Game of Thrones meets The Princess Bride in hilarious S3 promo vid

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Jan 19, 2021, 2:12 PM EST (Updated)

What if the grandfather in The Princess Bride read his grandson a much darker fantasy tale?

The clever folks at CinestirTV got the bright idea to take the storytelling scenes from Rob Reiner's classic film and mash them up with some of the most brutal footage from HBO's Game of Thrones, and the result is a hilarious and surprisingly seamless mash-up. Caution: there are SPOILERS AHEAD for those of you who still don't know how Thrones season one ended (if such people still exist).

Watch as the grandson is flabbergasted by the news that Ned Stark is dead, and even more flabbergasted by the news that no one managed to off the awesomely evil Prince Joffrey by the end of the book. The video ends with the promise that the grandson hasn't seen anything yet, and a stray line from The Princess Bride that actually provides a bit of a clue as to what's probably ahead for season three.

Check out the vid below, and then spend your afternoon imagining a world where Andre the Giant is still alive to play Hodor.

(Via YouTube)