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SNL Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Game of Thrones with Peter Dinklage

By Brian Gallagher — April 3rd, 2016

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live last night, the show's first episode following a three-week hiatus. As expected, the late-night comedy series poked some fun at Game of Thrones, which returns for its highly-anticipated sixth season on Sunday, April 24. Hulu has released a sketch from last night's episode, where Peter Dinklage and several SNL cast members tease how the iconic dragons are brought to life on the show.

SNL star Bobby Moynihan is featured in this sketch as an intense motion capture actor who portrays one of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons, Drogon, who gets a little too close for comfort in a scene with Peter Dinklage. Game of Thrones. This sketch also features Kate McKinnon as Daenerys and Taran Killam as Jorah Mormont from the hit series. While it seems unlikely that this is how the actual dragons are created on the show, this sketch is quite hilarious nonetheless.

Unfortunately, none of Peter Dinklage's Game of Thrones co-stars joined him in New York this weekend, and this sketch sadly didn't give fans details about these secretive new episodes. Last night's episode comes just three weeks before the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere on Sunday, April 24 at 9 PM ET on HBO. It isn't known if HBO plans on releasing more trailers before the premiere, but stay tuned for more fooage.

We last saw Tyrion at the end of Season 5, shortly after Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) fled the city of Meereen after another assassination attempt by the Sons of the Harpy. In the season finale, it was agreed that Tyrion stay in Meereen and rule the city, with help of Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel). At the same time, Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) and Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) take off on a journey to find Daenerys, but we saw in the latest trailer that they only found the ring Dany left behind, before she was captured and enslaved by a group of Dothraki soldiers.

This Game of Thrones parody offers a humorous look at what it takes to bring the mystical land of Westeros to life, and the challenges of being a motion capture actor. We'll be sure to keep you posted with new Game of Thrones details as soon as we have more information, so stay tuned. In the meantime, visit Hulu to check out this hilarious Game of Thrones sketch that aired on last night's Saturday Night Live.

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