The Late Show host is devastated that the president doesnt know more about Game of Thrones.
President Barack Obama is supposedly a huge fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones. He gets advance episodes provided to him by the network and has expressed his concern over the fate of a certain Lord Commander of the Nights Watch to frequent Thrones director David Nutter.
Here is their exchange about the show:
Which character do you identify with?
My favorite character is probablythe dwarf, whats his name?
Oh, yeah. Peter Dinklages character.
The problem with Game of Thrones, though, is that I dont remember the names of any of the characters.
I dont, either.
I remember the characters, so when I watch it, I know exactly whats going on. But if you read a review of the show afterwards and theyre mentioning such and such, the only one I remember is Jon Snow, because I can pronounce Jon Snow.
This was enough to send admitted fantasy nerd Stephen Colbert into a near rage during his monologue Wednesday night.
Whats his name, Mr. President? Colbert asked, referring to Obamas favorite character. His name is Tyrion Lannister of the House Lannister, youngest son of Lord Tywin Lannister. Whats his name? One-time richest man in the Seven Kingdoms and Lord Paramount of the Westerlands. I thought you followed politics, sir!
Youre telling us you dont even remember Hodors name? Colbert asked later. Well, I guess thats understandable, he only says it like 50 times per episode!
Most damning of all, according to Colbert, was Obamas suggestion that Jon Snow is the only character name from the show that he can pronounce. After all, Nobody in all of Games of Thrones has a stranger name than Barack Obama.
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