“The Simpsons” kicked off their mind-numbing 29th season on Sunday night and used their premiere to parody medievalesque fantasy books, movies, and TV shows. The episode was titled “The Serfsons.” The premiere paid tribute to “Game of Thrones,” “The Hobbit,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.” The show even guest starred someone familiar with swords, castles, and dragons – Jaime Lannister. The best part may have been Bart “prank calling” Moe by sending him a double-entendre message in typical Bart fashion.
The description of the episode from Fox: “In a magical medieval world, Marge’s mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.” It even included in the episode was a shop in the town center called “Victarion’s Secret.”
Homer attempts to make a wooden ladder out of a talking tree.
Ned Flanders had the bad luck of playing Ned Stark in the episode.
The “Game of Thrones” inspired episode featured the voice talents of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau AKA Jaime Lannister. “Simpsons” executive producer Matt Selman called the role for Nikolaj as “a character not unlike Jaime. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters.” Nikolaj played Marge Simpson’s twin brother, who appears to be hopeful of a relationship much like the one Jaime and Cersei have. Hopefully, for Homer’s sake, she rebuffs her brother’s advances.