Early Prime Day Deals Best 5G Phones 2023 Cadillac Lyriq First Drive 4th of July Sales Prime Day Grill Deals The Right iPad for You PlayStation Prime Day Deals Best Standing Desks

Blue Man Group's 'Game of Thrones' song celebrates Hodor

The Blue Man Group expresses its kinship with gentle giant Hodor with a peppy cover of the "Game of Thrones" theme done with PVC pipe instruments.

Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group wants Hodor back. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

The theme song for "Game of Thrones" is just so darn catchy. It's inspired a wealth of creative cover versions from a wine-glass rendition to a bell-tower serenade at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There's a little bit of Las Vegas flair entering the fray as the Blue Man Group offers up its own take on the music in celebration of the Season 5 premiere arriving on HBO April 12.

The Blue Man Group's version of the theme involves three blue-clad members, tons of tubular instruments, paddles, a driving rhythm and splashing liquid flying about. The name "Hodor" flashes down in a bright digital display.

The blue-faced performance group is known for its nontraditional instruments. It's also known for not talking, so it's no wonder the group feels a kinship with Hodor, the "Thrones" character who speaks only a single word ("Hodor").

The YouTube description for the theme song video reads, "Blue Man Group's vow of silence to remain in place until Hodor's status in season 5 is confirmed." That's a reference to the news that Hodor and his buddy Bran Stark won't be appearing in Season 5.

Even if Hodor magically makes a cameo appearance, don't expect that to prompt the Blue Man Group into suddenly becoming erudite conversationalists during their shows. Like with Hodor, it's more about actions than words.