At first glance, the epic drama Game of Thrones and the raunchy comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia don’t have much in common. One is about separate royal families conflicting in the name of political power and trying their best to survive in a dangerous, mystical land filled with dragons and other menacing threats. The other chronicles the trials of a group of bar owners as they get in their own way with wild ideas that typically end in somebody getting injured, rejected, or shamed.
Then again, there’s a lot they have in common too. They both take place in a rough part of the world, both star an engaging and eclectic ensemble cast, both include the possibility of family members getting freaky with each other (we’re looking at you, McPoyles). While the Game of Thrones parody is well-trodden territory at this point, that doesn’t mean that it can’t still be done well. Truly, YouTuber Pa Jama has triumphed with his mash-up of the two series, sensibly titled It’s Always Sunny in Westeros (via Polygon).The trick to the series is applying the wickedly cheery It’s Always Sunny aesthetic to the much more somber GOT, playing with the misfortunes of Westeros’ finest. For example, there’s one episode (each are about 30-60 seconds long) titled “Jamie Gets Crippled,” which takes place following Bran Stark’s coma-inducing fall in the first season, while another episode, “The Game Goes to a Wedding,” happens right before… well, you can probably guess.
Check out all 14 episodes of the series for yourself above, and whether you’re in Philly or Westeros, be safe out there.
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