Don't Blink: 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and 'Silicon Valley' stars appear in GoT episode for seconds before getting killed
The duo joins the list of other illustrious actors and celebs who have been part of the Game of Thrones blink-and-you-miss cameo bandwagon.
CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 8 EPISODE 1
The beginning of the end is here. The much-anticipated show premiered across the world and as expected, the internet is already abuzz with spoilers, theories, and speculations about what would unfold over the next month-and-a-half.
In its last seven seasons, the show has seen a fair number of cameos that are pretty much blink-and-miss, and the premier too had two such cameos. Even for the eagle-eyed, spotting these would not be a cinch. The scene where Theon rescues Yara from their uncle Euron's ship has a celebrity from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.'
The other celebrity to be part of the premier is from the 'Silicon Valley', and 'Freaks and Geeks' fame.
Rob McElhenney and Martin Starr had a blink-and-you-miss-it role in the first episode. McElhenney confirmed the 'Game of Thrones' cameo via Instagram after the episode aired, with the caption "Don't blink," and his location set as Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The clip is only a few seconds long, but McElhenney and Starr get their brief moment in 'Game of Thrones' history before promptly getting killed.
McElhenney's inclusion does not come as a surprise given his love for the show. Plus, the fact that he's friends with the showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who has helped McElhenney write the script for one of his episodes of 'It's always sunny in Philadelphia', and also appeared as bored lifeguards in another episode.
Prior cameos include 'Coldplay' drummer, Will Champion, 'Animal Circus's' Joel Fry, 'Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody' to name a few, and not to forget...Ed Sheeran.