On Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel rolled a fun video that offered a solution to the problem of keeping all the plot threads from eight seasons of “Game of Thrones” straight: a customer service hotline for confused fans.
Called “Game of Phones” (groan), the clip reveals that HBO built an obscure clause into stars’ contracts requiring them to man the hotline. So it is that some “Game of Thrones” heavy hitters showed up to answer questions.
For instance, Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner explained that King Joffrey wasn’t actually assassinated, he just died from food poisoning. His chefs didn’t make sure his clams were still alive when they cooked them. “It’s clam 101,” she said.
On deck was John Bradley (a.k.a. Samwell Tarley), who had to explain to a caller that the grayscale infection they thought they had was actually chlamydia.
There was also a clever bit where actor Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, turned out to actually be Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, in disguise. (Because she actually knows how to do that creepy Faceless Men trick IRL.)
Then we had Cersei Lannister actress, Lena Headey, the return of Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton, Liam Cunningham (who plays Ser Davos), and sorely-missed “Game of Thrones” MVP Kristian Nairn, a.k.a. Hodor. Also, poor Bradley was forced to mow George R.R. Martin’s lawn.
There’s plenty more. Watch it above. And by the way, the number actually works. It just goes to something called “Santa’s Naughty or Nice hotline.”