HBO, Starbucks respond to coffee cup cameo in Game of Thrones scene

A rogue coffee cup was spotted by fans in the fourth episode of the final season of Game of Thrones.

Coffee cup appearance stirs up reactions from fans and show creators

Nathalie Emmanuel, from left, Emilia Clarke and Conleth Hill appear in a scene from Game of Thrones that aired Sunday. In a surprising gaffe, the fourth episode of the final season included a modern-day takeout coffee cup left on a table during a celebration. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)

Game of Thrones fans got a taste of the modern world when eagle-eyed viewers spotted a takeout coffee cup on the table during a celebration in which the actors drank from goblets and horns.

The characters Daenerys and Jon did not react to the out of place cup in Sunday's episode.

HBO clarified with a light-hearted statement about the craft services cup's appearance. 

The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake — Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.- HBO

It was initially not clear where the coffee cup came from. But that didn't stop some viewers who took to Twitter to guess it was from Starbucks.

Starbucks confirmed fan speculation after posting a cheeky tweet about the Mother of Dragons' drink of choice. 

Many viewers complained the show should have caught the gaffe.

Even the show's executive producer, Bernie Caulfield, expressed disbelief that the cup made it on screen.

"Our onset prop people and decorators are so on it, 1,000 per cent," she said in an interview with American journalist, Alison Stewart on WNYC's "All of It."


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