Parks And Recreation Predicted Game of Thrones Would Go 'Off The Rails'
Some fans have been grumbling that Game of Thrones has completely jumped the shark in its final season. Apparently, though, it's something all of us should have seen coming: US sitcom Parks and Recreation predicted the show would go 'off the rails' all the way back in 2015.
The episode in question was actually set in 2017, during a jump forward in time in Parks and Rec's seventh season.
In the show, an attempt to mend the fledgling friendship between Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and whiskey-loving curmudgeon Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) sees them being locked in the parks office overnight by their friends.
While pleading for their release, Leslie desperately reminds her husband Ben (Adam Scott) that the Game of Thrones finale is airing later that night - and the fictional plot summary she presents for the episode is a bit bonkers, to say the least.
"Khaleesi is marrying Jack Sparrow!" she says. "Oh, God, that show has really gone off the rails."
On Twitter, fans have been eagerly sharing the Parks and Recreation clip as proof that Leslie Knope was trying to warn us all about the future of Game of Thrones.
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Though Parks and Rec was two years off with the actual air date of GoT's finale, Leslie's realisation certainly looks prophetic, if fan reactions are anything to go by (even if they haven't actually had to suffer a strange Pirates of the Caribbean crossover).
Fans are currently so upset about the final season of the show that there's even currently a change.org petition circulating that demands HBO remakes the entire season 'with competent writers' instead of GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The caption for the petition reads: "David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e., the books) to fall back on."
Meanwhile, even the cast of Game of Thrones have been caught sounding less than enthusiastic about the final season, with Kit Harington (Jon Snow) infamously describing the finale as 'disappointing' in an interview with Pop Buzz.
The final season has certainly divided opinion, with some fans loving the abrupt character changes and others moaning about the whole thing at every opportunity possible.
However you feel about the show's current trajectory, we recommend at least trying to enjoy the final episode. And just remember, it could always be worse - Dany could be marrying Jack Sparrow.
Words: Amy Roberts
Featured Image Credit: NBC