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Noah Syndergaard’s ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo resembled Brick from ‘Anchorman’

Noah Syndergaard (left) and Steve Carell as Brick Tamland.
Noah Syndergaard (left) and Steve Carell as Brick Tamland. Associated Press photo (left) and file photo (right).

Let me just get this out of the way first: I don’t watch “Game of Thrones,” so if there is a spoiler alert in this post, I apologize.

But Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard made his anticipated cameo on the show in Sunday’s episode and he portrayed a Lannister soldier.

In a fight scene, Syndergaard threw a spear at someone on a horse and killed the guy:

Here is what Syndergaard said about his appearance on Twitter:

Yeah, apparently there are dragons on the show. As noted, I haven’t watched “Game of Thrones,” but that clip reminded me of something that I couldn’t put my finger on at first.

Then it hit me: Syndergaard looked like Brick Tamland, the weatherman from the movie “Anchorman” who was played by Steve Carell. If you’ve seen that film, you know there is a funny fight scene featuring the news teams from all over San Diego.

In that fight scene, Brick Tamland threw a trident at someone on a horse and killed the guy:

Am I wrong? Those scenes look pretty darn similar to me. It’s not spot-on, because Brick had a trident, and that was just a little bit cooler.

By the way, here is the entire fight scene from “Anchorman” (there may be some language you find offensive):

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