WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones episode "The Long Night"
Gabrielle Union and Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness recreated the iconic Clovers cheer from Bring It On for a Game of Thrones recap. The cheer works perfectly with the Night King's grand entrance in the third episode of the show's eighth and final season.
Before Jonathan Van Ness became the venerated grooming expert on Netflix's Queer Eye, he was a hairstylist in Los Angeles when he began hosting his very own web series for Funny Or Die titled Gay of Thrones. Since 2013, Van Ness has been recapping episodes of Game of Thrones over the course of the entire series, earning himself a Primetime Emmy nomination as a result. Now, after the success of Queer Eye, Van Ness has continued recapping the series, inviting a number of celebrity guests for each episode, including Anna Faris, Maria Bamford and even Game of Thrones' Alfie Allen. Now, in his latest recap for the season 8 episode "The Long Night," he and his guest Gabrielle Union include a throwback to one of Union's most iconic roles.
In the latest Gay of Thrones episode - "The Dong Night" - Van Ness and Union accompany the Night King's introduction with the "Brr, It's Cold in Here" cheer from Bring It On. It's the pivotal cheer from Bring It On that proves to Kirsten Dunst's character that her squad has been stealing routines for years. In the segment, Van Ness and Union's cheer is intercut with shots from the episode, swapping out the word "Taurus" with "dragons." Check out the clip below:
Aside from the Bring It On throwback, the episode also honors all of the central characters who died in "The Long Night." Only, in classic Gay of Thrones fashion, Van Ness gives them humorous nicknames. For example, Melisandre is referred to as Evil Red Riding Hood, Beric Dondarrion is referred to as Phil Collins, and Lyanna Mormont is referred to as Little Miss No Sunshine.
In a series as violent and unforgiving as Game of Thrones, Gay of Thrones certainly earns some credit for its comedic take. That said, despite the recent tragedies, this season has hardly been short on comedy, with the season premiere, "Winterfell," having its fair share of deliberate laughs. So, even though fans shouldn't hold out hope for a legitimate Game of Thrones/Bring It On crossover, maybe finding the lighter side of this series isn't as strange as it seems.
Game of Thrones airs on Sundays at 9pm EST on HBO.
Source: Funny or Die