HBO responds to Game of Thrones coffee cup mistake

The memes came nearly instantaneously as Thrones fans mocked the showrunners for their blunder.

It added that one of the show's characters had actually ordered a "herbal tea". As Variety noted, Jaime Lannister was pictured holding what appears to be a coffee cup in a behind-the-scenes clip from season 4, but that never made it into the final cut.

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

HBO's mistake was a lucrative one for Starbucks.

Others are pissed at the showrunners for making the decisions about what happened; there are even some calling the episode the worst in the show's history! Especially when it comes to something as nondescript as a coffee cup in a scene overflowing with food and drink and riotous partygoers.

Interestingly enough, the coffee cup wasn't from Starbucks at all.

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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.

None of the leaks have been substantiated yet, but many viewers are still pretty angry.

"TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink", the company said on Twitter, referring to its summer menu addition of a bright pink fruit and coconut milk beverage that contains the tropical dragon fruit, also known as pitaya.

We'd say someone on Thrones was about to get fired, but the show is done filming.

Now HBO has broken its silence on the hot topic, with executive producer Bernie Caulfield owning up to the mistake and issuing an apology to fans.

"I'm not saying Game Of Thrones was dark this week but I think Bran saw more than I did", said Matt Lucas on Twitter. But, yeah. We're sorry! This past Sunday night brought Episode 4, and after tensions ran high (both political and bedroom related), we're fast approaching the penultimate moment in the battle for the Iron Throne.

  • Marlene Weaver