HBO has responded to the Coffee Cup Blunder in S8-E4, admitting that it was a mistake. In a press release
HBO stated, “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea”, making fun of itself for the apparent mistake.
According to the Variety, in an email GOT’s art director Hauke Richter said “Things can get forgotten on set. The coffee cup error has been] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far.”
“Game of Thrones” season 8 episode 4 included a scene, where a disposable coffee cup resembling famous coffee brand, was visible on the table visible on a table in front of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), just before the 17:40 mark.
The cup seems to appear in the scene for nearly 2 seconds, but not a single thing goes unnoticed form eagle-eyed GOT fans. As soon as the episode ended #Starkbucks was on Twitter’s top 10 trending topics.
Here are some reactions to the coffee-cup blunder in the latest episode doing rounds on social media.
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019
— Nehal Mahran (@NehalMahran) May 6, 2019
ooooh i get it now they all have STARBUCKS names pic.twitter.com/SSj5skShLo
— jonny sun’s new book is out now!! (@jonnysun) May 6, 2019
my favorite show in the entire world forgot a STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP ON THE TABLE WHILE FILMING pic.twitter.com/60z3pOCfg9
— zane (@zane) May 6, 2019
I thought this might be a joke to make us all rewatch that scene, but nope, it’s real. I took a picture too. It’s at 17:49 and it’s a pretty unmistakable coffee cup. https://t.co/uc8I0zoXiL
— Hollie Butler (@holliebutler) May 6, 2019
— Quote tweet! ᥬ😍᭄ᥬ🤣᭄ᥬ😝᭄ᥬ😷᭄ᥬ😂᭄ (@silentfox_123) May 6, 2019