Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Game of Thrones is Coming Edition

The new season of Game of Thrones debuts on Sunday and I for one couldn’t be happier about it. I’m fully prepared to immerse myself once again in the political intrigue and family drama of Westeros. My DVR, however, is probably less happy since television has gotten crazy good all of a sudden and the number shows that I need to record is kind of off the charts. Just on Sundays alone, I now have Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Veep, Silicon Valley, Last Week Tonight, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Revenge. It’s a great time to be a fan of television.

It’s also a great time to be a fan of pop culture. My travels and a cold put me behind schedule this week, but I guaranteed that this week’s roundup was worth the wait. So while we all are killing some time until we can hang out with the Starks and the Lannisters again, get caught up on some of the pop culture that you might have missed.

  • The Roots are also here to catch you up on GoT with a one-minute rap:


  • Sesame Street did a Game of Thrones parody:


  • Jon Snow is terrible at dinner parties:


  • James Corden has already done some funny stuff on The Late Late Show. He played Musical Chers:


And had Dave Grohl, Rainn Wilson and Jordana Brewster do some sketches of a nude model :


Time for some trailers….

  • Straight Outta Compton:


  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl:


  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided:


  • Sinister 2:


  • Burying the Ex:


  • A documentary about comic Tig Notaro:


  • NBC’s Mr. Robinson:


  • The Gift:


  • The Carmichael Show, also at NBC:


  • Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead:


  • A documentary about Amy Winehouse:


  •  Jurassic World:


  • Get too close to George Clooney’s Italian villas (yup – plural) and you’ll get fined.


  • Ha! This website lets you know how long you have to wait in a movie until Jason Statham throws his first punch.
  • Ed Sheeran dropped by Sesame Street:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts:

  • Game of Thrones and Legend of Zelda – together:



  • Here’s a supermix of every Thin Lizzy guitar solo:


  • The evolution of the MGM logo:


  • A ragtime remix of Eminem’s “Without Me”


  • And finally, all of the season 5 kills (walker and human) on The Walking Dead:

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