When something becomes a cultural phenomenon, you can be sure that it will inspire imitations, mashups, parodies and official brand partnerships that hitch their wagons to its popularity.
HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones is just such a phenomenon. As illustrated in this Google Trends chart, interest in the show has grown year after year and peaks at the beginning of each new season.
Before we take a look at some of the imitators, here’s the original version of the opening credits for Game of Thrones, Season Eight:
I’ve broken down the covers of Game of Thrones opening credits by category, starting with:
- Brands, then
- TV Shows & Movies, then
- Parody, then
- Video Games
4 Brands’ Take On The Game Of Thrones Intro
This is one was not produced by the Legos brand itself but is rather a take by a fan of both Legos and Game of Thrones.
The Atlanta Falcons used the Game of Thrones into style to release their 2019 NFL schedule, taunting their opponent the New Orleans Saints in the process. Very clever.
Oreos always pulls off culturejacking well and this time is no exception with a superbly-animated, all-Oreos Game of Thrones intro.
This is the best of the brand-related takes. Fender Guitars officially partnered with HBO to produce three custom-made guitars inspired by three Houses in the series.
This one opens not with a recreation of the Game of Thrones title sequence but with six guitarists doing an insanely-good cover of the theme song.
2 TV Shows & 1 Movie Mashup Of The Game Of Thrones Intro
This one is an actual couch gag from The Simpsons.
This one is a well-done mashup of the landmarks within AMC’s smash hit show Breaking Bad.
Lord Of The Rings
Here’s a fan-created mashup of Lord of the Rings footage with the Game of Thrones theme.
2 Game Of Thrones Intro Parodies
This is what happens when someone starts humming the Game of Thrones theme at work.
Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die takes the amateur stab at the Game of Thrones intro recreation.
3 Game Of Thrones Intros For Videos Games & 1 For Pokemon
So, yeah, I know, Pokemon is not a video game (unless we’re talking Pokemon Go, but we’re not) but it’s still a game, so I’m including it here. If you got a problem with that…whatever.
Minecraft is tailor-made for doing a Game Of Thrones intro mashup.
Skyrim, too, it appears.
Super Mario World
This one’s fantastic. The Game Of Thrones theme is done in midi-music, of course!
Game Of Thrones set in the world of Pokémon.