When Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) gave her husband Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) a replica of the iron throne from HBO/George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, we were all — admit it! — a little jealous. And while his reaction during the scene that made it to air on NBC’s Parks and Recreation was pretty priceless, this recently revealed deleted scene proves to be a bit more accurate to the sort of geek-out we’d expect from a true citizen of The Realm. Namely: he loses his ever-loving shit.
It’s an adorable freak-out made all the more hilarious by Ben’s desire to roleplay as the most recent king of Westeros. (No word on if he considers himself more of a Lannister or a Stark, though.) Unfortunately, Leslie doesn’t seem to get better at staying in the correct nerd universe — you’d think Ben would’ve taught her better by now! — but it doesn’t take away from the perfect display of freaking out that ensues. Check it out for yourselves:
Now tell us true: Would you have freaked out more or less than Ben? Let us know in the comments.