A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Producer Just Threw Around Some Shady Blame For That Coffee Cup Snafu

Even if you haven’t seen the latest episode of the final season of Game of Thrones (and don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this article), you likely heard about that coffee cup snafu. It was only all over the internet.

If you’re only seeing it now, then you’re welcome.

The cup’s appearance sure had fans riled up, and many expressed their disbelief that a season that took two years to complete could feature such an error.

HBO later apologized, confirming that “the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake.”

Mistake or not, that rogue coffee cup didn’t stop the show’s executive producer Bernie Caulfield from throwing some shady blame at some of the people who worked on the episode.

In an interview with WNYC, Caulfield said “our onset prop people and decorators are so on it,” implying that they definitely were not that particular day on set:

“I can’t believe [it]. Our onset prop people and decorators are so on it. 1,000 percent. I just honestly can’t… Nowadays you just can’t believe what you see, because people can put things into a photo that really doesn’t exist, but I guess, maybe it was there. I’m not sure. We’re sorry! Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks. It’s a known fact.”

Ouch. We get the sentiment, but you’d think someone would have seen that error over two years of production and editing!

Worse things could have happened. Daenerys Targaryen could have been drinking coffee from a Keurig, for starters.

For what it’s worth, the jokes kept coming.

Where do we even begin?

A fair assessment.

Plot twist!

There are two episodes left, so we’re bound to find out.

This sounds like it came straight out of “Inside the Episode”:

Starbucks even had a good laugh at the whole fiasco:

Interestingly enough, the coffee cup wasn’t from Starbucks at all. Caulfield revealed it came from a coffee chain in Belfast, where the episode was filmed.

Now that that cup is a bonafide star, we look forward to its role in at least one of the upcoming Game of Thrones spinoffs. A prequel showing us just how it got there and survived the White Walkers would be ideal.