Woopsie Doopsie: HBO Apologizes For George Bush's Head On A Spike In Game Of Thrones Scene

June 14, 2012

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Some eagle-eyed lunatic noticed that one of the heads on a spike (above) in the 10th episode of the first season of Game of Thrones looked like former President George W. Bush. Personally, I didn't notice it, but I also didn't watch the entire season in slow-motion for the sex scenes. Yes, yes I did. Per producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss:

What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.

I mean, I've been staring at the picture for like ten minutes now and I STILL don't see it. Of course, I'm not very good at former presidents either. Was this the one with the wooden teeth? "That was George Washington." The one with the stovepipe hat? Did he have a pegleg too or am I thinking of President Blackbeard?

Thanks to Melissa, who scared me with her tip because the subject read, 'GW's head on a spike' and I thought it was another death threat.

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