George R. R. Martin to Make a Cameo on ‘Game of Thrones’: Which Other Creators Should Follow Suit?

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News recently broke that "Game of Thrones" creator George R. R. Martin is slated to make a cameo appearance in Season 4 of the HBO fantasy series.

This will actually be Martin's second cameo on the series. He was actually featured in the pilot, but because so many roles were re-cast after the pilot, the footage featuring Martin was unusable.

Creator cameos are nothing new in the TV world. TV shows as diverse as "Dexter," "Sons of Anarchy," "The X-Files, and "Lost" all featured cameo appearances by their respective creators.

With Martin slated to appear in Season 4 of "Thrones" (which technically hasn't even been renewed for the fourth season yet), TV fans are wondering what other show creators should make cameo appearances in their own work. Here are some fan-favorite creators who should take the plunge and insert themselves into their own shows.

Joss Whedon, "S.H.I.E.L.D."

Whedon directed "The Avengers," which was box-office gold. Subsequently, he got a pilot greenlit for a "S.H.I.E.L.D" TV series. While the pilot hasn't been picked up to series yet, fans are hopeful that it will be. And if it is picked up, chances are good Whedon will make a cameo.

Whedon has a habit of inserting himself into his projects: On "Buffy," he was the voice of a newscaster in the show's first season. He later went on to play the man interviewing River Tam for the "Firefly"-inspired "R. Tam Sessions."

The ideal cameo for Whedon on the "S.H.I.E.L.D." series would have Whedon sitting at a desk, reading comic books. He'd speak to Agent Coulson about the comics and lament that he doesn't really want to read them anymore.

"They keep killing off the best characters, and then bringing them back with some stupid explanation," Whedon would lament, making a tongue-in-cheek reference to "The Avengers," as well as Whedon's other TV projects.

Eric Kripke, "Revolution"

There are all kinds of small roles to be filled on "Revolution," with the show traveling to new locations nearly every week. Show creator Eric Kripke would be great as the president of California or as a rebel leader.

Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"

The ideal cameo for Matthew Weiner would be on the "Mad Men" finale, as the husband of a woman who was seduced by Don Draper. The husband could come after Don, shooting and killing him in a jealous rage. It might just be the most "meta" TV death ever: a creator killing off his creation in the show's finale.
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