Filming Game of Thrones must be physically taxing. It’s only fair that the cast and crew might need a Starbucks boost to keep up the momentum, even at the cost of including a coffee cup in one of the frames (which indeed happened in the latest episode and was pretty funny).
However, CNN reports that the Starbucks coffee cup cameo has been cut short. The show’s creators digitally removed the caffeine goblet, and it is no longer visible on the episode’s streamable version on HBO Go.
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“I can’t believe it. Our prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000%,” Executive producer Bernie Caulfield explains. “If that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.”
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Image via CNN
The biggest mistake of all, as it turns out, wasn’t even the presence of a Starbucks coffee, but the coffee being portrayed as Daenerys’ choice of beverage.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,” the show’s producers added. “#Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
There was a major mistake in Episode 4 of Game of Throneslast night and it’s a pretty hilarious one. During the big dinner scene in the episode as Tormund toasts Jon Snow, Daenerys sulks in the background, giving Jon the side eye for all the attention he’s getting. However, eagle eyed viewers noticed an unusual object in the background, right next to Daenerys. What was the object? Why, a modern day Starbucks coffee cup, all of things! The plastic looking thing stood out in contrast to the rustic, moodily lit surroundings of the Winterfell hall and although a little hard to spot, you can’t unsee it once you do.
See if you can spot the offending latte in this GIF below:
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Naturally, the Internet reacted to this error with the usual storm of hilarious tweets and reactions. Here are some of the best ones below:
1. After last week's #GameOfThrones, the cinematographer had to fight off criticism that it was too dark and people couldn't see.
2. So this week he inserts an offending Starbucks cup into dark scene.
Felt like a failure today but then I saw that dozens of production and post-production crew failed to see that a Starbucks cup was left in a Game Of Thrones shot from their third to last episode ever & now I feel better.
Oops! That was a considerable blooper, that’s for sure. Perhaps this was all part of a strange tie in deal with Starbucks! After all, who wouldn’t want to have a Starbucks cup that says this on it?
It is always hilariously baffling when things like this happen, considering Game of Thrones’s massive production costs. Still, it provided many great laughs and memes from the fanbase. Did you catch the Starbucks mug in all its glory in this episode? What was your reaction to it? Let us know in the comments!