Being one of the most popular shows in the world, Game of Thrones already receives plenty of attention. But after a modern-looking coffee cup made its way into Episode 4 of Season 8, “The Last of the Starks”, the moment blew up on social media, with fans, the cast, and even HBO making light of the mistake.
Once the episode aired, fans noticed the coffee cup and started posting jokes and memes on social media about it. While many viewers assumed it was a Starbucks cup based on the shape and look of the cup, the cup was actually just a coffee cup from Game of Thrones craft services, according to the Wall Street Journal.
HBO responded with a humorous statement about the mistake, saying that “the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
News from Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019
Following the blow-up, Starbucks even chimed in about the cup, even though it turned out not to be from the coffee chain:
TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
Now, the episode has been edited to take the modern-looking coffee cup out of the scene, according to The Verge, who first noticed the change. Here’s how it looks now:
— The Verge (@verge) May 7, 2019
You can see the cup in the scene in this shot here:
— Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup (@GameStarbucks) May 6, 2019
Here’s a look at some of the best reactions from the cast and fans of the show:
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019
a starbucks cup had more scenes in season 8 than ghost had in season 7
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) May 6, 2019
That Starbucks Cup in Game of Thrones was not a mistake, just wait until the last episode: pic.twitter.com/VS34GKrfbq
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) May 6, 2019
— Brianna Graham ❁ (@OTHERALIAS_) May 6, 2019
Did you guys see the detail from the Starbucks cup on Game of Thrones? pic.twitter.com/OuM1kJxKvo
— Josh Hara (@yoyoha) May 6, 2019
While I know a lot of people are commenting on the Starbucks cup gaffe from last night’s “Game of Thrones” episode, can we also please discuss the giant bucket of KFC sitting on Bran’s lap during the funeral scene for no apparent reason? pic.twitter.com/cKyv7fTsBB
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) May 7, 2019
— Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019
— Sevde Kurt (@birinsan) May 6, 2019
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice pic.twitter.com/BOPdolRhXz
— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 6, 2019