The Roots rap Game of Thrones recap for Jimmy Fallon
Anyone who happened to miss Sunday’s Game of Thrones premiere has a few options for how to catch up. There’s EW’s recap, for one. Or, in Jimmy Fallon’s case, The Roots are around to rap everything that happened in the season 6 kickoff.
Going through his audience suggestion box during Wednesday’s installment of The Tonight Show, Fallon got a request to explain the Game of Thrones episode in less than a minute. The host threw it to Black Thought, who began rapping through all the premiere’s story beats. He started with Jon Snow’s status (“Hey yo, it opens on Jon Snow, who died at the end of season 5 / Lady Melisandre still thinks he’s alive”) and made it all the way to the climactic reveal (“Then Red Lady took the choker off, brother / A-hickey hickey hickey, she’s old as a mother”).
Watch the clip below.