Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is hiding Muppet references in his books

Game Of Thrones author George R R Martin has been leaving hidden messages to the MUPPETS in his novels.

The Song of Ice and Fire books are international bestsellers, and were adapted into the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones.

The 70-year-old’s latest book, Fire And Blood, is set hundreds of years before the events in Thrones, but features the same families.

And one of the characters mentioned is the oddly named Kermit Tully, Lord of Riverrun.

The noble lord shares a name with another famous hero – Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog.

And Kermit isn’t the only Muppet apparently making a cameo appearance as a Tully in the series.

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is hiding Muppet references in his books

No word yet on whether Kermit has been cast in the HBO series
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The book also mentions Lord Tully’s brother Oscar – who is described as "greener, and cursed with the sort of prickly pride so common in second sons".

This is doubtless a reference to Sesame Street’s green garbage-can dweller Oscar the Grouch.

And in Martin’s 2014 companion book The World Of Ice And Fire, there’s mention of Lord Kermit’s father Elmo Tully, and great-grandfather Grover Tully.

It appears that the love goes both ways.

In 2015, Sesame Street did a Thrones parody called Game Of Chairs.

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is hiding Muppet references in his books

Oscar, Elmo and Grover all get mentioned in the series

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In the sketch, Grover appears as Grover Bluejoy as the characters play a themed game of musical chairs.

It remains to be seen whether there’ll be a Miss Piggy Tully appearing in the final series of Game Of Thrones – which is due to air in April 2019.

We’d back her for the Iron Throne any day.