Saturday, April 20, 2013

10 unintentionally hilarious Game of Thrones scenes

By Sati. Saturday, April 20, 2013 ,
While Game of Thrones is dark and full of terrors, there is also plenty of humor. Hilarious lines, witty characters and even some situational comedy. There are also many of unintentionally funny scenes, mostly involving Kit Harington attempts at acting and Daenerys shouting about her missing dragons back in season 2.

However next to the scenes that made a lot of people laugh there are those that greatly amuse me whenever I see them. Though some of those listed below may have been intended as funny, I laughed out loud at each of those:

10. Awkward!

This is the scene where Jorah essentially proclaims his love for Daenerys. While Glen and Clarke are doing great job, the way that scene plays out with Jorah saying this lovely thing out of the blue and Dany turning away from him, as if she was thinking 'oh, this is awkward' is comical. Also since Jorah is plain in the books Daenerys' actions were not that irritating when I was reading them. But in the show he is played by Glen who says what he says in THAT voice, so she just comes of as unreasonable. Just wait till you see who she chooses to be her sex toy. Maybe she is one of the mad Targaryens after all?
9. Every single thing Ned Stark does

If Robb Stark gets any dumber he is going to need a helmet. That said, what chance did he have with a father like that? Ned did a lot of stupid things but the one that takes the cake is telling Cersei he knows her secret because he doesn't want her kids to die. Gee, Ned, what about your kids? The most tragic thing here is that Ned was outsmarted by Cersei Lannister of all people. She is not fit to be a mother or the Queen and she is not even that good at manipulating others. And Ned was proven to be even dumber than her.
8. Slap a bitch
Scenes where Joffrey gets slapped are universal favorites and they are hilarious in their own right but the noise he makes whenever it happens and the look on his face are just priceless. Pretty much every Joffrey scene is funny, given how often he looks completely puzzled, trying to figure out if people are making fun of him.
7. Daenerys' people running away
Daenerys proclaims her people free and tells them that if they will stay they will be her blood. They see a woman who has just lost a baby, her husband, trusted dark magic and they see big ass pyre behind her. 80% gets up and runs the fuck away.
6. You rescued the moon of my life? Choose a horse!
I'm sure in Dothraki culture a horse is a great gift, but really, Drogo? The dude saves your wife and you tell him he can choose whatever horse he likes and you tell him this as if you were giving him a castle and land?
5. Whenever Sibil Kekilli tries to act
That chick is doing well but only when the writing is excellent. When it's to use an euphemism - not excellent - in a scene like the one in 3x02 where she is supposed to act jealous, it's as hilarious as it is embarrassing to witness.
4. Littlefinger's Batman voice
While I think Aidan Gillen is well cast here, he has started talking like Christian Bale does as Batman, starting in season 2 and in season 3 it is even more evident. I keep waiting for him to yell WHERE'S THE TRIGGER?!
3. "Theon Greyjoy..."
This is one of the most amazing scenes in the show. In his attempt to find out who is spying for Cersei, Tyrion summons Littlefinger, Pycelle and Varys. He tells them about his plans to wed Cersei's daughter to those who may be valuable allies. He gives each different name of the groom and when Cersei comes to see him, screaming about his plan, he will know which one talked. Varys's reactions are universally hilarious but when Tyrion tells him his plans to wed Marcella to Theon Greyjoy, Varys repeating "Theon Greyjoy" with the look in his eyes that screams both "Oh-oh the Imp went batshit" and "Each Hand of the King is dumber than the last" is incredibly amusing.
2. Varys and Littlefinger interacting
Oh God. Varys is hilarious to begin with but the looks he throws at Littlefinger and his reactions to the stuff he says are hilarious. Littlefinger has several of these moments too and the scenes where the two are talking in the throne room are just deliciously humorous and malicious.
1. Jaime is VERY amused
The whole scene where Catelyn is arguing with Karstark is a laugh riot. Jaime has escaped, killing Karstark's son in the process. When he is recaptured, Karstark wants to kill him while Catelyn reminds him that he can't, because he is his King's prisoner. Karstark tells her the King is away with the "foreign bitch", Catelyn shouts "HOW DARE YOU?!" and Brienne pulls out her sword yelling that threatening her lady is an act of treason. Jaime looks at all of this, greatly amused with his usual smug expression. But the best part comes when Karstark yells "How can it be treason to kill Lannisters?!" and the camera cuts to Jaime, frowning a little as if he was thinking "God, these people are crazy". Jaime's on-going indifference towards everything that is going on and the look on his face as if he was just deciding that everyone around him is a moron is usually very humorous.


20 comments:

  1. Lol, great post. My personal favorites have got to be the Varys/Littlefinger scenes and any time Joffrey gets slaps and whimpers a little. Good times, good times...

    Anyways super excited for this week's episode, I have a feeling a certain amazing scene involving the mother of dragons is in the cards for us

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    1. Thanks! I really hope someone slaps Joffrey in season 3, it's been too long! :P

      DRACARYS!!!! :)

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  2. I think its a little late for people to be slapping Joffrey around now, unfortunately. :(

    I wish they'd mix in a little more intentional humor now and then to the series. If there's one complaint I have about it its that at times its insufferably serious about itself. LOL

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    1. Well, we can still hope for Tywin slapping him. Nobody fucks with Tywin :P

      I actually think there is a lot of humor here. Comparing to other shows from hBO, especially Carnivale, GoT plays almost like comedy during certain episodes :)

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  3. You're REALLY adamant in trying to make me watch this show don't you girl?? :D He..he.. these all look like a hoot but this one made me laugh: "If Robb Stark gets any dumber he is going to need a helmet." Ahah, poor Sean Bean! Why did they make his character so daft??

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    1. Sean plays Ned Stark, who is very honorable unfortunately in this show honor = horrible things for the character and his family :)

      Robb is his son who is hot but just as dumb :P

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  4. Hey there's this cool show you need to check out. It's called "Game of Thrones"! :)

    No seriously I absolutely love your enthusiasm over the series. And get this, even though I don't watch it (no HBO), I love ready your tweets and comments. Such a fun reminder of how good entertainment can be such fun.

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    1. Thank you! :) The biggest compliment for the show is that it actually got me to read all five books. Twice :P

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  5. I know you just didn't diss Sibel Kekilli, a legitimately great German actress. See some of her filmography and recalibrate.

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    1. Take your condescension away from my site. I don't care if she has 10 Oscars, some of her "acting" efforts here are laughable.

      Shall I include many of her porn films when I "recalibrate"?

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    2. Your last sentence smashed the first one. Very judgemental and biased. Sorry :)

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    3. Yeah, apparently you are required to know entire filmoghraphy before saying someone sucks in one of their projects :P

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  6. Awesome post! Just awesome. Many things crack me up here, including this -- "The most tragic thing here is that Ned was outsmarted by Cersei Lannister of all people." True that. Cersei is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, though she thinks she is. Plus where I am, in Book #4, she is really on the crazy paranoia train. Holy. Shit. In a weird way, I'm actually finding it hilarious, a bright spot in a book I'm finding -- overall -- to be disappointingly tedious.

    In Ned's defense, people who are fundamentally decent -- even if they are bright -- tend to vastly underestimate human evil. All of us tend to see the world as *we* are, to some extent.

    Off to post this link to my Facebook page.

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    1. Thank you! I love her chapters in book 4, she is so hilarious. She thinks she knows everything and everyone should be scared of her just because she is a Lannister. Yes, book 4 is not great, I only liked Jaime and Cersei's chapters, overall what is going on in King's Landing is probably the most fascinating ever since that terrible awful happened to Starks in book 3.

      Oh, yes, but I wish Ned looked at the bigger picture. Him telling Cersei, who he knows have money and spies, that he knows and him sparing Robert the knowledge before his death ultimately doomed his family.

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    2. Fair enough ... he definitely should've looked at the bigger picture. Maybe instead of "Winter is Coming" the Stark slogan should be "Doesn't See the Forest for the Trees."

      I used to loathe Cersei's character, but now I almost find her pathetic and comical. Almost as pathetic as the knights in this book who are blatantly manipulated by women. Cersei has that Kettleblack guy completely in her thrall, using him in a totally transparent way -- and let's face it, she's not all that bright and definitely not subtle. And there's Arys Oakenheart (?) being played by Arianna, while all he can think about is the incredible aesthetic qualities of her breasts. Men of Westeros ... use your brains! It's your second favorite organ, located behind your eyeballs. Sheesh.

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    3. Haha :P I'm starting to think Arya was switched as a newborn, she is much too smart for that family :P

      I really admire the effort they put in the show to make Cersei more sympathetic, but I think once those creepy experiments start and she will send these poor girls to that freak who does God knows what to them she will become one of the most despised characters in the series. I'm so glad Jaime finally sees her what she is.

      I hope they will feature Arienne in the show. While her story is not material to the main conflict, she is a fun character. I think they will have some problems regarding book 4 and how to adapt it, since there is so much about Dorne and Greyjoys and TV audience already has trouble following everything.

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    4. Oh my. I haven't gotten to the creepy experiments yet. Holy. Shit. Well, at the point where I am in Feast of Crows, Cersei has definitely boarded the crazy train. Maybe Jaime should take a leaf from Tyrion's book and ... oh never mind. :-)

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    5. They don't really say what is happening in the books, but I'm sure HBO will get very creative once the time comes for Qyburn to become Cersei's new best buddy in the show.

      I'd love for the show to feature one of her paranoid dreams where Tyrion is hiding underneath the bed, that would be hilarious :P

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  7. Hah, I never thought about Littlefinger doing the Batman voice... that's great! Now that's all I am going to be thinking of when I see him from now on. :D

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    1. I think he started talking like that when he gave Cat Ned's bones. Perhaps he thought it was sexy, who knows. It has gotten much worse this season :)

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