Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 8: Funniest Scene – Preliminary Round

WOTW AWARDS EASON 8

Game of Thrones isn’t exactly a barrel of laughs, is it? But oddly enough it’s made us all laugh quite a bit over the years, whether from scathing witticisms or broad physical comedy. Every season, including the final one, has a great deal of humor laced between the dark and dramatic moments to lift us up and avoid weighing down the audience too heavily.  It’s with that in mind we celebrate the funniest scenes of season 8, nominated by our readers. Your task this week: narrow it down to your favorite 5, in our preliminary round of voting!

Please choose your five favorites from the preliminary poll. The ground rules: Select up to FIVE nominees from the poll. You can choose fewer if you like, but you can’t choose more than 5. (Visit the initial WotW Awards post for a complete explanation of the rules and process.)

At the end of one week (Saturday 09/07/19 at 10PM Eastern Time), whichever five scenes have the most votes will continue on to the finals. The results of the poll will be revealed when it’s time to choose the winner of Funniest Scene in a few weeks.

Thank you to everyone for voting and nominating!

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    1. They were all brilliant. Have to go with Drogon staring at Aegon and Dany. That was a really fun scene. All of Tormund’s stuff is great as well. You could tell Mr Benioff and Mr. Weiss loved writing for him and had a lot of fun.

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    2. This seems weird to me. Aside from Tormund and the giant’s milk, and even then one cannot forget his many previous serious scenes, nothing about any of these were the least bit funny to me. Maybe there was one line that was humorous, but certainly not the scenes. Sandor and Arya are out for revenge. Is revenge funny? Jon and Dany just wasted 15 minutes of precious time flitting about. That’s just annoying. Bronn is threatening his only friends, not a joke. Strickland has no purpose, and no elephants. Waste of time. Arya is alive because she is a killer, so funny! Tyrion insults Brienne’s chastity, which a noble woman should cherish. Edmure showed himself to be a decent and intelligent man who had learned from his past when Jaimie threatened him at Riverrun. So that was completely out of character. I guess it’s funny that Kit Harrington admitted to getting his private parts stuck when riding the fake dragon. And Jon, Sam and Ed shared a deeply felt final few minutes being guys before their immanent death. Hm, I guess I was not amused by Season 8. BUT still happy to vote!

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    3. I voted for

      – “Tormund and Beric run into the Night’s Watch at Last Hearth”, I´ve ALWAYS HAVE BLUE EYES, man, that one killed me so hard, I think it was due to two things: the tention that was building up in the Last Hearth and how freaking funny Tormund is, every single scene that he is in, he steals it.

      I wish you had included the scene where Tormund is drinking with his pals and he talks about how he rode a dragon, LOVED IT. Especially because one of my best friends is exactly like Tormund lol.

      – “Drogon stares at Jon and Dany making out”
      That one hit close to home because… well, If you had ever been alone with your partner, trying to make big giant babies who will conquer the world (sorry, I had to)… and your partner has a cat or a dog… yeah, that gets uncomfortable, they are always staring! its a true boner killer lol.

      Also, one very funny scene (even though I dont think it was supposed to) is Qyburns death before Cleganebowl, I dont know why but when that happened I was dead lmao.

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    4. My winners:

      1) Giant’s milk (kinda have to)
      2) Cersei meeting Strickland (the elephant memes, o, the elephant memes! I actually liked her & Euron for one episode.)
      3) Jon/Sam/Edd
      4) Sandor/Beric/Arya
      5) The new small council (humorous scene overall, although I can definitely do without the chair-arranging…especially since one was left imperfect and triggered my OCDishness)

      Honorable Mentions: Qyburn interrupting Bronn in the brothel (hardest to narrow out), Tormund glomping Jon and also crying to Sandor, his “I’ve always had blue eyes” line from Last Hearth (Tormund is the Comedy King of the season), & Drogon staring down his mum & Jon. I tried to take ones that were the funniest overall scenes/exchanges as opposed to one brief moment or line.

      Poor Edmure! >8[ I didn’t find that funny.
      Wish we could see the results after voting.

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    5. Sh*t! I forgot to nominate Tormund’s “But at least we die together” line and his line “The big woman still here?”

      Sucks.

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    6. my choices:

      1. Tormund tells a tale of a giant and her milk.
      This for me is the most funny scene of the whole last season, and maybe even one of my favorites of the whole show. Him drinking the milk getting in his beard while talking about Giant’s milk. While everyone looks at him differently and you can see what they think, especially Brienne. And then Davos that he would like to have something to drink now. Brilliant.
      2. Tormund cries to the Hound about Jaime taking Brienne from him.
      It’s even better because Tormund tells this to Sandor, Sandor Clegane of all people.
      3. Tyrion engages his friends in a drinking game at the feast after the battle.
      What makes this scene so funny for me was Brienne, Her half drunk face.
      4. Tormund and Beric run into the Night’s Watch at Last Hearth.
      Who doesn’t love Tormund? Couldn’t choose between this one and number 3 which I liked better. 3 won only because of the amazing facial expression of Brienne.
      5. Drogon stares at Jon and Dany making out. As stated above, are you making out and a dog or cat is watching. Or more to the point with this scene. The children of your new partner. “Hello new daddy, I see you like my mom very much”

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    7. kevin1989,

      ”2. Tormund cries to the Hound about Jaime taking Brienne from him.
      It’s even better because Tormund tells this to Sandor, Sandor Clegane of all people.”

      Really! As if the Hound would lend a sympathetic ear to romantic whinging by a ginger Wildling!

      P.S. I thought I had nominated Gendry asking Sandor if he’d seen Arya, and Sandor’s snarky comeback. I did not see that among the choices. Perhaps it’ll be in the “Funniest Quotes.”

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    8. kevin1989,

      FYI – This is the exchange I was referring to in the “P.S.” to my 11:41 am comment:

      S8e4, Gendry & Sandor

      (WF celebration: Gendry approaches Sandor, who’s busy stuffing his face.)

      Gendry: “Have you seen Arya?”

      Sandor: “You can still smell the burning bodies, and that’s where your head is at.”

      Gendry: “I just want to thank her for–”

      Sandor (sarcastically): “I’m sure you do.”

      Gendry: “Look, it’s not about that.”

      Sandor: “Of course it’s about that, you tw*t. Why shouldn’t it be? The dead are dead. You’re not.”

      ______
      (Hey! It even rhymes! Sandor Clegane, Poet Laureate.)

      🎶 “Of course it’s about that, you tw*t.
      Why shouldn’t it be?
      The dead are dead. You’re not.”🎵

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    9. One of my five choices was: “Arya spars with the Hound and flirts with Gendry in the forge”, not just because of Arya’s snarky comeback to the Hound, and the Hound’s nasty (& proud) retort:

      (from S8e1)
      Sandor: “…You left me to die.”
      Arya: “First I robbed you.”
      Sandor: “You’re a cold little bitch, aren’t you…Guess that’s why you’re still alive.”

      Upon rewatch, I noticed how Arya and Sandor were glaring at each other, with neither one averting his or her gaze.

      That was a perfect bookend to their final scene in S8e5, when Sandor gently cradles Arya’s neck and looks earnestly at her and she looks up at him with puppy dog eyes.

      I admit I am biased. Yet, it’s hard to argue that Rory McCann and Maisie Williams were not co-MVPs of Game of Thrones, and when WotW Awards voting for all eight seasons takes place I’d be surprised if the nominees for Funniest Scene don’t include a whole bunch of Season 4 Sandor & Arya scenes.

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    10. This was hard until I narrowed it down to the scenes I laughed at, and then it became easier.

      Tormund and Beric running into Edd–the whole “He’s got blue eyes!” and “I’ve always had blue eyes!” cracked me up.

      Edmure’s attempt to become King and Sam suggesting democracy.

      Drogon playing chaperone.

      S8 did not lend itself to humor. It began with impending doom (seldom funny) and ended with an unknown future faced by a seriously damaged group of people mourning the loss of family, friends, and lovers.

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    11. For me the funniest lines in season 7 and 8 came from Tormund: ‘giant’s milk’ and ‘I’ve always had blue eyes’. And I also like his evolution with Jon, how they were first enemies and now best friends.

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    12. Drunk Tormund is always fun. And his interactions with the Hound in S7 and S8 were interesting.

      Contrast between optimitic and wild Tormund and bitter and cynical Sandor.

      And Tyrion’s drinking game was great. It was nice to see characters have fun. If someone told me we would have a scene drunk Tyrion, Brienne, Jaime and Podrick in the great hall of Winterfell I wouldn’t believe it.

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    13. Chilli:
      For me the funniest lines in season 7 and 8 came from Tormund: ‘giant’s milk’ and ‘I’ve always had blue eyes’. And I also like his evolution with Jon, how they were first enemies and now best friends.

      This.

      Tormund’s relationship with Jon is awesome. The evolution of their interactions from Season 3 to Season 8 is incredible.

      Season 3 : Jon is a prisoner and then a member of the Wildlings. Tormund doesn’t fully trust Jon, but likes him. He’s older than Jon, gives Jon advice about fucking, and is his superior. Jon is just a boy compared to him. He even thinks Tormund is the King Beyond the Wall the first time he meets him.

      Season 4 : They’re enemies. Both soldiers on opposite sides of the war. Both are subordinates to other people. Jon and Tormund are now on a more level playing field.

      Season 5 : Jon is now a leader, and Tormund is his prisoner. Now Jon is the one in a position of power over Tormund. They start out as enemies, but become allies as the season progresses.

      Season 6 : Now Tormund is also a leader, as he’s basically taken over Mance’s position as leader of the Free Folk. He and Jon are now friends. They start the season more as equals, but as it progresses, Tormund takes on a subordinate position. By the end of Season 6, Tormund is effectively one of Jon’s generals.

      Season 7 : By this point, they are close friends, and Jon has Tormund’s full support in every way.

      Season 8 : Best buddies for life, Tormund worships Jon, cuddles him, hugs him, and proclaims him as a king. By the end of the season however, because of what’s happened to Jon, they are back to being equals. Neither is subordinate to the other. Just two best friends.

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    14. palushka:
      This seems weird to me. Aside from Tormund and the giant’s milk, and even then one cannot forget his many previous serious scenes, nothing about any of these were the least bit funny to me. Maybe there was one line that was humorous, but certainly not the scenes. Sandor and Arya are out for revenge. Is revenge funny? Jon and Dany just wasted 15 minutes of precious time flitting about. That’s just annoying. Bronn is threatening his only friends, not a joke. Strickland has no purpose, and no elephants. Waste of time. Arya is alive because she is a killer, so funny! Tyrion insults Brienne’s chastity, which a noble woman should cherish. Edmure showed himself to be a decent and intelligent man who had learned from his past when Jaimie threatened him at Riverrun. So that was completely out of character. I guess it’s funny that Kit Harrington admitted to getting his private parts stuck when riding the fake dragon.And Jon, Sam and Ed shared a deeply felt final few minutes being guys before their immanent death. Hm, I guess I was not amused by Season 8. BUT still happy to vote!

      I agree, only the Tormund stuff was actually funny.

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    15. It has to be the Tormund giant’s milk story, I remember watching in almost horror, wondering where the hell the story was going. The glances between him, Jaime and Brienne were gold.

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    16. firstone,

      I found that very sweet.

      That’s a bit my problem with most of the scenes listed above. Lots of them were good scenes, but I wouldn’t categorise them under funny.
      The hound with Arya was also rather sweet than funny.

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    17. A bit off topic…

      I’m watching Carnival Row on Amazon, which I’m finding to be quite ‘okay,’ but I can’t stop thinking how lucky we were to get Emilia instead of Tamzin for Daenerys. Tamzin would have been a terrible fit!

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    18. Chilli,

      Lots of them were good scenes, but I wouldn’t categorise them under funny.

      Yeah; I got a chuckle from them and suspect the funniest quotes will be in them, but the scenes themselves weren’t funny. Ultimately i went with the two Arya and Gendry scenes, Tyrion’s game, Sandor, Arya and Beric, and Nights Watch meets Tormund and Beric

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    19. -Tormund tells a tale of a giant and her milk
      -Queen Cersei meets Harry Strickland from the Golden Company (Otherwise known as the elephants scene. This will definitely be getting my vote all the way. Also would’ve liked to see Cersei’s post-coital conversation with Euron nominated, for “I really wanted those elephants”…but I suppose that would’ve been redundant here.)
      -Jaime, Tyrion and Bronn have a tense round of sparring at the inn
      -Drogon stares at Jon and Dany making out
      -The dragonpit electoral debate, with Edmure failing once again (“Uncle…please sit.”)

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    20. Ten Bears,

      I don’t know – I forget it too, LOL but I guess I can’t do a thing about the noms now anyway, and if there is such a thing as funniest line, I hope those lines will pop up there as possible choices.

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    21. out of respect for the massive loss of life, i did not nominate the one scene that ended one of the funniest ((c) my sense of humor) arcs any group of persons had on the show. but now, i need to mention it. the annihilation of the Golden Company. because on a scale of writers’s/GRRM’s “we do as we like with our characters and we love to play with your expectations”, this was 10 out 10 Eddards!

      the GC were known as the Iron Bank’s nuclear arsenal. they had elephants, and they even had someone like Jorah Mormont joining them temporarily. they never broke a contract (except for once, if i remember the books and this site correctly), and they were no less than twenty thousand men, correct? that’s a force.

      they have been matter of fan speculation nearly any time the IB was involved in the story. and then, they really got involved. did they give us a bunch of scenes! Euron leaving the Dragonpit “being scared”, Cersei mocking Jamie for being “the dumbest Lannister” with the final result of Jamie heading north, Harry’s arrival wearing diapers and explaining the luggage weight restrictions to Cersei and, last but not least: Cersei’s post coital cynicism about really wanting those damn elephants. i mean: Euron, when you just layed the queen and after that she misses elephants as if she was the blueprint for some certain Ezekiel lines from the bible… tell me, everything alright in your mid section? thank you, GC, for making all these scenes happen!

      didn’t we all speculate holes into our brains about what sort of damage the GC would do here or there? even without elephants? well… i remember their appearance in The Bells, and i was like: alright, now we get a new quality added to the battle scenes we are used to. we will see something that makes the BotB look like a six year old’s birthday.

      and we saw: Harry Strickland limping back to the gate as fast as his diapers allowed, his mouth open wide in sheer panic. then, end of GC.

      that’s actually not ten but eleven out of ten Eddards!

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    22. Thank the gods for Tormund!! Alas, there wasn’t time for much humour in Series 8. Most of it had serious undertones as well. Tormunds “I have blue eyes!!” , Drogon stares, Arya flirts, Tormund explains his ‘name’, Sandor, Beric and Arya on battlements.

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    23. Not much to laugh at really, although there were some funny lines.

      My vote goes to the lead-up to the Mountain and the Hound fight.
      The Mountain’s casual dispatch of Qyburn, followed by Cersei scuttling down the steps and sidling past the Hound. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

      Not a fan of Tormund’s giant’s milk story. It was OK, but it felt like I’d heard it before.

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    24. Jacob,

      The stuff with Qyburn happens during the Hound and the Mountain’s interaction just before their fight, which is nominated. Things tend to be listed above as they were nominated.

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    25. -Tormund tells a tale of a giant and her milk (this one is in the running for funniest scene of the entire series for me)

      -Tormund cries to the Hound about Jaime taking Brienne from him … then quickly gets over it with the help of another lovely young lady

      -Arya spars with the Hound and flirts with Gendry it the forge (“You don’t know any other rich girls … “)

      -The dragonpit debate, with Edmure failing once again (“Uncle … please sit.”)

      -The new small council convenes, with chair dragging (the final callbacks to Davos’s vastly improved grammar and the never-to-be-finished jackass and a honeycomb in a brothel joke are the icing on the cake)

      I wanted to nominate the scene where Tormund is drunkenly lauding Jon’s dragon-riding ability and kingly prowess – I just rewatched that episode, and it cracked me up to no end (I love Sansa teasing Jon about the drinking game as well – such a warm and sisterly moment). Alas, I couldn’t get the post to go through in time. Oh well. Luckily, there are plenty of other great scenes to choose from!

      Nick20,

      Totally agree! Tormund deservingly gets a lot of love for his larger-than-life and often comedic persona, but the evolution of his relationship with Jon is genuinely one of the best arcs in the entire show. It’s one of the many reasons why the final shot of the series works so incredibly well for me.

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    26. * Queen Cersei meets Harry Strickland from the Golden Company

      * Qyburn interrupts Bronn’s fun at the brothel

      Those are my choices. I think the Qyburn scene is my favorite between the two. “The pox will take her within the year” was one of the few times that I genuinely laughed. I thought the vast majority of the Tormund stuff was excessively corny, rather repetitive, and too cutsie-poo.

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    27. Sue the Fury:
      Jacob,

      The stuff with Qyburn happens during the Hound and the Mountain’s interaction just before their fight, which is nominated. Things tend to be listed above as they were nominated.

      Though I don’t think it was nominated (I didn’t), upon rewatching pseudo-Clegane Bowl I couldn’t help but laugh when Sandor, after impaling ZombieGregor in the torso and through his eye had no effect, grunted in exasperation: ”F*cking die!”. While I’m sure it wasn’t meant to be played for laughs, I chuckled anyway. 😆

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    28. Tormund to brienne :

      “I am no King but if I were I would Knight you 10 times over”

      Tormund crying over brienne to sandor.

      arya-beric-sandor 8×2 …” Thoros isn’t here anymore, so I hope you’re not about to give a sermon.
      Because if you are, the Lord of Light’s gonna wonder why he brought you back 19 times just to watch you die when I chuck you over this fucking wall.”

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    29. 1. GIANT’S MILK
      2. Arya/Beric/Sandor Ep2 discussion
      3. “Poor girl… the pox will take her within the year” *Bronn spits up drink* “Which girl!?”
      4. Tormund faces rejection and goes to Sandor to vent “I mean it, Clegane. My heart is broken.” “Don’t touch me.”
      5. I’VE ALWAYS HAD BLUE EYES
      Tormund was a solid gem this season.

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