We’ve just begun the penultimate season of Game of Thrones, and while we’re all scrambling to figure out who will ultimately win their place on the Iron Throne, the internet has given us a gift to please the old gods and the new: a stellar Hamilton/ Game of Thrones mashup.
This music video from Jason Feifer took on a pretty hefty task, rewiting Hamilton’s opening number—”Alexander Hamilton”—and focusing the lyrics on our favorite know-nothing, Jon Snow and the mother of dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen. That’s a hard job for any writer, but Feifer managed to make a fun and pretty clever mashup. Take a peek for yourself (but be warned if you’re very behind, there are some spoilers)!
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how impressive this mashup is? It perfectly captures the show and that determined, tough, building-something-from-nothing spirit we’ve seen in Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Alexander Hamilton himself. Plus, if you weren’t rooting for Daenerys Targaryen to win the Iron Throne (despite the occasional, startling resemblance she has to her father, The Mad King), this video has got to get you excited about her, right? It also reminds me that, after all this time, I’m still not over Khal Drogo’s death…
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Sadness aside, this isn’t the first time the internet has paired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash with unlikely pop culture partners (like this Star Wars/Hamilton mash-up or this Batman/Hamilton mash-up). In fact, this isn’t even the first time the internet has joined Alexander Hamilton with his Westerosi pals. If you’ll remember, back in 2016, Miranda himself started the # HamOfThrones hashtag on Twitter, pairing lines from the musical with GIFs from Game of Thrones. But this mashup takes everything to another level, and we are HERE. FOR. IT.
Give it another watch, and tell us your favorite part in the comments!
Feature Image: HBO