‘SNL’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ this week

Kit Harington, aka Jon Snow, made his way to Studio 8H this week to host Saturday Night Live, sans sword and beard. But he did bring lots of Game of Thrones jokes—and some cast members, too.

Harington, who is fresh off his run as King in the North, started the show with a monologue about moving on after 10 years playing Snow.

“I’m very grateful for all the fans, but I gotta say, after 10 years, I’m really excited to see what comes next,” Harington said.

But that didn’t stop an audience member from trying to weasel spoilers out of Harington, who refused to say how the show ends.

“I’m not at liberty to reveal that information,” Harington said.

“At liberty? Bitch, I didn’t come here for sketches,” the audience member said, before being “removed” from the scene.

Emilia Clarke, the erstwhile Daenerys Targaryen, piled on, asking Harington how the show ends. “It’s been so damn long since the last season,” she explained. “Plus, a lot of my scenes are talking to a dragon, which is just a tennis ball on a green pole, so I have no idea what’s actually happening.”

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly on the show, and Pete Davidson as the Night King were both disappointed that they wouldn’t be hanging out with Harington as much since GoT is over. 

Samwell Tarly was right! You have changed,” exclaimed Davidson’s Night King.

Harington’s wife, Rose Leslie, also dropped by with a more urgent question: Where’s the money going to come from now? “I mean, we didn’t save anything, and you kept telling me, ‘I’m the King of the North. We can order Uber Eats every night,'” Leslie, who played the wildling Ygritte on the show, said.

Of course, there were other fan-pleasing moments on Saturday night’s show, including an HBO “reel” showing upcoming GoT “prequels, sequels, and spinoffs“: Arya, a play on the angsty animated show Daria; Queen of King’s Landing, a King of Queens-style sitcom about Samwell Tarly and Gilly the Wildling; Cersei and the City, and a GoT: SVU crossover, with a guest appearance from Mariska Hargitay and Ice T.

Watch the full sketch here.

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Ellen Ioanes

Ellen Ioanes

Ellen Ioanes is the FOIA reporter at the Daily Dot, where she covers U.S. politics. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Center for Public Integrity, HuffPost India, and more.