By Aly Semigran
March 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM EST
Hamish Brown/CBS

So, it’s settled, at this point everyone is looking forward to the return of Game of Thrones, evenThe Simpsons. During the opening credits of last night’s episode, The Simpsons paid homage to Game of Thrones in their own special way: By transforming Springfield into the kingdoms of Westeros. (Naturally, Burns would be a ruthless ruler there.) Watch as two beloved pop-culture worlds collide when The Simpsons usual couch gag transforms to look like Game of Thrones‘ high-rising opening credits, complete with sweeping theme music and all. It is, in a word, exxxxxxxxxcellent.

Watch The SimpsonsGame of Thrones-inspired intro below:

The eagerly anticipated second season of Game of Thrones, lest you forget, airs on April 1 on HBO.

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