See Philly's 'Sunny' star grill 'Thrones' cast

"Game of Thrones" stars Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's" Rob McElhenney (right)

Being famous has its privileges, and for Philly's Rob McElhenney, that includes getting to hang out with the folks from  HBO's "Game of Thrones."

"They asked me [and] I said yes," the creator and star of FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" told an audience at an event sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Hollywood Tuesday night as he prepared to moderate a panel discussion with the cast and producers of the HBO hit (which returns for its third season on March 31).

In case you're wondering how that happened.

McElhenney's first question was for author George R.R. Martin, from whose books the show is adapted.

The show sold out, but the academy's put it online (you'll need to fast-forward to 9:48, where the discussion begins).