Of all the twists and turns which ‘Game of Thrones’ is already throwing on its fans, one of the most quirkiest things which happened on the latest episode “The Last of the Starks,” was the sudden emergence of a supposedly misplaced cup of Starbucks coffee. Maybe it happened by mistake in one of the most extravagant shows on television? Or to take it on a lighter note it was perhaps one of those disastrous attempts by ‘GoT’ to promote the universal coffee chain.
Bernie Caulfield, an executive producer on the show said that the offending cup of coffee was just a plain mistake. “We’re sorry!” Caulfield quipped in one of his recent interview with WNYC radio, he also said that “Westeros was the first place to actually, you know, have Starbucks.”
Caulfield noted that such flaws happened very rarely on the sets of ‘GoT’ since its “prop people and decorators are very cautious but “if that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.” This mistake is surely a bit embarrassing for HBO but everyone who were involved in it seems to be taking it sportively and in good humour.
HBO is yet to confirm if it will be updating this episode to mask the misplaced Starbucks coffee cup through some movie-editing charm, but you can still find the cup can still find this cup on HBO’s streams of the episode. HBO has however released a statement and confirmed that “the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered herbal tea.” Read into that whatever you would like.
Starbucks was left equally surprised too.
Now it’s pretty clear that cup wasn’t meant to be used as an advertisement or endorsement as such, but it surely could open up new doors of opportunity like this.
“Starbucks, send us money!” quipped Caulfield, as the global coffee chain has begun to use this unintended cameo of their coffee cup to promote its Dragon Drink which is not at all related to Game of Thrones. But fans of both the parties apparently shouldn’t expect Daenerys to soon start sipping Starbucks espresso in the middle of some war council meetings.