Late-Night Comedians Nerd Out Over Darkness of 'Avengers: Endgame of Thrones' Weekend
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Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert and Corden let their geek flags fly as they peered through the darkness to see "Game of Thrones" and sat through all the credits of "Avengers: Endgame."

It was a huge weekend for geek culture, with "Avengers: Endgame" dominating the box office while "Game of Thrones" took over social media and television screens.

The one-two punch was so massive that every late-night host jumped into the fray, with most of them having found time for both epic battles. Poor Stephen Colbert shared his horrific theater experience trying to enjoy "Avengers: Endgame," while everyone seemed to struggle to see the "Battle of Winterfell" through the darkness.

But while people on social media are still getting trashed and students are getting threatened over spoilers to either big property, the late-night hosts took different approaches. Jimmy Kimmel had a few minor ones, but promised guests Josh Brolin would offer none.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon stayed focused on the media reaction to the show and film, leaving the content largely untouched. And then there's James Corden. We'll just let him say it and you can take it as our own spoiler warning as well.

"Just a warning, there are some spoilers ahead," Corden told his audience before getting into the meat of the show. "If you haven't seen it, you know, this is me pretending like I care."

Consider yourself duly warned. But really, the best solution is to just go see them if you at all care because everyone wants to talk about what happened on both of them.

"The Late Late Show with James Corden"

"Between 'Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones,' this was basically Super Bowl weekend for virgins," James Corden said at the top of his show.

While he didn't spend as much time talking about the epic battle on "Game of Thrones" as one might think after his spoiler warning, he did right to the climax and actually showed the pivotal final moment when the Night King confronted Bran and then Arya came flying out of nowhere and stabbed him literally to pieces.

"He just exploded into shards of ice like he was in a commercial for a new frosty, cool breath mint," Corden said. And yeah, if anyone hadn't seen the episode yet and didn't want the biggest moment spoiled, they totally tuned into the wrong show.

"Apparently it was the most tweeted about television episode of all time," Corden said -- though we suspect that record may fall in a very short span of time.

Corden then turned to another camera with a very serious look on his face. "The takeaway from this is that you all need to start tweeting about this show a little bit more," he said sternly.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Jimmy Kimmel totally confessed to nerding out Sunday night, and he did it in style. Apparently, the Chinese Theater ran a screening of "Game of Thrones," which Kimmel followed by watching "Avengers: Endgame." It was back-to-back nerdgasms and he was feeling the pressure of it.

"It was such a nerd night I almost beat myself up," he joked. "I gave myself a wedgie and a swirly."

It was also a late night, as Kimmel admitted he hung around through the end credits until 1 a.m. for the post-credits scene that wasn't there. "I'm waiting through all the credits with a bunch of other disappointed idiots," he said. "Some of them may still be in the theater."

As for "Game of Thrones," even though he did see it in a theater, Kimmel echoed one of the episode's biggest criticisms, and that's that it was simply too dark to follow what was going on half the time. "it was like listening to a very violent podcast," Kimmel said.

"There were so many blacked out parts of the show I thought I was reading the Mueller Report at one point."

To help out any fans confused by what they didn't quite see, Kimmel also offered up another installment of his popular "Game of Phones" service, where real "GoT" cast-members answer your most ridiculous questions. You can check out the newest commercial below:

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Jimmy Fallon made the same comparison as Jimmy Kimmel, calling "Game of Thrones" latest episode "the Mueller Report of TV shows."

"They redacted the whole thing," he joked. "Even the president was like, 'I can't see a thing.' His staff was like, 'Sir, your TV is off.'"

He, too, was overwhelmed by the weekend sharing these two huge moments for long-running genre epics. "It was the first time kids had to tell parents, okay, that's enough screen time," he said.

Fallon then looked at some of the wildest stories to come out surrounding "Avengers: Endgame," like the woman who hyperventilated in China and had to be taken to the hospital, and the teacher whose warning about spoilers went viral. Fallon showed the sign, which told students to say nothing about the film until the sign comes down.

"The kids were like, no problem," Fallon said. "They ripped the sign down and told him who died."

Fallon then marveled at all the box office records the film had broken, including its $350 million domestic opening weekend and it's $1.2 billion global haul. But then he looked at some lesser known records like, 'Most Parents Leaning Over to Ask Which X-Man Is That?' and 'Most Hot Dudes Named Chris in a Single Movie.'

"Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

But far and away, the greatest breakdown of the whole weekend was poor Stephen Colbert's theater experience. We've all been there, when things just don't go right. Sometimes there's issues with the lights or the sound. Sometimes there's both.

But while the light issue got fixed within the first few minutes, the sound problem was far more problematic and longer lasting. "We had all of the dialogue but none of the soundtrack," Colbert tried to explain. "If you didn't react at all, like breathe too heavy, you could hear them talking. So it was a really quiet, don't-crinkle-your-wrapper kind of viewing of 'Avengers: Endgame.'"

But all was not lost as a guy with a trash can and a mop came in to talk to them about it ... two hours into the movie! According to Colbert, the man told them, "My manager will be on this as soon as-- The lines are really long outside. They've been long all day and as soon as the lines are down, he will turn the sound up."

"So I did see the movie," Colbert said of his experience. "I'm looking forward to hearing the movie the next time I go."

Colbert, who is an unabashed genre fans, kicked off his show with the perfect mashup of the weekend's two biggest shows, and offered an explanation as to just what the hell Bran was doing during the whole battle that seems totally legit to us. Check it out below:

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