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On Royals’ ‘Game of Thrones’ night, Rex Hudler comes up with a doozy

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones.”
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones.” HBO

Did you know that if you have Alexa device in your home, you can ask it to quote Fox Sports Kansas City broadcaster Rex Hudler?

Well, here’s a new one for Alexa: “I’m not a big Star Wars fan.”

Yeah, he proved that on Wednesday, which was “Game of Thrones” night at Kauffman Stadium. The Season 7 premier of “Game of Thrones” had record ratings on Sunday, but I confess I’ve never seen an episode.

However, I have heard of the show. Hudler apparently hasn’t, because when his broadcast partner Ryan Lefebvre mentioned “Game of Thrones” during Wednesday’s broadcast, it led to a humorous moment.

Hudler thought it was a “Star Wars” movie, which led to a pregnant pause from Lefebvre. Obviously, this is not a big deal, but it made for a funny exchange and fans had a good laugh about it.

Later in the game, Hudler and Lefebvre shared a laugh about it:

It’s possible that Hudler knows something we don’t. How does “Star Wars Episode IX: Game of Thrones,” strike you?

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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