Game of Thrones Executive Producer Apologises After a Starbucks Coffee Cup Was Spotted in the Show’s Latest Episode

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UPDATE: HBO has finally removed the coffee cup from the scene where it was visible. Also, the cup isn’t from the coffee chain company, Starbucks, it actually came from the production’s craft services according to the WSJ.

On Sundays airing of Game of Thrones final season episode 4, a Starbucks coffee cup was spotted early during a scene in the Last of the Starks episode. The to-go cup was left on set and had fans irritated that a slip-up of this magnitude happened on TVs most expensive show – it has a budget of $15 million per episode.

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The episode has alot of drinking during it early scenes as they celebrate defeating the Night King and his army of white walkers in an episode that was shot for straight up 55 minutes and it’s only fair that everyone involved have some caffeine in their blood streams, am I right?

But others had a different take

Fans were wondering if it was a subtle product placement or just the cinematographers redeeming themselves after complaints of Episode 3 being too dark to see.

Memes ensued as usual.

My favourite

We now have answers. The out of place coffee cup wasn’t a product placement but a mistake that Game of Thrones Executive Bernie Caulfield is sorry fans had to see and that they’re sorry.

“If that’s the worst thing they’re finding then we’re in good shape.”


“If that’s the worst thing they’re finding then we’re in good shape,” he added in an optimistic tone when he had an interview with WNYC Radio.

We’re still yet to know if that scene will be updated to remove the cup. Game of Thrones even tweeted this out.

Catch up on more memes from previous Game of Thrones season 8 episodes here: Episode 1, Episode 2 , Episode 3 and Episode 4.

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