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Bad Lip Reading recasts Game of Thrones as a comedy

The HBO show Game of Thrones, based on the fantasy series by George R.R. Martin, isn't known for being hilarious. But can you imagine it recast as a comedy about a struggling medieval theme park?

A new video on the YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading does just that, and is, as one media commenter put it, "every bit as amazing as it sounds." Bad Lip Reading adds silly voices and absurdly immature dialogue to all kinds of pop culture, including The Hunger Games, NFL football and The Walking Dead. And it has really nailed this latest effort, with Westeros reset as a theme park called Medieval Land Fun-Time World.

In a nearly six-minute-long video that has been viewed by millions since it was uploaded on Wednesday, Poor "Eddie" Stark has a week to get the park up and running, saying: "If I don't make it work, I'm right back to the finger-painting cottage."

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The genius of Bad Lip Reading is that it gives characters ridiculous dialogue that somehow matches perfectly with the movements of their lips. Such as when "Petey," aka Petyr Baelish, introduces himself to Eddie with a flourish of the hand and the words, "Kind sir, I'm the evil stud muffin."

Or when Peter Dinklage's character Tyrion lays the smackdown and then asks, "Do you think they should make iPhones for babies, 'cause I do?" They should make more of these.

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Dave McGinn writes about fitness trends for the Life section and also reports for Globe Arts. Prior to joining the Globe, he was a freelance journalist, covering topics from trying to eat Michael Phelps' diet to why the Joker is the best villain in comics history. He's working on improving his 10k time. More


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