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Jason Momoa reprises 'Game of Thrones' king on 'SNL'

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Karen Butler
Kenan Thompson (L-R) appears as Zerbo, Beck Bennett as Hodor and Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo during the Saturday Night Live sketch Khal Drogo's Ghost Dojo this weekend. Photo by Will Heath/NBC
Kenan Thompson (L-R) appears as Zerbo, Beck Bennett as Hodor and Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo during the "Saturday Night Live" sketch "Khal Drogo's Ghost Dojo" this weekend. Photo by Will Heath/NBC

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Guest host Jason Momoa reprised his iconic Game of Thrones role on this weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live.

Momoa revived the long-dead king in the show's "Khal Drogo's Ghost Dojo" sketch.

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Shirtless, bearded and speaking Dothraki with English subtitles, he co-hosted the faux talk show alongside SNL player Kenan Thompson.

Together, they greeted characters who had been killed off of Game of Thrones, including Hodor (played by Beck Bennett,) Joffrey (played by Kate McKinnon) and the High Sparrow (played by Pete Davidson.)

When the still-living Brianne (played by Heidi Gardner) appeared, Khal Drogo mistook her for a man, prompting Brianne to say: "Wow! You have a lot to learn about identity politics."

"You're right. Khal needs to learn from Khal's mistake or Khal never win Oscar, never host Oscars" Khal Drogo responds, referring to how comedian Kevin Hart stepped down as Oscars host last week after he was criticized for anti-gay remarks he tweeted several years ago.

The sketch ended with Aidy Bryant making a surprise appearance as Olenna Tyrell and brawling with Joffrey.

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Momoa will be seen in the superhero movie Aquaman, starting Dec. 21.

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