Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 7: Funniest Scene – Preliminary Round

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For all its emotional, heartbreaking and gruesome moments, Game of Thrones can be as funny as any comedy on television. That’s why today we’re celebrating the funniest moments of season 7, as chosen by you, the readers! We’ve gathered up dozens of nominees from your suggestions, and it’s time to narrow down the lengthy list to just five. Which five scenes made you laugh the most? It’s time to vote!

The standard rules: Select up to FIVE nominees from the poll. You can choose fewer if you like, but you cannot choose more than 5. (Visit the initial WotW Awards post for a complete explanation of the rules and process.)

At the end of 72 hours (Sunday 11/05/17 at 1PM 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.

Thanks to Greatjon of Slumber for tallying up the initial nominee suggestions. Time to vote!

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    1. * Sam’s poop montage
      * Dany is introduced with a host of titles. Jon is merely King in the North

      I didn’t really find a lot of the other scenes particularly funny that I felt compelled to vote for them. I maybe could’ve added Euron and Jaime’s back and forth, but meh.

      Oh, and……Hodor!

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    2. My Favs:
      01. Dany is introduced with a host of titles; Jon is merely “…King in the North…”
      02. Samwell’s Poop-and-Soup montage at the Citadel. I LOVED this scene. I can’t believe so many people had a problem with it.
      03. The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance – Brienne of Tarth
      04. Davos sells fermented crab to two dimwit goldcloaks
      05. Jon meets with the men at Eastwatch; Tormund has… questions

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    3. The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance Brienne (This is in the running for the funniest scene in the entire series, IMO. Kristofer Hivju is making a strong later-season run at challenging Jerome Flynn as the series’ comedic MVP.)

      Davos sells fermented crab to two dimwit goldcloaks (Probably the hardest I laughed all season, especially if you include the postscript where Gendry takes down the Goldcloaks and Davos and Tyrion have the exchange: “This is Gendry.”/”He’ll do.”)

      Euron Greyjoy introduces himself to Queen Cersei (Pretty much every line the King of the Iron Islands speaks in this scene is gold, and Jaime’s reactions are priceless)

      Samwell’s Poop and Soup montage at the Citadel (I’m usually not a fan of scatological humor, but this was brilliant. It’s all in the editing).

      Jaime, Bronn and Rickon, er, Dickon, before the fiery battle (Bronn was all of us in this scene)

      Honorable Mention: Too many to list – I thought this was a damn funny season. My only personal qualifier was that I tried to choose scenes that I thought had multiple great punchlines, rather than just one or two killer lines (since there’s another category for that). That’s why I ultimately didn’t select something like “Dany is introduced with a host of titles; Jon is merely “king in the north””. It’s a brilliant bit of comedy, but I think I’ll vote for it in Funniest Quote instead.

      One personal and hopefully unnecessary plea: I hope we can keep the inevitable “People thought _____ was funny?! I didn’t think it was funny at all,” posts to a minimum. Even more than with most art, humor is highly personal and subjective. There are no wrong answers here.

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    4. The “King in the North” humble introduction.
      Varys reading sealed scrolls.
      The Hound and Tormund discussing Brienne.
      The Hound and Brienne discussing their girl Arya.
      Gendry introducing himself (especially the “you’re a lot shorter” line).

      Honestly, I did not find most of the other scenes funny at all…

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    5. Hmmm a lot of these scenes strike me as more dramatic than funny. But I do think the standouts are

      Dany’s endless titles vs. Jon’s meager king of the north status.

      Tormund talking to The Hound about putting his seed in Brienne to form Little Giant babies.

      And also…

      Dany referring to Jon as little (in front of imp Tyrion)

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    6. I was able to restrain myself to just two selections in this category. 🙂

      Edward: Dany’s endless titles vs. Jon’s meager king of the north status.

      Tormund talking to The Hound about putting his seed in Brienne to form Little Giant babies.

      … and these were the two. These are a couple that were extended a bit to feel a little more qualified as SCENES rather than for the ‘funniest quote’ category.

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    7. Jared,

      “My only personal qualifier was that I tried to choose scenes that I thought had multiple great punchlines, rather than just one or two killer lines (since there’s another category for that).”
      ————————

      Which is why I’d agree with you that the Hound-Tormund scene should be in the running for funniest of the entire series: Starting with Tormund’s greeting, “ You’re the one they call ‘dog’” and Sandor’s standard reply “F*ck off”; and concluding with Tormund’s talk about monster babies, their whole encounter was a hoot.

      It didn’t hurt that despite Sandor’s insults, later on in the episide he’s the one that saves Tormund from the zombies pulling him down into the frozen water.

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    8. Mr Derp:
      * Sam’s poop montage
      * Dany is introduced with a host of titles.Jon is merely King in the North

      I didn’t really find a lot of the other scenes particularly funny that I felt compelled to vote for them.I maybe could’ve added Euron and Jaime’s back and forth, but meh.

      Oh, and……Hodor!

      Totally agree! Weird to label this as “funny scenes”.

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    9. Winners in the past.

      S1
      Tyrion confesses his crimes

      S2
      Tyrion, Varys and Bronn talk battle plans

      S3
      Small Council musical chairs

      S4
      Arya and the Hound talk Lommies and the naming of swords

      S5
      Stannis quietly corrects the grammar of the Night’s Watch

      S6
      Tormund makes eyes at Brienne at dinner

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    10. The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance Brienne – This scene was hilarious. I had been looking forward to these two discussing Brienne as soon as they went on the mission, and was not disappointed. Their interaction was a highlight of the episode for me. I loved the Hound’s reaction to hearing about Tormund’s infatuation, and Tormund’s own interpretation of it. Genius!

      Davos sells fermented crab to two dimwit goldcloaks – For all that he was a key part of Team Jon in the negotiations at Dragonstone, I think Davos also provided us with some excellent light relief this season (thought you might still be rowing springs to mind). I loved this scene, and felt it gave us a bit of an insight into Davos the Smuggler. Clearly Davos could sell anything to anyone.

      Samwell’s poop and scoop montage at the Citadel – This sequence could have been a bit dodgy, but thanks in huge part to John Bradley’s amazing comic timing it was one of the highlights of the season. He conveyed wordlessly how never-ending, monotonous and vomit-inducing Sam’s time at the Citadel had been since we saw him last. This was just gold.

      Arya confronts two Winterfell guards – This great callback to the scene at the Red Keep in season one demonstrated how true Arya’s insistence on the need for better guards was. These two wouldn’t have lasted long in King’s Landing, but they were so memorable in this scene. I loved it! A perfect way for Arya to return to Winterfell.

      Euron Greyjoy introduces himself to Queen Cersei – All the interactions between Euron and the Lannisters had a great deal of comedy to them, but I picked this one because it showed off Euron’s mad pirate side. And the look he gave the Mountain was priceless.

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    11. mau,

      Edmure missing the coffin multiple times was pretty funny too. Though I can’t fault anyone for voting the musical chairs scene over it. Both scenes are funny.

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    12. Damned slippery ‘Take our poll’ button disppeared. I’ll try again tomorrow. and choose:

      Tormund and Hound discuss Brienne; Arya confronts the Winterfell guards,;Davos’s introduction of the King in the North; Sam’s Poop and Scoop montage,; Euron Greyjoy introduces himself; the multiple Dickon jokes.

      And Mau–thanks for revisiting past winners for us.

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    13. Bronn, Euron, and Jaime were the comedic MVPs this season, but there are a few other moments that got my vote too.

      Votes:
      -The Hound, Beric, and Thoros banter before going into the farmer’s house
      -Euron parades through King’s Landing, and banters with Jaime
      -Dany is introduced with a host of titles; Jon is merely “This is Jon Snow.” *long pause* “He’s King in the North.”
      -Euron Greyjoy introduces himself to Queen Cersei
      -Jaime and Bronn’s talk of the Unsullied in episode 7: “Maybe it is all cocks in the end…”

      Honorable Mention: Davos sells fermented crab to two dimwit goldcloaks.

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    14. Tyrion explains to Dany why Jon needs dragonglass, in his own way

      Tyrion tells Jon he is a better looking brooder…

      Are my two favorites

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    15. Well, of course, The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance Brienne

      Obviously Samwell’s Poop and Soup montage at the Citadel

      Love love love The Hound and Brienne discuss Arya before the Dragonpit

      South Park Ginger His fellow travelers tease Gendry as they set out from Eastwatch

      Remind me is this about the hair The Hound, Beric and Thoros banter before going into the farmer’s house

      I am not rewatching yet since I get too excited…

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    16. mau,

      Small Council musical chairs

      probably my favorite funny scene in the show (please continue to do this if you can, helps me gain some perspecitve on what the category is, and is a nice walk down memory lane)

      I didn’t have any trouble picking because for me many of these just weren’t all that funny (but ymmv)

      -The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance Brienne

      -The Hound and Brienne discuss Arya before the Dragonpit

      -Euron Greyjoy introduces himself to Queen Cersei

      -Bronn, Pod and Tyrion catch up just before the Dragon Pit summit

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    17. Euron parades through King’s Landing, and banters with Jaime
      The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance Brienne
      The Hound teases Thoros about the Lord of Light
      Theon jumping ship & Euron laughing at him
      Gendry introduces himself to Jon Snow honestly

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    18. Tatjana,

      Yes: The Hound, Beric and Thoros banter before going into the farmhouse is this scene from S1, including Sandor’s critique of Thoros’s (lack of) hair:

      Thoros: Bad night to be outdoors.

      Sandor: You’ve got real powerful magic to figure that out. Did the Lord of Light whisper that in your ear? “It’s snowing, Thoros. It’s windy. It’s gonna be a cold night.”

      Thoros: You’re a grouchy old bear, aren’t you, Clegane. You want some rum?

      Sandor: Don’t like that sh*t. It’s too sweet.

      Thoros: Why are you always in such a foul mood?

      Sandor: Experience.

      (Stop in front of farmhouse)

      Beric: This seems like a good place to spend the night.

      Sandor: These people don’t want us here.

      Beric: Seems deserted to me. No livestock. No smoke coming from the chimney.

      Sandor: I don’t like the look of it.

      Thoros: For a big, hard man, you scare easy.

      Sandor: I’ll tell you what doesn’t scare me: bald c*cksuckers like you. You think you’re fooling anyone with that top knot? Bald c*nt.

      (Thoros smiles)

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    19. Sam’s scat ‘n’ soup bit gets me every time. Also, Tormund’s obsession with Brienne is exploited well. Other than that, I didn’t find much humor in this season. Lots of head-scratching instead.

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    20. WHAT? No mention of THE MOST FUNNIEST SCENE OF ALL???????

      – Tormund makes googoo-eyes at Brienne and she rolls her eyes and looks straight at the camera, like she’s saying, “omg you guys, do you believe this man?” My mouth fell open, seriously.

      The. Best. Scene. *mic drop*

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    21. Sam’s poop montage just makes me want to barf, certainly not laugh.

      The funniest moments to me in no particular order:

      – Bronn’s hearty laugh as Dickon corrects Jaime’s “Rickon”.
      – Davos’ introduction of Jon Snow to Daenerys.
      – Bronn impaling a Dothraki warrior.
      – Theon’s smirk as he looks up at Harrag before proceeding to
      beat the crap out of the ironborn captain.
      – Sam meeting Bran.

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    22. in pure desperation, I voted for Davos the crab merchant. A lot of scenes in this season were ridiculous but it’s hard to find a funny one… 🙁

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    23. Tatjana,

      What I liked the most about the “banter” scenes is that Thoros and Beric weren’t offended by Sandor being Sandor. Rather, they were amused and laughed (with us). Like in the following exchange between Sandor and Beric once they’re inside the farmhouse. I cracked up at Beric’s line, “Thank you Clegane. That warms the heart.”

      From 7×1:

      Sandor: I’ve known you a long time, Dondarrion…
      Beric: Aye. I think the first time we met was at that tournament–
      Sandor: And I always thought you were dull as dirt.
      (Beric laughs)
      Sandor: You’re not bad. I don’t hate you. Don’t like you, but you’re not bad.
      (Beric smiles)
      Beric: Thank you, Clegane. That warms the heart.

      Sandor: But there’s nothing special about you.
      Beric: You’re right about that.
      Sandor: So why does the Lord of Light keep bringing you back? I’ve met better men than you, and they’ve been hanged from crossbeams, or beheaded, or just shat themselves to death in a field somewhere. None of them came back. So, why you?
      Beric: You think I don’t ask myself that? Every hour of every day? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? What does the Lord see in me?
      Sandor: And?
      Beric: I don’t know. I don’t understand our Lord.
      Sandor: Your Lord.
      Beric: I don’t know what he wants from me. I only know that he wants me alive.
      Sandor: If he’s so all-powerful, why doesn’t he just tell you what the f*ck he wants?

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    24. Ten Bears,

      Loved that. A bit of humor among the words of quiet desperation. Sandor echoes Jon’s similar question asked to Melisande after his resurrection, and later to Beric later in the series. Questions we all ask and can only answer for ourselves.

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    25. Wasn’t there an article published a year ago that had one of the D&D’s saying that Tyrion has the best line of season 7 or something like that? Does anyone remember that? I wonder what line they were referring to?

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    26. Mr Derp:
      Wasn’t there an article published a year ago that had one of the D&D’s saying that Tyrion has the best line of season 7 or something like that?Does anyone remember that?I wonder what line they were referring to?

      Maybe it could be found in our submissions for ‘best quote’ or ‘funniest quote.’ *shrug*
      My submission for funniest quote was Tyrion’s:
      “I came down here to brood over my failure to predict the Greyjoy attack. You’re making it difficult. You look a lot better brooding than I do. You make me feel like I’m failing at brooding over failing.”

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    27. Clob,

      Yea, that line was ok I guess, but for me it was far from the best of the season. Tyrion had some decent lines this season, but I don’t really remember anything that stood out. He’s been one of my favorite characters throughout the series, but I wasn’t a fan of him in season 7.

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    28. Clob,

      About Tyrion: A while back, I started compiling my list of each character’s best scenes. For Tyrion, I of course had his trial in the Vale (confessing to bringing a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel, etc.); with Bronn vs. the Hill Tribes (“How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?”; “In my own bed, at the age of eighty, with a belly full of wine and….”); strolling into the Small Council meeting with his Acting Hand of the King scroll and pissing off Cersei; and his “My Dinner with Janos” scene (“I’m not questioning your honor; I’m denying its existence”.

      Oddly enough, upon rewatches, I found that Tyrion’s funniest and wittiest scene was when he baited Lancel into admitting he’d been trysting with Cersei, and turned him into a double agent. There’s a moment in that scene when Tyrion’s pretending to read the warrant to release Pycelle while talking to a smirking Lancel, and then Tyrion looks up when he knows he’s got Lancel snared. Then Lancel loses his sh*t as Tyrion threatens to expose him. That was just…perfect.

      I hope we see that Tyrion again. I have not enjoyed the Tyrion with the crappy “clever plans” as much as the brilliant Tyrion from S1 – S4.

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    29. Lorie of Fulovit,

      Is that the scene in which Brienne knocks Pod on his ass, and Tormund says to him “You’re a lucky man”? I forget when that was.

      PS O/T Kristofer H. is voicing a monitor lizard on an episode of Disney Channel’s Lion King sequel, “The Lion Guard.” His episode, “The Bite of Kenge”, airs today at 12:00 noon EDT, though I’m sure there will be other show times.

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    30. Lorie of Fulovit:
      WHAT? No mention of THE MOST FUNNIEST SCENE OF ALL???????

      – Tormund makes googoo-eyes at Brienne and she rolls her eyes and looks straight at the camera, like she’s saying, “omg you guys, do you believe this man?” My mouth fell open, seriously.

      The. Best. Scene. *mic drop*

      Ten Bears,

      Wasn’t that scene from season 6 when they all left Castle Black?

      *Picks up the mic and hands it back*

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    31. Ten Bears: I hope we see that Tyrion again. I have not enjoyed the Tyrion with the crappy “clever plans” as much as the brilliant Tyrion from S1 – S4.

      We won’t see that Tyrion again. He’s now an acolyte of the personality black hole, where interesting characters go to die. And the producers either have no idea how or no inclination to rescue him from her vortex.

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    32. Ramsay’s 20th Good Man,

      I suppose one could wonder if Tyrion has already performed a majority of his purpose at this point. Everyone still debates whether he’ll be involved in the (expected) death of Cersei. If he is then there’s a possibility for some actual clever machinations out of him yet. If he’s not then what else can he really do besides simply counsel Daenerys. That is not to say that he won’t have a personal ending in the story though…

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    33. Ten Bears:
      Clob,

      I hope we see that Tyrion again. I have not enjoyed the Tyrion with the crappy “clever plans” as much as the brilliant Tyrion from S1 – S4.

      I don’t know what you mean by that but Tyrion was always dependent on luck and his family name.

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    34. My viewpoint of S7 Tyrion’s story is in a way similar to my view of Arya’s.

      Tyrion was essentially the scapegoat or the tool used to create a fair fight against Daenerys by having him make strategy mistakes he really probably wouldn’t. He would know better than to just send ships and troops here and there blindly when they had easy access to aerial recon.

      Arya’s entire series personal storyline was pretty much paused when they returned her to Winterfell. In my eyes they forcefully altered her as well to make her a tool to aid in the completion of the Sansa-Littlefinger relationship.

      In both cases the characters seemed be and do things differently than what would be consistent with them to that point in the series.

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    35. I think it would be a neat idea to have an article devoted to Tyrion’s arc from season 1 through now. It would be a fascinating discussion.

      As a matter of fact, I think it would be an even better idea to do that for every character that’s still alive for season 8. (If it hasn’t already been done)

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    36. And this is why i don’t even bother with these threads,for supposedly something celebrating the season there’s a lot of bitching and whining which i had enough of during the season and which i rather not bother . Sorry but this is my opinion .

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    37. While many of the nominees weren’t particularly funny to me, there’s still enough scenes with the Hound and Davos to have trouble picking just 5. And then there’s always Bronn and at times others too.

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    38. Captain Sparrow,

      I don’t see anyone complaining except for you. I see some very civil discussions going on about differences of opinion though. If you don’t want to bother with these threads then there’s no reason to start now.

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    39. Black Raven,

      Weird. That happened to me the other day. I thought there was something wrong on my end, but I was able to post in another article. I’m sure whatever it is will go away soon.

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    40. That works! Lets try again –

      Here are my 5 nominations in no particular order of preference:

      The Hound and Tormund discuss their mutual acquaintance Brienne

      Samwell’s Poop and Soup montage at the Citadel

      The Hound uses a wight for rock-throwing practice
      Am I the only one so far who thinks this was hilarious? I creased up laughing at that scene 😀

      Dany is introduced with a host of titles; Jon is merely “king in the north”
      That was great. A scene I also selected in the previous WotW Awards group for nominations. Well – Davos had to say something after Missendei rolled off Dany’s titles? “This is Jon Snow (a short pause thinking of what he can add) – He’s king in the north!”

      Sam and Bran’s awkward reunion with scrolls and Three-Eyed Raven references

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    41. Mr Derp,

      Yep, its strange? I’ve now managed to send my nominations, but had to remove most of the text as to why I chose them. A pity – Still, at least it got posted this time 😉

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    42. Black Raven:
      Test! Trying to post and keep getting ‘Page not found’ message !!

      Me too!!! Sometimes I think it’s because a comment contains certain proper nouns (eg movie titles) that trigger a glitch in the site’s algorithms. Other times, if seems arbitrary. Either way, it’s frustrating.

      On some occasions, I also get interrupted by a “A problem occurred with this web page so it had to be reloaded” message that zaps everything I’ve typed.

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    43. Ten Bears,

      Yep, it can be frustrating at times. Especially if one has written a load of text and these error messages keep popping up when sending them! It has to be something in the page. Perhaps a typo which contains a non printable control code (i.e. if a Ctrl key has been pushed in error) which the website doesn’t recognize.

      If I quote text from scripts with lines which contain expletives (usually from the Hound or Bronn!) I just spell them as they are and don’t put in a * as like you do 🙂 I know some web forums have ‘swear filters’ in them, but don’t think WotW does. Pretty much anything goes although I have had some posts saying ‘Waiting for moderation’ in the past 😛

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    44. Mr Derp:
      Wasn’t there an article published a year ago that had one of the D&D’s saying that Tyrion has the best line of season 7 or something like that?Does anyone remember that?I wonder what line they were referring to?

      At SXSW last March, someone asked Dave and Dan who had the funniest line this season, and they said Tyrion. During the season, I kept on waiting for an outstanding Tyrion quip, and if it came I missed it. Not that he wasn’t consistently witty, but IMO he never had an outstanding zinger. Bronn was funnier this season.

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    45. Stella:
      It’s a SEALED scroll for the King in the North!!!–
      Varys’ fake indignation gets me every time

      That is a great scene! The banter is very funny!

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    46. Clob,

      mau,

      Idea that Jaime was able to outsmart Tyrion militarily made sense to me. And Cersei is also smart and manipulative, so her tricking Tyrion in the finale didn’t seem odd either.

      I suppose people who think Tyrion was uncharacteristically stupid this year must think it was ridiculous that Tywin, a brilliant commander, was ever outmaneuvered by Robb in Season 2.

      I actually dislike it when certain characters are intelligent and therefore always have the right idea. Tyrion is smart but not flawless. I also liked the idea that his efforts to transfer power peacefully came from a desire and bias for protecting his family. Loved the bit where he watched, disturbed, as his countrymen were killed by Dothraki.

      Tyrion’s main achievement this season was helping forge the alliance between Jon and Dany. Their alliance never would have formed if it was not for Tyrions respect for both of them, and his efforts to form a compromise. That, not military strategy, is what he is good at, so Season 7 Tyrion felt pretty consistent with what they had done with him previously.

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    47. mau,

      Give him some credit for brains, and all those books he’s read. Neither Jaime nor Cersei could have executed the Blackwater win. (Or if they had, it would have been with a far greater loss of life.)

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    48. Wolfish,

      OK, fine on that you also voted for the Hound hitting the wight with a rock. The thing I thought was so funny was the wight didn’t seem at all concerned on losing its mandible! It just stood its ground until the second rock skated across the ice and then sussed out the lake had refrozen and could head off towards the island to take its revenge and kick some ass 😛

      Yes, Sam’s poop and soup montage seems to be the scene most posters included in their nominations. Not surprising as it was hilarious 😀

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    49. The Hound and Tormund
      Davos and his fermented crab
      Poop and soup
      Dany’s endless titles followed by Jon’s mere “King in the North”
      Tyrion explains to Dany why Jon needs dragonglass in his own way

      There were several others I wanted to pick, but I noticed the last of these didn’t seem to be getting a lot of votes. I don’t know why. Dany calling Tyrion out on trying to quote himself had me rolling, lol.

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    50. Wolfish,

      Of course I voted for Sandor’s target practice.
      It was just so…absurd. Everyone else is huddled together, probably thinking: “I’m going to die here in the middle of nowhere. I’m either going to freeze to death, or get torn to shreds by zombies.”

      Meanwhile, Sandor is thinking: “This is boring. Let me see if I can hit one of those c*nts with a rock.”

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    51. Black Raven,

      Oh g-d. I hope Sam’s “montage” doesn’t win. I’m grossed out by scatological “humor.”

      I am NOT criticizing anyone who liked that scene, just like I wouldn’t criticize anyone who didn’t find Sandor’s rock throwing funny.

      Personally, I prefer comedy based on snappy dialogue and character interactions.

      Speaking of which… Out of all the 67 episodes aired to date, I wonder which scene would win a poll for “funniest GoT scene ever.”

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    52. mau: I don’t know what you mean by that but Tyrion was always dependent on luck and his family name.

      I did not see it that way. Tyrion had been able to use his brains to talk his way out of perilous situations (eg Hill Tribes), manipulate people who underestimated him (eg, converting Lancel into his spy), ferret out and neutralize traitors and enemies (pinpointing Pycelle as Cersei’s stooge; sending off Janos to early retirement at the Wall); and of course, come up with an ingenious battle plan (Blackwater Bay wildfire ghost ship).

      I didn’t need or expect Tyrion to be the perfect military strategist in S7. It was just disheartening that he struck out every time, and all three of Dany’s local allies (Tyrells,Greyjoys, and Dorne) got clobbered as a result.

      I can’t even give Tyrion credit for the alliance with Jon Snow: that was Melisandre’s proposal; Tyrion just seconded the motion because he liked and trusted Jon. (Though I did like Tyrion’s logic for letting Jon mine the dragonglass, ie, it meant nothing to Dany, so letting Jon mine it was giving Jon nothing but served as a show of good faith.)

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    53. mau,

      Oh, and one other thing: Tyrion imploring Dany to “do nothing” and abandon the Snow Patrol was kind of lame. In my mind, it was inconsistent with his theme (when he first met Dany) about inspiring devotion, and the recurrent theme throughout the past few seasons voiced by Jon before BoB and Tyrion himself in the confrontation with the three Masters’ representatives in the opening segment of BoB, questioning why soldiers should fight for a leader who won’t fight for them.

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    54. Ten Bears,

      My sister in law is watching for the first time ever, we finished last night S02e06, and everytime I see Sandor I can’t resist and say “I adore him’’ and then I say “oh, Beric” and she asks who and since I am not spoiling anything for her I start mumbling about S01. And Richard Dormer and his voice, I could listen to him all day long

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    55. Tatjana,

      Oh, yes! Richard Dormer as Beric was the surprise of the season for me. Book readers have commented that

      Beric is no longer alive in the books; he gave up his last life to resurrect Catelyn? or something – an event which presumably would have happened in S6 if the show was going to follow the books.

      . I voted for Ruchard Dormer as Best Guest Actor. Of course I love his voice, and the photo of Beric with his flaming sword may very well be the iconic image of S7. (I’m tempted to replace my screensaver of the three dragons shooting flames in unison at the Masters’ ship in S6e9, with Beric wielding his flaming sword.)

      (to be cont/can’t edit Keyboard freezing)

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    56. Tatjana,

      I envy your sister in law. Next up, in S2e7, she’ll (hopefully) enjoy some classic scenes such as:

      • Arya talking Targaryen history with Tywin, eg
      “Visenya Targaryen was a great warrior”….and concluding with: “Most girls are idiots.”

      • Sansa trying to thank Sandor for saving her, but he brushes her off…

      Sansa: Does it give you joy to scare people?
      Sandor: No, it gives me joy to kill people.
      ***
      Killing is the sweetest thing there is. *

      • Classic Ygritte and Jon scenes:

      Ygritte: … You’re a pretty lad. The girls would claw each other’s eyes out to get naked with you.
      Jon: Walk.
      Ygritte: I could teach you how to do it.
      Jon: I know how to do it.
      Ygritte: You know nothing, Jon Snow.
      ***

      Ygritte: “I swear it, Old Master King Crow, ser, we were only close together for warmth. And then I felt it, right up against me backside like a club. …”

      • Jaime, upon seeing Brienne for the first time, asking Catelyn: “Where did you find this beast?”

      * It’s kind of amazing how much Sandor has changed … and how much he’s remained the same, since S2.

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    57. Ten Bears,

      Oh g-d. I hope Sam’s “montage” doesn’t win. I’m grossed out by scatological “humor.”

      I must admit, it wasn’t a montage I ever expected to see in GoT, but thought it was hilarious all the same. Being a Brit, I tend to have a ‘lavatorial’ sense of humour which probably explains the reason 😉 The ‘Carry On’ series of British comedy movies made in the 1960/70’s and 80’s are full of that sort of stuff!

      I am NOT criticizing anyone who liked that scene, just like I wouldn’t criticize anyone who didn’t find Sandor’s rock throwing funny.

      Me neither. We all have our likes and dislikes and what may seem funny to some is not everyone’s cup of tea (or coffee) 😉

      Personally, I prefer comedy based on snappy dialogue and character interactions.

      Me also and certainly in GoT. If I had to pick a winner it would be the banter between The Hound and Tormund when Sandor realizes its Brienne of Tarth he going on about.

      Speaking of which… Out of all the 67 episodes aired to date, I wonder which scene would win a poll for “funniest GoT scene ever.”

      Perhaps that would be an idea for a competition for WotW to run after S8 is aired? It would certainly be difficult as throughout the seasons there has been so many funny scenes.

      One that sticks in my mind was Tyrion’s chat to Varys on the battlements? The one where Tyrion says something like: “Why are the all gods such vicious bastards? Where is the god of Tits and Wine!” Another I creased up laughing was Tyrion’s chat with Shae about his father Tywin – Saying, “He’s always been a c*nt!”

      Ten Bears: “That Page Can’t Be Found” happening again.
      Sunday 9:00 AM EDT. 😖

      Oh shit – More problems then? Perhaps Dame Pasty who looks into technical issues with this website can investigate this or perhaps explain why it happens?

      OK, I will post this now and hope it gets sent!

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    58. Ten Bears,

      In both the books and the show, I don’t see Sandor changing so much as revealing his true nature… a true nature that his family and the world he inhabits did their/its best to destroy. He’s done some really evil shit, as he openly admits, but has never been a psychopath. In both books and show, I can think of only two true psychopaths among major characters, people whose nature would have been the same no matter how different their circumstances or how much love they had received: the Mountain and Ramsay.

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    59. Mr Derp: Wasn’t there an article published a year ago that had one of the D&D’s saying that Tyrion has the best line of season 7 or something like that? Does anyone remember that? I wonder what line they were referring to?

      Surely it has to be
      “What’s it say?”

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