George W. Bush's severed head appears on a pike in Season 1 of Game of Thrones, and it's totally unintentional, according to the series' creators. "George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes," GOT creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say in the DVD commentary, referring to the most reviled politician of the modern era. "It's not a choice, it's not a political statement, it’s just we had to use what heads we had around.” Presumably they also just used the $50 to $60 million dollars that HBO had "around" to make the show for fun, not because they thought anyone would watch it.

Bush's head, whose appearance is totally just a coincidence and not at all a minor, yet cathartic gesture towards the impunity with which he governed this nation into abject ruin, appears at the 1:08 mark. Coincidentally.


In related news, Primary Colors is about a random politician, a guy actually named Publius wrote some of the Federalist Papers and The Wall is actually just about a plain ole brick wall. [Via io9/ Reddit]