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Why ‘The Simpsons’ creator refused to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ while making his new show

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Making a new fantasy TV show in the Game of Thrones era is a dragon-sized task. There’s no escaping comparison to the pop culture behemoth, no matter how different your show may be. 

But legendary creator Matt Groening — who successfully parodied the family sitcom at its height with The Simpsons, only to later satirize the oversaturation of sci-fi in Futurama — is seemingly the perfect man for the job.

And it might explain why, in the very first episode of his new Netflix series Disenchantment, he literally impales a prince’s head on a throne of swords. For now, it’s the only direct reference he wants to make to the HBO phenomenon in a show that’s all about twisting fantasy tropes. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/08/09/matt-groening-disenchantment-game-of-thrones-reference-easter-egg/