It’s been many moons since the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale aired in August 2017, and Jimmy Fallon has grown increasingly impatient awaiting the HBO series’ final season debut this Sunday.
So impatient, in fact, that he forced everyone at the “Tonight Show” to dress up in veiled references to “GoT” characters Tuesday, so he could complain to the “Lords of House Fallon” about his serious “GoT” withdrawal.
Taking the Jon Snow part for himself, of course, Fallon tells his council at “Rockefell” he is outraged to still be waiting on a “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere date, as the series is “no mere TV show,” but “a way of life.”
“A hallowed epic cruelly torn from our bosoms by a production hiatus most vile,” Fallon continues. “Winter has come and gone. And then winter has come and gone again. And now ’tis spring and one thing is clear: shorts weather is coming. So I shall ask one more time, when will ‘Game of Thrones’ return?!”
“I’ve had the same question, my lord. For two years I’ve had nothing to watch, nothing to binge, nothing to amuse me but the memory of my balls,” Higgins’ Lord Higgbones (who looks strikingly similar to Lord Varys) says, sloshing his testicles in a sack around his neck.
Fallon and his lords then debate whether they even want “GoT” to return, as “the show cannot end, if it does not return.”
Yeah, no, Fallon wants it back and is throwing a fit until Sean Bean, not in character as Ned Stark, shows up to ask for patience. He then exits with a solid beheading pun.
It is author George R.R. Martin who shares the April 14 premiere date with Fallon and the fellas. “I know a guy,” the writer and executive producer promises.
“Have no fear,” Martin says promising that after the show ends, “there will still be books.” Yeah OK, George.
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“Game of Thrones” Season 8 will finally premiere Sunday at 9/8c on HBO.