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The Roots shame all other ‘Game of Thrones’ recappers in less than a minute

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, left, and Tariq “"Black Thought"” Trotter on "The Tonight Show."
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Let’s be honest with ourselves: It’s exhausting to try and keep up with HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” But the Roots can do it in less than a minute. Move over all other Internet recappers, you just got served. 

The adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series generally features six different plots mashed together into a single hour-long episode, and if you miss it on Sunday night, it can be a real bear to catch up. Or maybe you just need a break from the show’s truly appalling lack of dragon content and/or the great abundance of nudity but still want to stay abreast (heh) of what’s happening on the show.

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Thankfully, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has you covered. Rather, they have you covered if you missed the Season 6 premiere that aired last Sunday.


In what should absolutely become a recurring feature on the show, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, member of Fallon’s house band “The Roots,” rapped a summary of the premiere in a minute.

Not only is it impressive, it’s also informative!

Check out the video below and understand that there are spoilers for the Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones” — because that’s what the video is about.


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