One of the great things about The Hound, is how actor Rory McCann could not be much less like his character.
McCann is always jolly off-set, cracking jokes in interviews and forming impromptu folk bands with his co-stars, but The Hound? If there was a throne being held for the grumpiest man in Westeros, no one else would even come close.
In Season 7 alone, we estimate he told roughly 375 people to fuck off – including Tormund, many times, in one of the best scenes of the season.
The pair’s brilliant interactions while talking about dicks and Brienne of Tarth were so good that fans were left calling for a spin-off centred solely around them. Actually, let’s revisit that conversation quickly – if we have to wait two years until Season 8 comes out, we may as well treat ourselves in the meantime.
The Hound: “Brienne of Tarth?”
Tormund: “You know her?”
The Hound: “You’re with Brienne of fucking Tarth?”
Tormund: “Well, not with her yet, but I see the way she looks at me”
The Hound: “How does she look at you? Like she wants to carve you up and eat your liver?”
Tormund: “You do know her!”
Now, in honour of everyone’s favourite moody fucker, TheDewLife has uploaded a video to YouTube of a supercut of all of The Hound’s best insults – across all seven seasons.
It of course includes such classic lines as “Fuck the King”, “You’re shit at dying” and “I understand that if any more words come pouring out your cunt mouth, I’m going to have to eat every fucking chicken in this room”.
And it takes us right up to some of this season’s highlights, including this tirade he launched at Thoros in Episode 1: “You know what doesn’t scare me? Bald cocksuckers like you. You think you’re fooling anyone with that top knot? Bald cunt.”
Here it is:
Thank you, Rory McCann, for always bringing some much-needed light relief to this most stressful of shows.