Leslie Jones joyfully freaked out when she met Varys from Game of Thrones

2017 BET Awards

SPOILERS for Game of Thrones.

One of my favorite running segments on Seth Meyers’ late-night show is his love of Leslie Jones and their joint love of Game of Thrones. The segment is called Game of Jones, and the segments just consist of Seth and Leslie watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones while providing commentary. Seth watches GoT more or less as a casual observer – he likes the show but he often seems sort of bewildered by the plot twists. Leslie, however, is a super-fan. She screams and cheers throughout each episode, and she explains what’s happening to Seth. So, the latest episode of Game of Jones is here, and it is full of spoilers, of course, in case you didn’t see the latest episode. But there’s an added bonus: actor Conleth Hill, who plays Varys. He shows up around the 4:30-mark, just as Leslie is trashing Varys. It’s hilarious.

This is just a feel-good video. The world is a dark and disturbing place and Game of Thrones is a dark and disturbing show, but we find comfort in the stories of dragons and power and direwolves. And nothing is more joyful than hearing Leslie scream when Conleth shows up in his cloak. Nothing is more entertaining than watching Conleth – in his Varys garb – eating popcorn and making his argument for why Varys isn’t a shady bitch. Plus, you get to watch Leslie do her imitation of a dragon.

Would you scream if Varys came walking into your house? I probably would. But if it was Littlefinger, I would get my knife.

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  1. Jillian says:


  2. Diana B says:

    That was hilarious! I would die if Varys showed up in my living room. Leslie is delightful.

    • Giddy says:

      I’m so jealous of Seth, but at least he shares Leslie with us. She’s like fireworks in joyful human form.

    • INeedANap says:

      OK if Aiden Gillen (the actor who portrays Littlefinger, and Carchetti in The Wire) showed up in my living room I would drop trou and bend myself over the couch. I don’t know why but that man just does it for me.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        Me too!! Such a bad bad boy~take me now, LF!!! LOL
        This video was absolutely DELIGHTFUL to watch, thanks so much for posting it!! Made my day~

  3. Seán says:

    Seth is not a casual fan of Game of Thrones. He’s a GoT nerd who’s read all the books. He’s friends with Carice van Houten and encouraged her to take the role of Melisandre because he’s a major fan. He also moderated a Comic Con panel one year.

    Anyone would just look subdued / bewildered when sitting next to someone as excitable as Leslie Jones lol!

  4. Eggyweggs says:

    Is there anything more joyful than these episodes of Game of Jones? Thank you, Leslie Jones, for still being so wonderfully buoyant and full of light.

  5. Kealeen says:

    Seth’s actually been a fan before the show even started. His brother dated Carice Van Houten years ago, and Seth encouraged her to audition for Melisandre when she got the script, because he was such a huge fan of the books.

  6. Spikey says:

    Dear Leslie, if you read this: PLEASE LET ME JOIN YOUR VIEWING PARTY! I’ll bring all the burger buns I can bake – homemade buns, Leslie, homemade! – and I’ll throw in some patties, too.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      LOL, I totally wanted to be on the couch watching with them too. #jealous

    • Rachel says:

      And I make awesome mac n cheese… invite me too!

    • I Choose Me says:

      I’ll bring the potato salad and my homemade bbq sauce. Her dragon impression had me rolling.

    • Ally8 says:

      She had good snacks on that table. GoT gives me the eyerolls, but I love this Jones/Meyers segment. It’s like an Honest Trailer for GoT in that it’s funny and interesting regardless of whether you watched the episode/movie yourself.

  7. Jenns says:

    If Varys showed up at my house, I would grab my oversized fuzzy bathrobe and do that thing with my hands so we would match.

  8. QueenB says:

    Conleth Hill has a very dry sense of humour, his interviews are good.

  9. Zan says:

    I loved how Conleth Hill settled in, ate popcorn and was as fascinated by the dragon scenes as anyone else. Very cool.

  10. Zondie says:

    Westeros dearly needs Leslie Jones. I’d like to see her swilling wine with Cersei. And Varys would be welcome at my house, as long as he doesn’t leave any of his “little birds” hiding in the woodwork. LOL

  11. third ginger says:

    Leslie and Seth, many thanks from a grateful America!!

  12. Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

    Loved it !!! Are they going to do this with every episode??

  13. Kate says:

    This MADE MY DAY already. I LOVE HER!

  14. Sayrah says:

    That was awesome

  15. Soprana says:

    Has anyone seen the ‘Melisandre at a Baby Shower’ sequence on his show? It is amazing.

    And yes, Leslie, we’ve ALL dated Three-Eyed Ravens

  16. nona says:

    That was the best thing I’ve watched in ages!!!
    Leslie Jones is amazing. Made my frigging day.

    • Katie says:

      Leslie Jones is a national treasure. I think Game of Jones should come on after every episode instead of the stupid interviews with Weiss and Benioff.

  17. Jay (the Canadian one) says:

    Why does she say “Theron”? An intentional mashup of Theon and Reek?

  18. mayamae says:

    Am I the only fool who trusts Varys? I know he’s been shady in the past and I hate that he didn’t help Ned, but I feel he will be loyal to Dany.

  19. Lucy says:

    Game of Jones brings me nothing but joy. I’ve only watched the new one once (which was brilliant), but I pretty much know the first one by heart. “You wanna know what a giant it? Here what a giant is, homie!”

  20. phlyfiremama says:

    Ok, Leslie Jones just officially became my girl crush. OMG that was hysterical!!!

  21. MSat says:

    I laughed my ass off at this! I love her assessments of the characters:
    Bronn: The guy in the ‘hood who knows where all the $1 cigarettes is
    Bran: “He high” (LMAO!)
    Her breakdown of the awkward Sansa/Arya reunion killed me!

    I can’t stop laughing!

  22. brincalhona says:

    When John Boyega does his GoT binge-watch, he should do it with Leslie Jones by his side.

  23. Louise177 says:

    There’s a spoiler warning for an almost a week old episode? The only thing I hate about streaming, On Demand, ect is not being able to talk about a show for days. Love Leslie. You can tell that her enthusiasm is always sincere.