There were a ton of sitcoms in the ’70s and ’80s about “A Man and his Adorable But Precocious Kid Sidekick.” Usually it was some loner adult who was forced to hang out with a child who was really adept at one-liners. Think shows like Punky Brewster. Sometimes, “kid” was extended to “alien” (see: Alf), or monkey (see: BJ and the Bear.) And there was usually a catchy, folksy theme song to go with it. It was a whole cultural moment.
Now, thanks to Forbes, we’ve discovered someone has applied that a whole aesthetic to the unlikeliest friendship in all of Game of Thrones: Arya Stark and Sandor “The Hound” Clegane. You can watch the title credits to the spin-off we deserve, Arya and the Hound, down below.
The title sequence for the imagined TV spin off starring Maisie Williams and Rory McCann was created by filmmaker Lance Krall of Picture It Productions. The sequence uses clips from the entire run of the show. It showcases the journey across Westeros from the time Arya Stark was just a young child learning to use a sword, to the vengeance driven killer who learned how to bake dudes into pies and feed them to their nasty old dads. And it shows the Hound from the time he was a bitter old cur, to the present when he’s….well, the Hound didn’t change all that much.
Krall used the 1973 Jim Croce song “I Got a Name” as the theme song. Which is very fitting for Arya given her history with being a girl with no name, to one who most definitely has one and wants to make sure you know what it is. The entire inspiration for this video apparently came from a dream, as Krall posted on Facebook “Had a dream last night that I was watching HBO’s next Game of Thrones spin off. Woke up this morning and edited the intro. Enjoy.” If only this were a real show and not a dream, the world would be a better place.