Peter Dinklage's 'SNL' Monologue Talks Game Of Thrones & He Doesn't Know If Jon Snow Is Dead, Either — VIDEO
When Peter Dinklage hosted Saturday Night Live on April 2, everyone was looking for a Game of Thrones scoop. (Well, almost everyone. "If you don't know who I am, congratulations, you are not a nerd," Dinklage said to everyone else in his monologue opening.) The Game of Thrones return was still a couple weeks away, on April 17, so any little crumbs of info were greatly appreciated. And, on some level, fans got what they wanted: The entire monologue was basically about Game of Thrones. But, sadly, Dinklage immediately put a pin in the balloon of people who were hoping that the biggest question of all would be answered. "I have no idea if Jon Snow is really dead," Dinklage said of Jon Snow in his SNL monologue. "I have the scripts, but, if I'm not in the scene, Petey no-read-y."
Instead of weighing in on the fate of Jon Snow, Dinklage went into a series of jokes that he said were written by George R.R. Martin. (Martin was played by Bobby Moynihan, who definitely had his captain-of-a-whaling-ship look down.) "How many Lannisters does it take to screw in a light bulb?" he asked. "None, because they only screw in their parents' beds."
The rest of the monologue did the kind of Game of Thrones jokes you would expect. There were nods to unnecessary nudity, cutting away to other parts of the "kingdom" (aka the backstage of SNL), dragons (in the form of Leslie Jones in a dragon costume), and the time it's been taking Martin to write the next GoT book. ("It's taking a long time but the fans have been mostly cool about it," Moynihan-as-Martin said semi-sarcastically.) But, after the bummer of finding out there'd be no Snow scoop, it was kind of hard to laugh. Unless they were showing Moynihan. He just looked hilarious.
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