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Video: WeHo's Drought PSA Is A Scorching 'Game Of Thrones' Parody

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Looks like the perils of Westeros aren't far off from those of West Hollywood.

The city of West Hollywood has created an epic Game Of Thrones parody to encourage residents to conserve water during the ongoing drought, according to WEHOville. The short video, appropriately titled "Winter is Coming! But the Drought is Far From Over," features many of the HBO show's familiar characters— played by local actors—struggling to survive in an arid, drought-ridden landscape that looks more like the desert of Dorne than Laurel Canyon.

Cue the strings of the unmistakable Game Of Thrones theme song and the rotating globe—this time with West Hollywood popping up from the map. There's Daenerys Targaryen parched on the ground, The Hound gasping for a drop of water, and Tyrion Lannister warns, "Who knows how long it will last," in this case referring to our unrelenting drought as opposed to an imposing Winter. They've even got Jon Snow watching out over WeHo, "I've sworn to protect the realms of men, but who will save us when the water runs out." It's awesome.

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And, yes, there's a dragon, as well as a scorched Santa Monica Boulevard median, brown lawns and a dried-out fountain in front of the Pacific Design Center. They really went for it.

"Winter Is Coming" is the latest installment in WeHo's impressive line-up of funny PSAs, which also includes "The WeHoans" warning of street closures and "Alice in WeHoLand" promoting pedestrian safety. This latest video is released in partnership with the water-sustainability campaign “Change the Course,” which has partnered with Participant Media, National Geographic Society and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to encourage communities to conserve.

The campaign encourages viewers to take a free pledge reduce their water footprint and text-message (text WEHO to 77177) to help restore 1,000 gallons of water to endangered rivers.