Top 10 TV Cameos of 2019 (so far): Ed Sheeran, Ellen DeGeneres, and eight other stars who hilariously popped up on shows this year
Some of these are here for their humor, some for the important role the cameo played, and some were just so cool we couldn't ignore them. So without further ado, here's our list of the Top 10 TV cameos of the year.
Everybody loves a good cameo. Seeing some of your favorite stars showing up for a quick, often-humorous appearance on a show is always fun and in 2019, we got a whole lot of really cool cameos. Some of these are here for their humor, some for the important role the cameo played, and some were just so cool we couldn't ignore them. So without further ado, here's our list of the Top 10 TV cameos of the year:
10. Aaron Rodgers ('Game of Thrones')
A longtime fan of the show, Rodgers made a cameo as a soldier for the Golden Company army supporting Cersei Lannister at King's Landing. 'Game of Thrones' has had a long list of famous cameos over its eight seasons on the air, including another entry on this list that ranks much higher mainly for its irony factor but we'll get to that eventually.
9. Mario Lopez ('Brooklyn Nine-Nine')
'Saved by the Bell' star Mario Lopez appeared in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 6 Episode 4 as a fictional version of himself who gets invited to a farewell party for Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), only to be sent away by Gina for the sheer joy of kicking out a celebrity. Classic Gina!
8. Keegan-Michael Key ('Veep')
The 'Key & Peele' star had a brief but pivotal role in Season 7 of the political satire show 'Veep'. Key played Jordan Thomas Jr, a South Carolina reverend whose vote could determine who gets to be President of the United States.
7. RZA ('Daybreak')
Rap superstar RZA did a voiceover for Episode 5 'Homecoming Redux or My So-Called Stunt Double Life' of Netflix's apocalyptic teen dramedy 'Daybreak', narrating the episode from the point of view of Austin Crute's character Wesley Fists. It was a fun appearance with the legendary artist taking over the story at one point and telling Wesley what's what like the way only RZA can.
6. Bob Odenkirk ('The Simpsons')
The 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul' star's cameo in Season 31 of 'The Simpsons' was a role tailor-made for him. In Episode 3 'The Fat Blue Line', Odenkirk appears as a mob lawyer in the employ of Springfield's resident godfather Fat Tony. The same episode also had another fun cameo, which will be coming up further down this list.
5. Ellen DeGeneres ('The Big Bang Theory')
The talk show host has had two major cameos on 'The Big Bang Theory', including a brief appearance in the show's final season. She plays herself on a fictional version of 'Ellen' in Season 12 Episode 18 when two physicists who are basically trying to steal a Nobel that should rightfully go to Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) appear on the show.
4. Queer Eye's Fab Five ('Big Mouth')
Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness from 'Queer Eye' made an appearance in 'Big Mouth' Season 3 Episode 10 to take on their hardest job ever: giving Coach Steve (Nick Kroll) a makeover. It takes a lot of effort and few fights with the Diaper Barge birds but they do eventually manage to get the coach looking cool though there's nothing they can do about his sheer dimwittedness.
3. Jason Momoa ('The Simpsons')
The 'Aquaman' actor's cameo in 'The Simpsons' Season 31 came in the same episode as Bob Odenkirk's, with Momoa playing a very fictionalized version of himself. Arriving in Springfield as a celebrity guest at the San Castellaneta festival (a nod to Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson), the 'Game of Thrones' alum delivered a retelling of the gruesome death of a fictional saint before chickening out when he's asked to catch a pickpocket.
2. Ed Sheeran ('Modern Love')
With cameos in everything from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Yesterday', Ed Sheeran has popped up in a lot of odd places but his cameo in Amazon's romance anthology series 'Modern Love' was really something special. Playing a homeless man who arrives at the apartment of Tobin (Andrew Scott) and Andy (Brandon Kyle Goodman) as an unannounced guest, Sheeran surprised viewers with a thick West Country accent that confused and pleasantly surprised a number of fans.
1. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss ('Game of Thrones')
When Benioff and Weiss finally made an appearance on the show they created, it was always going to be a big deal. The duo appear briefly as two wildlings in Season 8 Episode 4 'The Last of the Starks' and even though they don't really do anything important, this cameo tops our list because the scene they appeared in was the highly controversial "Starbucks scene" where a modern-day coffee cup from Starbucks can be seen in the frame. Oh, the irony!