I am not a Game of Thrones fan. For two seasons, I really
tried, but gave up when some unbearably awful line of dialogue sent me running.
In season 1, the line was “I am a Khaleesi of the Dothraki.” As one
irate comment pointed out at the time, that’s the equivalent of “I am the
Queen of England,” which was pretty much my point – that’s a terrible
line. My GOT aversion comes with some exceptions, though: Peter Dinklage, just
because he’s fantastic as the wily Tyrion, and now Jimmy Fallon, whose parody
Game of Desks premiered last night. Guess
who announces herself as the Khaleesi?
The conceit is that Studio 6B is a lot like the world of
Game of Thrones (less of a stretch than saying it’s like Downton Abbey, in the
hilarious Late Night Downton Sixby spoofs). Take a look at the cutthroat world
of power as it plays out among late night hosts and pretenders to what they
call the Iron Desk.