If you ever wanted to see Jon Snow jamming to the Troggs, “Game of Thrones: The Musical” will not disappoint.
Members of the sprawling “Game of Thrones” cast showed off their vocal chops in a comedic collaboration with the band Coldplay. The Chris Martin/George R. R. Martin mash-up sketch was part of the inaugural U.S. version of the U.K.’s live fundraising telethon Red Nose Day.
The video (watch it above), kicks off with an abbreviated version of the fantasy show’s elaborate title music before offering Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s lyrics for the theme song.
“There are Starks and there are Lannisters and Kardashians –”
“Targaryens,” drummer Will Champion corrects.
The sketch also features Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on “Thrones”) crooning “Man for All Seasons,” a song about his character’s relative longevity; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) channeling his inner Bryan Adams as he sings a piano-driven ballad dedicated to his sister and lover Cersei; and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) letting loose in an altered version of the Troggs’ “Wild Thing” — “Wildling! You make my heart sing. You pull your bowstring and shoot me.”
The cast also gathers around Martin’s piano for an ensemble number about the show’s notorious Red Wedding.
“If you’re here for the wedding of Robbie Stark, keep the car running, there’s no need to park. He’s not going to make it through the night,” they sing. “Red wedding, red wedding, lots of stabbing and a bit of beheading, the rains of Castamere are here to stay.”
And Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) grooves to “Rastafarian Targaryen,” a reggae tune in which the actress sings, “Got so many names, I’m Queen of the Andals, Queen of da Meereen, yeah, you can kiss me sandals.”
Watch the full 12-minute sketch, as well as Clarke’s reggae performance, in the videos above.
— Noelene Clark and Dave Lewis | @LATHeroComplex