‘It’s Always Sunny’ And ‘Silicon Valley’ Stars Had A Very Brief ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cameo

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, TV
Published 17.04.19
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The final season of Game Of Thrones is here and I feel like we all need to just step back and appreciate the moment; the series has been eight, long years in the making and there’s only 6 weeks left until we know how it all ends.

So I propose we basque in this uncertainty, lap up the wild fan theories and generally have some perspective on what a crazy ride it’s been.

With that in mind, instead of complaining about the myriad of Thrones content I’ve got to read/write, I’m going to try my best to enjoy it.

Now, there was a lot going on in the season 8 premiere, and if you missed any really subtle details we’ve got you covered.

With all the reunions and Bran memes, though, there were two (brief) celebrity cameos, from none other than It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star and co-creator Rob McElhenney and Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr.

McElhenney’s the one on the left…


Eagle-eyed fans were noticed that McElhenney and Starr appeared during a scene which saw Theon Greyjoy attempt to rescue his sister Yara from a ship captained by their uncle Euron.

McElhenney takes an arrow through the eye within about a second and then in a flash immediately after, Starr goes down as well. Honestly if you blinked, you’d have missed it, but at least they can say they’ve been in a Game Of Thrones episode, no matter how short-lived it was.

Check it out:

I like the fact we got to see them behind-the-scenes – at the end of the clip, McElhenney and Starr sit backstage, McElhenney with some putrid-looking make-up gunk where his eye’s supposed to be.

“They gouged my eye out!” he yells. “They gouged my f*cking eye out!”

This is Game Of Thrones, of course they did!

McElhenney also shared a picture of his character to Instagram, eye missing and everything.

He captioned the snap, ‘don’t blink #gameofthrones’.

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Don’t blink. #gameofthrones

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Weirdly, though, this isn’t the first time there’s been crossover between It’s Always Sunny and Game of Thrones. In 2013, Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss guest-wrote an episode of It’s Always Sunny.

As I say, it’s a pretty decent cameo and you can forever say you were in the best TV show ever made.

At least they got a cool death, unlike that weird Ed Sheeran cameo last season when he played a Lannister soldier called Eddie.

As one of Bronn’s prostitutes alluded to in the new episode, Eddie is no longer with us. Can’t imagine he’ll be too missed.

Images via Getty/Twitter/HBO

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