakis’ character the opportunity to have the ultimate overzealous fan meltdown.
“I have dreamed about meeting you for so long,” he said. “Look at that jaw…. I just want you to know, I would make a great best friend.”
Watch the clip and let us know in the comments what you think.
– Gina McIntyre
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