“Game of Thrones” fans spot coffee cup during scene and Twitter couldn’t believe it

Posted at 10:49 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 12:49:21-04
“Game of Thrones” fans spotted a very unlikely drinking source –– a modern coffee cup –– in Westeros during Sunday night’s broadcast. Eagle-eyed viewers on the internet poked fun at the show for its embarrassing oversight.

In the fourth episode of season 8, titled “The Last of the Starks,” as characters gathered for a feast at Winterfell following their costly battle, cameras caught (at the 17:40 mark) what appeared to many to be a Starbucks cup just an arm’s length away from Daenerys Targaryen.

The show’s art director, Hauke Richter, told TMZ on Monday that the cup wasn’t from Starbucks, but from a local coffee shop in Northern Ireland, where many of the scenes are shot. Richter added he was “certain” that it was an accident: “We are usually so diligent that this does not happen. The shoot was very hard and demanding and it is likely that after a very tiring ep 3 shoot, this was simply overlooked by an exhausted crew.”

HBO offered a tongue-in-cheek statement about the snafu, saying: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

Twitter users still blitzed the show’s producers about the mistake, considering the current season cost millions to produce and took two years to make it to our screens.

“You’re telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn’t even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?!” one user wrote.

“Imagine HBO spending millions on every single episode and being done over by a single coffee cup. Guess Dany didn’t get the memo about reusable chalices #GameofThrones,” another tweeted.