HBO Apologizes for Taking “Heads on a Stick” Too Far

Listeners to the John and Ken show on KFI are all to familiar with the phrase “Heads on a Stick.”  HBO’s popular series “Game of Thrones” was caught by an astute viewer when the show’s producers used a prop of former President George W. Bush’s head, with a long haired wig, and placed it on a stick for one of the show’s episodes this past season.

The producers apologized saying they were not making a political statement but needed props for the scene and there was an extra Bush head available.

This is one of those “write your own joke” moments.  But it explains so much about what the hell happened to the federal government from 2001 to January 19, 2009.

From the post by media observer Jim Romenesko:

Game of Thrones” producers say using George W. Bush’s decapitated head was “not a political statement. It’s just, we had to use what heads we had around.”

We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.


I’m thinking the show should offer Bush a role next season.  Certainly he’s qualified to play the role of the village idiot or court jester.  Maybe “town drunk” is available.

  5 comments for “HBO Apologizes for Taking “Heads on a Stick” Too Far

  1. spaz
    June 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

    You goddam liberals if that was a black man on a stick you would go nuts, your disgusting and i hope half of you will have your face on a stick.. fuck heads

    • Michael Obama King, Jr.
      June 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      I had no idea they used a head prop of Bush on a stake with a wig piece on, until this was posted. Now that I notice the left facial angle, that sure is Bush’s face. XD

      Wise man once said:
      If they can’t take a joke, fuck ’em.

  2. Heads on a stick
    June 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Pedrozas head needs to be on a stick. He has such a fat head.

  3. Michael Brand
    June 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I wonder why Democrats don’t talk about Obamas drug use the way they love to talk about bush and his drinking.
    Is it because the Democrats are scared of being called racist for talking about a black man and drugs?

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