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Jason Momoa resurrects Khal Drogo, tries out Aquaman theme songs on SNL

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Dec 9, 2018

Jason Momoa is having a very big month thanks to the impending release of Aquaman, but before we all dive into that movie, he's reminding us of one of his other favorite genre roles.

Momoa hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and at least a few reference to his most famous roles were bound to come up. Aquaman, it stands to reason, got a mention during the opening monologue, in which Momoa both gushed about his love of SNL as an institution and got a visit from cast members Leslie Jones, Chris Redd, and Kenan Thompson. Since Aquaman doesn't exactly have a proper theme song, the trio -- decked out in some very funky stage outfits -- pitched the idea that he should adopt "Aqua Boogie" by Parliament-Funkadelic as his official superhero jam.

Momoa still had time for a little Game of Thrones fun, though, since the show also delivered "Khal Drogo's Ghost Dojo." In that sketch, Momoa brought back his fan-favorite Dothraki warlord for a public access series in which his ghost reunites with various other dead characters from the series, including Hodor, the High Sparrow, and King Joffrey Baratheon. Drogo, as usual, was a gruff man of few words, but the sketch was notably fun thanks to Kenan Thompson's power to somehow keep everything together as Drogo's cohost and bloodrider. 

Momoa dove headfirst into SNL's live comedy environment throughout the episode, playing everyone from a reluctant Elf on the Shelf to the fourth, very extra, Christmas spirit to visit Ebenezer Scrooge. His unrelenting commitment is a reminder why he's the perfect actor to make Aquaman work, even if SNL is a very different environment than the DCEU.

Aquaman is in theaters December 21. 

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