Jason Momoa hosted Saturday Night Live but didn’t didn’t do an Aquaman sketch, as some might have expected. But he did launch right back into character as the brooding, guttural, Dothraki-spewing and still deceased Khal Drogo in a skit exploring that bottomless gold mine of Game of Thrones humor, the fact everyone gets killed.
Look, we’re serving it up here because it’s the only goddamn Game of Thrones thing on TV in about a year, not because it’s really that funny. Pete Davidson almost gets there with the High Sparrow realizing the pointlessness of his celibacy, then he gets Viserys’d. In fact, there’s no way to do this bit without spoilers, so they all have to stick to details five years old just to be safe.
There’s a semi-timely joke about the Oscars hosting gig being Twitter’s annual kiss of death, but it’s as ham-handed as every other callback. Even killing the aftershow (literally) is a concept more necessary than it is funny.