Stephen Colbert Gives President Obama a Crash Course in 'Game of Thrones' Character Names

"You’re telling us you don’t even remember Hodor’s name?"

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When President Barack Obamagraced the cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue, a lot of attention was drawn to the accompanying interview between POTUS and Bill Simmons (RIPGrantland). The two discussed everything from cigarettes ("I made a promise that once health care passed, I would never have a cigarette again") to Donald Trump ("I would've enjoyed campaigning against Trump"), but the most shared quotable from the exchange was surely this surprisingly verbose section on Game of Thrones:

What’s your guiltiest-pleasure TV show? Don’t say Game of Thrones, because that’s a good show.

Naturally, resident pop culture fact-checker Stephen Colbert took great issue with Obama's assertion that he doesn't "remember the names" of any of the characters. "You’re telling us you don’t even remember Hodor’s name?" Colbert asks urgently. "Well, I guess that’s understandable, he only says it like 50 times per episode!" Peep the full response above, then brush up on your GoT character names and general knowledge lest you risk the wrath of Colbert.

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