Warning: The above video and post below contain big, huge, bloody Game of Thrones spoilers. Unless you don’t care about having literally Game of Thrones death spoiled, tread carefully.
Hey, remember the PokeRap? For those unfamiliar with the early seasons of the Pokemon anime, the PokeRap was a song (not an actual rap by any stretch of the definition) that counted down the original 151 critters. It was almost as memorable as the main “Gotta Catch ‘em All” theme song, and the primary reason pretty much everybody who grew up during the 90s can still rattle off the names of the classic 151.
Really, the PokeRap is a great way to remember any long list of things – just swap out the Pokemon for, say, state capitals or the increasingly long and bloody list of Game of Thrones characters that have been brutally slaughtered. That’s what the folks at Dorkly did, and it works surprisingly well. It helps that a lot of the names in Game of Thrones kind of sound like they’re ripped from a Pokemon game. Kurleket? Mossador? Hodor? If GoT hadn’t beat them to it, those totally would have ended up as Pokemon names eventually.
Oh, and somehow the Game of Thrones Rap is actually 30 seconds longer than the PokeRap. I lost exact count, but Dorkly manages to name over 100 GoT characters killed on screen, although a solid half dozen of those kills are just “a baby.” Game of Thrones has killed a lot of babies, guys. Like, maybe one or two (or a half dozen) too many. Why are we watching this show again?
Need a little light hearted palate-cleanser after all that bloodshed? Why not check out the original PokeRap?
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