Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will voice a character on the ‘Game of Thrones’-themed season premiere of ‘The Simpsons’

None other than Jaime Lannister himself will voice a character on the 29th season premiere of "The Simpsons," which is influenced by "Game of Thrones." Photo: @TelevisionAcad
None other than Jaime Lannister himself (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) will voice a character on the 29th season premiere of “The Simpsons,” which is influenced by “Game of Thrones.” Photo: @TelevisionAcademy

There’s no denying that Game of Thrones has been a major influence on pop culture during its run — you wouldn’t expect anything less from the world’s most popular television show — and references have found their way into a variety of other shows, from Parks and Recreation to Family GuyLouisThe Big Bang Theory and Doctor Who. For its 29th season premiere tonight, The Simpsons, the longest-running animated show in TV history, is getting in on the fun and even bringing Jaime Lannister along for the ride.

Although the show had a Thrones-themed opening way back in 2012 (complete with three-eyed ravens flying past the smokestacks of Springfield’s nuclear power plant) and there have been a sprinkling of other references since then, tonight’s episode, titled “The Serfsons,” is mostly Game of Thrones-influenced — even Bart’s trademark prank calls are sent via raven:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will voice a character listed in the episode description as “Marge-like Man,” so we can’t wait to see what that means. The episode description also says that Marge’s mother is turned into an “ice-walker,” so expect references to the Night King or the army of the dead as well. From the clip available, the episode seems to have additional fantasy influences — Milhouse appears as an orc or goblin-like creature, so perhaps Lord of the Rings found its way in there too — but the guiding theme seems to be Thrones.

The Simpsons airs at 8 p.m. tonight on Fox, should you be so inclined to watch anything Thrones-related as we wait for Season 8 to grace our screens.


  1. According to my cable TV preview guide’s summary for tonight’s “The Simpsons” episode (which I’ll cover with spoiler-coding for anyone who doesn’t want additional details):

    Episode title: “The Serfsons.” Summary: “In a world of magic, Marge’s mother is transformed into an Ice Walker and must rely on Lisa to use magic to help Homer afford the cure, but when the King discovers their plot, Lisa is taken and Homer must organize a feudal uprising to rescue her.”
  2. Okay, he had one (1) line and one (1) appearance, far as I could tell. When Daniel Radcliffe has been on the Simpsons, he plays a character who has a major role in the story. Radcliffe rulez! Nikolaj … well, decide for yourself.

  3. Yep was just a line but there were plenty of GOT references including appearances from GRRM and the Night King ( he has more dialogue than NCW’s character)

  4. Sansa’s Knight: Yep was just a line. . .

    What character (and dialogue line) was NCW anyway? I paid close attention and honestly couldn’t tell who it was!

    That was one of the most boring episodes I’ve ever seen. They’re really phoning it in at this point.

  5. I’m not much of a fan of the modern Simpsons, but I’ll definitely look up the clip he ends up voicing.

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