The Starbucks cup in front of the mother of dragons was the most talked about part of the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Pretty interesting because people were beheaded, animals disrespected, and some characters had sex for the first time. But naw, we like to talk about the cup.
How could they not notice it before it aired?
Was it paid for secretly by Starbucks?
Or was Daenerys just trying to stay alert while others were drinking ale?
Game of Thrones executive producer Bernie Caulfield admitted in an interview with WNYC that the cup from our universe was an honest fail.
“I can’t believe [it]. Our onset prop people and decorators are so on it. 1,000 percent. I just honestly can’t… Nowadays you just can’t believe what you see, because people can put things into a photo that really doesn’t exist, but I guess, maybe it was there. I’m not sure. We’re sorry! Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks. It’s a known fact.”
So no paid endorsements. Just a mistake.
But check this out. Not the first time something was left in a shot. Check out this pickup truck.
Here's some of our favorite comments about the cup for you to enjoy.