Everyone loves the intense, dramatic and beautiful “Game of Thrones” opening credit sequence. But one brilliant user on YouTube has managed to improve even on this by posting a “Game of Thrones” opening in the style of the quintessential ’90s sitcom, “Friends.”

The new opening sequence from YouTube’s YuenWoman uses the “Friends” theme song, the Rembrandts‘ “I’ll Be There for You,” while incorporating a bunch of wild and wacky “Game of Thrones” footage into the musical montage.

What does this mean? Interspersed throughout the clips are brief actor credits. Just like “Friends,” there are only six credited actors — Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. This is rather unfortunate for the roughly 8000 other cast members who get ignored in this adherence to sitcom standards.

While the whole video is completely amazing, there are a few highlights:

  • The opening, showing various characters on the Iron Throne (taken from HBO’s promo), is disturbingly reminiscent of the “Friends” opening by the fountain.
  • The quick-cut sequence of face slaps done at the moment of musical hand-clapping. After all, it wouldn’t be a “Game of Thrones” tribute without a good Joffrey slapping
  • Jaime Lannister’s casual shoving of Bran out the window, followed by Ned Stark losing his head during the “It hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year” bit
  • Every clip of Jaime and Brienne looking just like a sitcom odd couple

For the sake of comparison and nostalgia, here’s the actual “Friends” opening.

Posted by:Laurel Brown