HBO has edited out the infamous 'Game of Thrones' coffee cup

HBO has edited out the infamous 'Game of Thrones' coffee cup

Darren Sullivan
May 9, 2019

The viral coffee cup that appeared in a scene in Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones is gone.

HBO confirmed that a disposable coffee cup spotted by fans in last night's Game of Thrones was a mistake. How many people signed off on this episode without spotting that darn cup? 5? 10? 100?

The fact that a misplaced coffee has been the most discussed event of the final season of Game of Thrones may not bode too well for HBO. Season 8 has just two episodes left, which means the show as a whole is two episodes away from officially begin done.

The Star Wars actress has played Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO series for 8 seasons, and viewers have watched her go through an epic journey of being captured to becoming potential Queen of the seven kingdoms.

Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane has done a lot of terrible things in his time as Cersei Lannister's resident semi-undead bodyguard, executioner and personal Frankenstein's monster on Game of Thrones, but that doesn't mean the man behind the character is happy about it. "Sansa is petty, the north remembers", one person wrote on Reddit with the photo. "[The coffee cup error has been] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with Thrones so far", Richter said.

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The blunder has been an embarrassment for HBO and its flagship original series, especially as it comes down the home stretch in its final season, but the boo-boo isn't likely to damage the "Game of Thrones" brand in the long run. A spinoff is in the works.

Starbucks, for their part, didn't miss the opportunity to plug one of its coffee products one last time, tweeting: "TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink". "Our prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000%", Caulfield said.

Game of Thrones itself spoke out and added a banter-filled response to the gaffe, writing: "News from Winterfell".

If you need a refresher, a shot of the original scene can be seen below (with the coffee cup still intact).

The Verge was among the first to report the change and even made a cool GIF, because that's how we consume and reconsume entertainment media now.