- The 10 most influential hashtags of the decade Today 6:30 AM
- A lonely grandma sought family to spend Christmas with on Craigslist Saturday 5:45 PM
- Airbnb bans white supremacists tied to Iron March forum Saturday 5:07 PM
- Did a Twitter user really get tricked into naming baby ‘Jack Ingof’? Saturday 4:46 PM
- State of emergency declared in New Orleans following ‘cyberattack’ Saturday 4:12 PM
- Video shows boy getting beat up–mom says it’s because he wore MAGA hat Saturday 3:54 PM
- Billboard changing albums chart to count YouTube streams Saturday 2:43 PM
- TikTok’s 20 most popular songs of 2019 Saturday 2:14 PM
- Greek gods memes are flooding Reddit thanks to TV reboot rumors Saturday 1:47 PM
- Anti-impeachment protesters aimlessly fumble through halls of Congress Saturday 12:54 PM
- Everything we know so far about the Xbox Series X Saturday 12:17 PM
- ASMR YouTuber Life with MaK says she was branded a ‘Nazi’ by online smear campaign Saturday 10:46 AM
- Voters duped by fake ex-Bloomberg intern’s tweet about being fired Saturday 9:47 AM
- HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ and the fantasy of competence Saturday 8:00 AM
- Cómo ver Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington en el UFC 245 Saturday 7:00 AM
The viral coffee cup that appeared in a scene in Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones is gone.
HBO digitally removed the evidence of modern catering services from the fantasy series after screengrabs of the goof spread across social media. As of Tuesday morning, the to-go coffee cup no longer appears on a table in front of Daenerys Targaryen in “The Last of the Starks” on HBO Now and HBO Go.
The cup, which many viewers said looked like a Starbucks-branded cup, was one of the most tweeted-about moments of the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Some couldn’t believe that a series with a $90-million budget for its eighth and final season would be so careless as to leave a to-go cup in a shot—and not notice it was there before the episode aired. The cup was the subject of many memes.
3 ways to watch Game of Thrones for free
In a statement on Monday, HBO gave a tongue-in-cheek response to the coffee cup: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
Starbucks, seemingly happy to cash in on accidental product placement, tweeted “TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink”—referring to Daenerys.
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
Despite all the attention, HBO quickly removed the cup from the scene. Personally, I think the company should have left it in, as the episode is now known as the “Starbucks cup episode.” Let’s pour one out for the coffee cup.
- ‘Game of Thrones’ really left a to-go cup on set
- ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners staged cameo during infamous Starbucks scene
- Everyone wants Dany to go full-on Mad Queen and burn down King’s Landing
- Jon Snow didn’t pet his direwolf before leaving Winterfell, and fans are distraught
NOW HEAR THIS:
How linguist David J. Peterson created the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for Game of Thrones
Introducing 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, a weekly comedy show where Alli Goldberg and Jen Jamula (two actors who perform bizarre internet content on stage) have hilarious and humanizing conversations with Bronies, top Reddit mods, professional ticklers, video game archaeologists, dating app engineers, adult babies, cuddling specialists, vampires, Jedi, living dolls, and more.
Subscribe to 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST in your favorite podcast app.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.