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Hey, Ned Stark! "I'll be there for youuuuuuu ..." Except, well, that one time when you really needed me.
It's tough to remember the last time we heard the "Friends" theme song and thought about chopping someone's head off. But a fresh take on the "Game of Thrones" viral video set to "I'll Be There For You" has rekindled the fun and troubling juxtaposition.
Is there really that much smiling and laughter in the HBO fantasy series that we watch because it's full of swordplay, sex and dragons? With that clappy music playing over the top of "Thrones" clips, we'll believe anything!
Tyrion Lannister slaps Joffrey Baratheon! "So no one told you life was gonna be this wayyyyyy ... clap clap clap clap clap."
Jamie Lannister pushes little Bran Stark out of the tower! Paralyzing hysterics!
Ned Stark loses his head? Cut to giggling Cersei Baratheon! (Wait -- that actually feels natural.)
The video by YouTube user YuesWoman follows at least one other attempt at mixing "Thrones" and "Friends." And we've seen how our other favorite dark shows -- "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" -- have seen the light of the '90s with reimagined theme music.
But the next time we tune in to "Thrones" to see someone take an arrow in the chest, we can't help but worry Rachel or Chandler or Phoebe will be in our heads laughing or hugging it out. "Clap clap clap clap clap!"