Game of Thrones is the kind of pop culture phenomenon that lends itself to an infinite number of spoofs, parodies, and comedic tributes — from reality TV shows to opera. But few viral videos inspired by HBO’s hit series and the George R.R. Martin books on which it’s based are so wrong in all the right ways as Princess of Thrones — a new mashup trailer that shows what happens when you combine the treachery and deceit, wanton sex, and unending bloodshed of Westeros with the sweetness, joy, and romance of director Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride (based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman, writing as S. Morgenstern). Witness this unholy alliance from the minds of creators Todd Spence and Shawn Kohne…
No, this is no mere kissing book that “George Rob Reiner Martin” hath wrought. Love, it seems, is expressed somewhat differently in the Seven Kingdoms. And the fusion of Inigo Montoya and Oberyn Martell is particularly inspired… For more brilliance, check out the YouTube channel of Shawn Kohne and Break.com writer-editor Todd Spence’s website.
And for more Game of Thrones awesomeness, check out our latest special report from HBO’s headquarters at this month’s SXSW 2015, also known as SXSWesteros.
To help get you primed for the show’s fifth season premiere on April 12th, here’s the Game of Thrones cast summarizing the entire epic in a mere thirty seconds.
What’s your favorite Game of Thrones parody? How do you rank Princess of Thrones? And how are you planning to celebrate the return of the world’s favorite fantasy TV show? Let us know below!