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'Game of Thrones' star Peter Dinklage sings on 'Sesame Street'

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Lena Headey isn’t the only Game of Thrones star to make the trek from Westeros to Sesame Street this week. Co-star Peter Dinklage, who plays Headey’s character’s brother Tyrion Lannister on the show, also made an appearance, exploring the meaning of the game “Simon Says” with a song.

“Why do we always have to do what Simon says?” he asks, before breaking into a catchy tune with the puppets.

Simon says check out the video below. (And Tyrion says … well, maybe it’s better if we don’t start that game.) READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey gets over her nerves to teach kids the word 'relax' on Sesame Street -- VIDEO

Lena Headey plays the cunning queen Cersei on Game of Thrones, but when she taped her guest appearance on Sesame Street, that intimidating persona was nowhere to be seen — in fact, Headey found herself a little intimidated by the experience.

In a “Word on the Street” segment on the PBS show, Headey teaches kids the word “relax,” which she told EW on set was “ironic, ’cause I’m terrified right now!”

It was a guest role that meant a lot to her, having grown up watching Sesame Street in Bermuda. She recalled loving Big Bird as a kid and having a Sesame Street play set with miniature versions of the characters. When Headey told her parents that she’d scored a guest role on the show, her dad started crying. “It was what we watched together, so he was beside himself,” she said.
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Cognitive Dissonance Alert: Ferb from 'Phineas and Ferb' is on 'Game of Thrones' now

Mind-blowing fact number 1: The little kid from Love, Actually — a.k.a. British actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster — will be 23 years old in May.

Mind-blowing fact number 2: He’s playing mysterious, prophetic teenager Jojen Reed on Game of Thrones this season.

Mind-blowing fact number 3: Brodie-Sangster also voices taciturn, green-haired Ferb on Phineas and Ferb. And the girl who played his Love, Actually love interest also plays Ferb’s crush, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, in Disney’s cartoon. Whooaa.

Obviously, actors act — it’s right there in their job description! — and that necessarily means that they should have the ability to tackle all sorts of projects. Still, Phineas and GoT are about as different as two TV shows can be… and chances are that a lot of Thrones-loving parents will find themselves in the same position as TV critic Alan Sepinwall this spring:

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