Tyrion Lannister. Speaking Hindi. Ordering badushahs Image: Twitter
Hey remember, when a pre-Lannister Peter Dinklage played a very smooth UN guy and ordered a badushah from a New York street vendor? No? Then, you've missed the most important 12 seconds of American television. Dinklage, whom you might know as the least blasphemous Lannister aka The Imp aka Hand of the Dragon Queen, appeared in the hit comedy 30 Rock in 2009 and straight up flaunted his Hindi vocab.
In the third season of the show, Dinklage played a United Nations exec named Stewart LaGrange, who goes out on a date with the show's protagonist Lim Lemon (Tina Fey). "I like aggressive women with a nerdy vibe," he tells her. Such Lannister. Much wow.
For their first date, Stewart takes Liz out to a street vendor and orders a badushah (an Indian dessert) in flawless Hindi. We mean — flawless.
"This guy makes badushahs. They're like an Indian donut. They're amazing," Stewart tells Liz. "Mujhe do badushah chahiye," he tells the vendor in the most stellar Hindi we've heard coming from any Khaleesi loyalist (not that we've heard any of them speaking Hindi — but we assume).
That's not all. Dinklage even flaunts his famous UN BFFs as he snubs Liz Lemon. "I knew I should have listened to my friends. Kofi (Annan - the 7th Secretary General of UN. Duh) said you were too good to be true," he tells her. And then he walks away — cuz, no one takes a Hindi-speaking, badushah-loving Peter Dinklage for granted, okay?