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Here's How to Replace All ‘Game of Thrones’ Internet Spoilers with Characters from the Show 'Friends’

Daniel Howley
Technology Editor
Yahoo Tech

Brace yourselves; the Game of Thrones spoilers are coming. The fifth season of HBO’s insanely popular saga made its debut this past Sunday, and the Internet just can’t stop talking about it –– or ruining it for you.

If you’re like me and missed it, that means you’re going to spend your days quickly scrolling past any mention of the show on social media and on your favorite websites for fear of even the slightest spoiler.

Thankfully, there’s a new browser extension called Friends of Thrones that will save you from spoilers by replacing anything you see about Game of Thrones with the characters from NBC’s Friends.

Ridiculous? You bet. Worth trying? Definitely.

Available for Google’s Chrome browser, Friends of Thrones is a plug-in that once installed promises to change any Game of Thrones spoilers into scenes from the show Friends.

Right now, the extension only changes names of Game of Thrones characters to Friends characters. So instead of seeing something about Jon Snow and The Wall, you’ll instead see references to Phoebe and Phoebe’s apartment.

Of course, you can still use context clues to piece together what the text actually says. But why would you want to do that? Are you trying to spoil the show for yourself?

In the future, the folks behind Friends of Thrones will add an update that changes photos of Game of Thrones characters to images of characters from Friends. They’re also working on changing video spoilers to play Friends videos.

Friends of Thrones is still a work in progress, though, so it’s far from perfect at the moment. But if installing it means you can browse the web without fear of having one of the best shows on TV spoiled by that high school friend on Facebook that you never talk to, then sign me up.

Email Daniel Howley at dhowley@yahoo-inc.com; follow him on Twitter at@DanielHowley or on Google+.