Jimmy Fallon's hilarious Game of Thrones parody includes peacocks, cross-dressing and an 'iron desk' made of remote controls

By Jessica Montoya Coggins


Though the late night sagas of NBC have historically been fierce, they never featured actual sword-fighting.

During his show on Friday night Jimmy Fallon debuted his highly-touted 'Game of Desks,' a parody of the popular fantasy series that airs on HBO.

The nearly 9-minute video shows the warring groups hoping to lay claim to the 'iron desk' of 'Rockfell,' and Fallon appears as versions of Ned Stark, Khal Drago and Daenerys Targaryen - but instead of her beloved dragons 'she' has peacocks. 


Jimmy Fallon and 'Late Night' announcer Steve Higgins portray Ned Stark and Lord Varys in this 'Game of Thrones' parody


With some assists from hair and wardrobe, Fallon has admirable impressions of both Daenerys Targaryen and Ned Stark (though in the parody he escapes his brutal fate)


Head writer for 'Late Night' A.D. Miles (left) puts on a menacing scowl while Roots member Questlove dons a Jon Snow-like robe as a member of the Late Night's Watch


Fallon dons a blonde wig and a slinky dress to play a version of Daenerys Targaryen, but instead of dragons she has magical peacocks

Fallon had been promoting the video heavily on social media, including Facebook and Twitter and was teasing followers with clips and photos.

'Game of Thrones' is based on the popular book series from George R. R. Martin that chronicles the battle between seven clans for the fictional land of Westeros.

The series is infamous for its depictions of violence and an abundance of scantily-clad characters.


When a female writer hands over a note to Fallon in character as Stark informing him that someone has 'lain claim' to the desk he thanks her but then says, 'now go back to your fornicating.'

As Fallon goes to confront 'Lord Firecrotch' (with a resemblence to villanous Joffrey Baratheon), announcer Steve Higgins makes a reference that could be a veiled allusion to the drama between Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.

'That's the thing about the iron desk, someone always wants to sit there even when you think it's yours.'


'Late Night' house band The Roots wear long robes as members of the Late Night's Watch


Jay Leno has not announced any future plans once he gives up hosting 'The Tonight Show' in 2014


In 'Game of Desks' a 'Lord Firecrotch' lays siege to the iron desk but in the real world it is current 'SNL' head writer Seth Meyers who will take over 'Late Night'

Higgins is made to resemble Lord Varys, the sage eunuch, while The Roots and their band leader Questlove are the 'Late Nights Watch.'

Questlove is the member of the Watch who references the 'next heir' of the iron desk who will take over in 'February of aught-fourteen.' It was announced several weeks that 'Saturday Night Live' head writer Seth Meyers would take over for Fallon as host of 'Late Night.'

Fallon has a history of parodying popular shows. His writers and crew have also produced 'The Jersey Floor' and 'Downton Sixbey.'

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