“Saturday Night Live” combined its love of game show skits with the soaring popularity of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for the hilarious “Game of Game of Thrones” sketch with guest host Zach Galifianakis and a special appearance by “Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (a.k.a. Jaime Lannister).
With Emmy nominated favorite Bill Hader as the emcee, this was one of “SNL”s best game show concepts in awhile, and a perfect use of Galifianakis’ unique comic talents. “SNL” is often only as good as its guest host, and Galifianakis made this week’s installment one of the season’s standouts.
Coster-Waldau isn’t the first “Thrones” cast member to drop by “SNL” this season. Peter Dinklage made a special appearance during Weekend Update when Melissa McCarthy recently hosted (also one of the season’s best).