Game of Thrones fans couldn't be more bored. The show has been off air since August and won't return until 2019—and it looks we won't know the actual comeback date for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, all we've had are pump fakes and anecdotes to live off of, plus some sprinkles of actors from the show wilding out IRL. (We see you, Jon Snow. You may know nothing, but you know how to get buck.)
Because we're hanging in this terrible limbo, fans have no choice but to chatter amongst themselves and speculate about any and every little thing that could be a window into the world of Westeros. That includes Super Bowl commercials.
On Sunday night, GoT's Tyrion Lannister aka Peter Dinklage popped up in a combo ad for Doritos and Mountain Dew. The ad featured Missy Elliott, who acted as a rap coach/hype man for Morgan Freeman, and Busta Rhymes, who acted in the same role for Dinklage. You can view the full spot up top.
While Freeman had Missy's "Get Ur Freak On" on lock, Dinklage fucking went for it and tore through Busta's infamous "Look at Me Now" verse from 2011. Dinklage spits the verse in a room full of flames, and ends it by literally breathing fire.
That's it. That's all Game of Thrones fans needed to set their pop culture crossover theories TF off.
At long last, thanks to A Song of Ice and Doritos Blaze, we have proof that Tyrion is in fact a Targaryen 🔥 pic.twitter.com/TyXQ2QnJT0— Mallory Rubin (@MalloryRubin) February 5, 2018
That Doritos commercial with Peter Dinklage just now was a foreshadow @people! Tyrion is a Targaryen - that’s why he blew fire at the end. Only explanation.— Jesse Solis (@solisjesse) February 5, 2018
Doritos confirmed it, Tyrion is a Targaryen— Bradley Solomon (@fratley_solomon) February 6, 2018
Oh so we find out Tyrion is a Targaryen in a Doritos commercial— Lindy Segal (@lindysegal) February 5, 2018
They had Tyrion spitting that hot fire on the Doritos commercial. I told y’all he was a Targaryen... pic.twitter.com/IFGp83KB0M— Johnny Bravo (@Starskream6) February 5, 2018
The theory that Tyrion might be a Targaryen dates back early in the show/books: fans have long theorized that Daenerys' father, Mad King Aerys II Targaryen, had an affair with Tyrion's mother, Joanna Lannister. And if you'll recall, after Tyrion fatally shot his father Tywin Lannister on the shitter, the elder Lannister's last words to his youngest child were: "You're no son of mine." This could mean nothing. Or this could mean everything.
Or...it really could mean nothing, as Peter Dinklage told the Huffington Post after hearing about fans' speculations.
"I love every single theory the fans of our show have, because they're so much fun," Dinklage said. "They get to show the dedication and love they have for the show, but you have to understand that it is a Doritos commercial. It's not Game of Thrones. So [fans] are sort of stretching the limit with that theory when you're branching out to Frito-Lay commercials."
Rats. Thanks for nothing, Doritos.