'Parks and Recreation' predicted 'Game of Thrones' season 8 years ago
In case you haven't heard: it's the final season of Game of Thrones, with just days to go until the final episode airs.
But rather than feel sentimental about it and lament the ending of the hit HBO series, a lot of the show's ultra-dedicated fans have done nothing but complain about the abrupt plotlines, the questionable character development (ahem, Daenerys is now the 'mad queen') and the writing in general.
This is the moment Parks and Recreations predicts Game of Thrones would go "off the rails" in its final season:
Fans are so disappointed with the show's trajectory, that there is even a change.org petition making the rounds on the internet, demanding that HBO remake the entire season "with competent writers" as opposed to the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
"David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e., the books) to fall back on," the caption to the petition reads.
Yep, these fans aren't willing to just sit by while their favourite show undermines the characterisation and carefully crafted plotlines of the previous seasons.
But, as it turns out, popular sitcom Parks and Recreation predicted that the show would go "off the rails" in an episode from 2015.
In a season seven episode set two years in the future, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) find themselves locked in the office overnight.
Leslie reminds her husband Ben (Adam Scott) that the Game of Thrones finale will be airing later that night. And the fictional plot of the GoT finale is utterly bizarre (sort of like the real-life plot of Game of Thrones' final season.)
Take a look at the preview for the last ever episode of Game of Thrones:
"Khaleesi is marrying Jack Sparrow!" she says. "Oh, God, that show has really gone off the rails."
Fans have been taking to Twitter to remind everyone of the moment Parks and Recreation predicted that Game of Thrones would go against everything the show was about.
I mean, Dany marrying Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean is totally on a par with her turning into a tyrant and going on a ruthless killing spree - right?