While it’s true that Game of Thrones is based on books, it’s not the book a grandfather is reading to his sickly grandson in this new video mash-up with The Princess Bride. The “Red Wedding (Storybook Edition)” clip splices parts of last Sunday’s shocking episode of Game of Thrones with scenes from The Princess Bride, capping off the bloody mayhem by cutting back to Ben Savage asking, “Jesus, Grandpa, what did you read me this thing for?”
It’s a sentiment plenty of viewers can surely relate to, given the intense reactions the episode – officially titled “The Rains of Castamere” – provoked online. People associated with the HBO show have gotten in on the act, too, with actress Maisie Williams posting a comic-relief spoiler on Vine earlier this week, and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin talking last night on Conan about his penchant for killing off beloved characters.