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Kristen Wiig takes on ‘Khaleesi’ persona in the worst ‘Game of Thrones’ spoof ever

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Usually Game of Thrones parodies including comedians are what you’d expect them to be – funny. When you pair Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon, you’d expect sheer hilarity.


In what was probably one of the most awkward late-night moments ever, Jimmy Fallon welcomes Kristen Wiig on stage and she’s dressed as Daenerys Targaryen. She’s got the cool hair and cleavage-showing dress and even a baby dragon mounted to her shoulder.

Wow, this is going to be great.

It all starts to unravel when Fallon asks his guest, Khaleesi, what her real name is. This is a great question considering Khaleesi is Dothraki for “queen.”

Her answer is not Daenerys Targaryen, which would have been the appropriate response. Instead, Wiig responds with a dumbfounded “Karen?”

So, alright, that could have been a planned joke. No worries. And that dragon on her shoulder is still pretty compelling. Not to mention the fact that Jimmy Fallon laughs at everything and it is rather contagious.

Wiig then proceeds to answer questions about “Khaleesi” describing her home as “the forest in a, like, dome that I made out of dirt and sticks with all my dragons.”

I tried to laugh, I really did.

Oh, and her dragon’s name, apparently, is Carly Khaleesia. George R.R. Martin has got to be cringing.

Fallon then launches into a lightning round with the imposter Daenerys. Her favorite food is meat. Just meat. Her favorite article of clothing is, of course, long skirts. Also revealed in the lightning round, Wiig’s version of the Mother of Dragons plays the mandolin, puts spells on people and has started dabbling in standup.

“It’s about, like, rocks and, like, swords and stuff,” she said in a very un-Kaleesi dialect of ditz.

The whole thing was really just a ploy to promote Wiig’s new movie, Welcome to Me. Fallon asks her if she watches movies at all.

“I don’t know what that is,” Wiig replies in character.

Fallon then introduces her movie in which Wiig’s character has used her lottery winnings to create her own talk show. The trailer shows her awkwardly cooking and eating her creation. She then proceeds to chew. And chew. And chew some more and you’re suddenly not sure what is more awkward – Wiig’s movie character or her late-night Khaleesi persona.

In what is definitely the best part of the whole – Game of Thrones, but not Game of Thrones – skit, she and Fallon then begin to sing a song called “Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful,” which is completely made up and in improv.

One thing is for sure, though, even though it’s silly and entirely unnecessary (not to mention not one of her prouder moments) Kristen Wiig is delightful as always. But, if you’re a diehard Game of Thrones fan, be prepared to gag over the frightful portrayal of the blonde bombshell (and political genius) that is Daenerys Targaryen.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email [email protected]

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