This Is How Amy Poehler Would Cast "Game of Thrones" With "Parks and Rec" Characters
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This Is How Amy Poehler Would Cast "Game of Thrones" With "Parks and Rec" Characters

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 10, 2013 | Comments ()

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There’s a lot of love for “Game of Thrones” from the guys over on “Parks and Recreation,” particularly writer/producers Michael Schur Dan Goor, and Amy Poehler admitted herself that “Parks” takes some influence from “Game of Thrones.” Asked by Time Out New York how the “Parks and Rec” characters would fit into the “Game of Thrones” universe, Poehler responded:

“Well, come on, I would be Khaleesi [Daenerys Targaryen], of course. Ben would probably be Jon Snow, because he’s so tormented. Ron would be Stannis Baratheon … And Tom would be … Uh oh, I hate to break it to Aziz [Ansari], but Tom would be, like, Theon Greyjoy, which is not good right now. Ann would be Sansa, April would be Arya, and Andy would be one of the dragons.”

That sounds about right, though she left off a few. Like, Chris Traeger would be Jorah Mormont, Tammy 2 would be Melissandre, Councilman Jeremy Jamm would be Joffrey, Lil Sebastian would play a Direwolf, and Jean-Ralphio would be Littlefinger. Donna and Jerry would be Cersei and Jamie Lannister, just because that’s not weird enough already. Oh, and Mark Brendanawicz would have to be Khal Drago.

Oh, hell. We could go on forever, couldn’t we?

(Source: Amy Plitt, Time Out New York)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Donna would be Cersei. Can't you just imagine her sitting there on the throne, ruling the whole fucking world? I CAN.

  • Amanda

    I think we all know that Jerry would be Podrick.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Frey as Jamm?

  • Perhaps Bolton's bastard?

    Although I guess Jamm isn't THAT bad.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I vote Frey as Councilman Milton: old and disgusting, slightly less murdery.

  • lowercase_ryan

    not vindictive enough for my taste

  • Monica

    Jean Ralphio would be Loras before Littlefinger.

  • PerpetualIntern

    "They would never cancel Game of Thrones. It’s a crossover hit. It’s not just for fantasy enthusiasts, they’re telling human stories in a fantasy world." I love how worked up Ben gets.

  • emmalita

    What cracked me up when he said that was that I'm certain I said something very similar about BSG back when it was in its second season. And I know Ben would have said it too.

  • emmalita

    Ok, I don't know what ads are popping up on your screens, but the one on mine seems to imply that if I go to Toronto I'm going to get a Patronus. I have some questions:
    A. Do I get to pick my Patronus, or does Canada choose for me?
    B. Does this mean there are Dementors in Toronto?
    C. Can I take my Patronus back with me, or does it have to stay in Canada?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's a beaver. All Canadian patroni are beavers. There is one wolverine, but it always goes to a citizen so you're out of luck.

  • emmalita

    False advertising! They show silvery outlines of an eagle and a wolf over Toronto. Talk about bait and switch. "Hi Canada! For my visit, I'd like an wolf patronus, please." "We've considered you request and grant you a beaver. Have a nice day, eh!"

    Also, Canada has a dirty mind - beavers? There are so many ways that can sound wrong. See above.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Canada is all aboot the beaver.

    P.S. I don't know ANY Canadian who actually pronounces it "aboot", but I find it hilarious.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Patroni are strictly protected in Canada and are not allowed out of the country. We will assign you a patronus while you are in Toronto, but you will not be allowed to keep it if you return to the US. And the less said about dementors, the better.

  • emmalita

    Thanks for the clarification. I'll keep quiet about the dementors.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I desperately want Dan Harmon and Michael Schur to trade jobs for a week. Just put "Parks and Rec" through the "Community" worldview and you'd have the warring political factions of Pawnee easily falling into their roles, warring over Lot 48 instead of Westeros.

    Then wipe it away in the next episode by explaining that a bunch of raccoons urinated in the town's water supply, causing everyone to become erratic and hallucinate.

    Also, Tom Haverford is clearly Bran: tiny and weak, occasionally interesting, but ultimately pretty useless.

    Lil' Sebastian would be Lady (*tear*), Champion is Ghost.

    Jean-Ralphio and Mona Lisa would be Jaime and Cersei, as the narcissism makes it a little easier to jump to incest, since it's the closest either can get to banging themselves.

    And councilman Jamm as Joffrey is FREAKING GREAT.

  • emmalita

    Except that I would downvote you for the Tom comment, because I love Tom and he brings snap to the pop.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I do like Tom, but you have to admit, he probably has the least impact on the other characters/storylines of anyone, except maybe Jerry. Because Jerry is obviously the worst.

  • emmalita

    He's no Ron Swanson, he isn't irreplaceable. But he does bring an energy level that the show really needs. Jerry is the worst. So say we all.

  • Anon33

    My sister is the interviewer! So cool!! Thanks for posting this!!

  • Mrs. Julien

    Andy as Hodor? Bert Macklin as Hodor?

    I'm not a GoT person, how did I do?

  • emmalita

    No. Jerry is Hodor. Bert Macklin is The Lightening Lord - he can't be killed.

  • thegardenhead

    Ron is clearly Mance Rayder.

  • Erin S

    Shauna Malwe-Tweep could be Shae (you kind of like her but also kind of don't.) And wouldn't Ben be "TallTyrionLannister?"

  • LaineyBobainey

    Brandanaquitz as the Khal? HOW VERY DARE YOU, SIR?

  • BendinIntheWind

    If anything, he should be Ned: generally a good guy, but unceremoniously booted early in the show's run.

  • emmalita

    Jerry would not be Jaime, because Donna would never do that.

  • Donna DOES have a brother. Levandreus. Who she hates.

  • emmalita

    She would never do him either. Donna has standards, she doesn't have time for that nonsense.

  • competitivenonfiction

    I think the fireman named Marcus would have to be Jaime. Except then they'd have to cast him and that might just ruin the mystery.

  • emmalita

    I think they should cast Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Marcus, and it would all make sense.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Have you seen Retta's Twitter-affair with Joe Manganiello? I'm crossing my fingers for him to pop up as Marcus.

  • the dude

    Joe is the raddest dude-bro west of philly!!

  • competitivenonfiction

    See this is why I don't want him to show up on screen. I don't want to narrow down the field of possibilities. Though maybe one could be Marcus's competition.

  • emmalita

    I want them to get married!

  • competitivenonfiction

    Now THERE'S your kickstarter campaign.

  • emmalita

    We could probably get Retta to make the video, and she would contribute.

  • ZizoAH

    Let's open a kickstarter campaign fund for this episode. Please. PLEASE.

  • John G.

    John Ralphio as Littlefinger is perfect. Who would be Lord Varys?

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  • Nickaloo

    And this. Is a man. In a box. I'm. Perd Hapley

  • IngridToday

    That. had. the cadence. of a. joke

  • John G.

    actually being a eunuch explains a lot about Perd

  • HJ

    Haha! That's perfect! (Perd-fect? Sorry.)

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    Donna would be Cersei. Can't you just imagine her sitting there on the throne, ruling the whole fucking world? I CAN.

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