HBO jokes about ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee cup


You may have heard today of the little snafu among Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” episode, in which, a Starbucks coffee cup is seen on a table during one of the scenes (you can see it on the table in the picture above).  Joining in on the fun is HBO itself offering a humorous rebuttal.  USA Today’s Jayme Deerwester captures the sequence eloquently:

You didn’t need to be a three-eyed raven to spot the decidedly non-medieval, paper Starbucks coffee cup during the post-battle feast scene in Sunday’s post-battle episode, “The Last of the Starks.” 

It appears a crew member forgot to sweep the head table for anachronisms before filming. Therefore, the to-go cup was still on the table while Jon Snow (Kit Harington) partied and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) pouted following the Night King’s defeat.

Rather than get defensive, HBO cracked a joke of its own Monday in a statement: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

Unsurprisingly, the oversight inspired Starbucks jokes from viewers – and it probably made the producers wish they’d left the lights off a little while longer after the Battle of Winterfell.

Fashion bloggers Tom & Lorenzo actually mocked the cinematographer directly, throwing last week’s TV-tuning advice back at him: “A lot of the problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly to make coffee cups disappear.”

Naturally, there were barista jokes, with folks wishing they could see the back of the cup to see how badly Daenery’s name and titles were botched.  Saladin Ahmed @saladinahmed took the cup’s presence as proof that Dany is officially entitled and basic.this cup was accidentally on-screen last night so as far as I’m concerned entitled starbucks dany is now canon 

“As far as I’m concerned entitled starbucks dany is now canon,” he cracked.

  • 05/06/2019
  • Jayme Deerwester