“Robot Chicken” is spoofing the “Game of Thrones” phenomenon with the help of George R.R. Martin on May 18, but the above Zap2it-exclusive clip plays pretty honest.

Martin lends his voice to play a “Robot Chicken” version of himself in a bit called “The Nerds.” A riff on “The Birds,” Martin finds himself assaulted by fans who have (very reasonable) questions about when the next “A Song of Ice and Fire” book will come out and who Jon Snow’s mother is. This actually might be more than just a comedy bit, and instead a deep look inside why Martin is afraid of leaving the house.

“Robot Chicken” airs Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. “Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Posted by:Terri Schwartz