Fallon likens the situation in his studio to the HBO medieval series and promotes the 'Late Night' transition with Seth Meyers as new host in 'Game of Desks'.
Jimmy Fallon claims the competition in "Late Night" studio is so stiff that he compares it to the fight for the Iron Throne on "Game of Thrones". Releasing an original digital short titled "Game of Desks" on Friday, May 24, he plays several characters, including the original king of the Iron Desk who bears resemblance to Ned Stark, and his own version of Daenerys Targaryen.
Fallon fights for his Iron Desk as Prince Fire Crotch lays claim to the seat, while the house band, who dresses as Late Night's Watch members, awaits backstage. Fallon challenges Prince Fire Crotch to a stone-parchment-dagger game but he loses. Surviving the death sentence, Fallon runs away.
The Late Night's Watch learns that Fallon is still alive and House Targaryen is set to fight against House Fire Crotch when a sound "beyond the wall" is heard, indicating that the true heir of "Late Night" is coming in February 2014, so Questlove says. The scene then switches to show Seth Meyers, who was recently announced as Fallon's successor, practicing his opening line.
Jay Leno, who will be replaced by Fallon as the "Tonight Show" host, also appears briefly in the parody, reading from a piece of paper but seemingly can't understand what's going on.