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Kristen Wiig channels her inner Khaleesi on ‘The Tonight Show’

The Mother of Dragons makes her grand late-night talk show entrance.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:45 am*

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

So Daenerys Targaryen might’ve been lying to us after all this time.

Daenerys (or, as we know her in the real world, Kristen Wiig) took a break from ruling Meereen to stop by The Tonight Show for a nice chat with Jimmy Fallon, and in the process we learned quite a bit about the khaleesi. Her name’s actually Karen, she has a dragon named Carl—and a very well-behaved one at that—and she’s trying her hand at standup comedy.

Sure, it’s entirely inaccurate from the Game of Thrones lore we obsess over, but it’s the sort of awkward humor Fallon has come to showcase whenever celebrities come on the show in character.

Also, Carl didn’t burn down the studio, so NBC has to be happy and relieved about that—and loads better than the last time a dragon made it onto a TV set.

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 10:21 am