Game of Thrones Somehow Left a Starbucks Cup in a Scene in Season 8, Episode 4

How did this happen?! Game of Thrones somehow left a Starbucks cup sitting in the middle of a season 8 scene. See the cup for yourself, and check out the hilarious memes it spawned.

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Uh, I don't think that's a cup of Dornish red.

Somehow, Game of Thrones managed to leave a Starbucks sup sitting smack-dab in the middle of a scene in Sunday night's episode. Of all the unexpected things to happen in episode four (including Jaime and Brienne having sex! (opens in new tab)), this gaffe just might take the cake.

The Starbucks cup is visible in the Winterfell celebratory dining hall scene, when Tormund Giantsbane is singing Jon Snow's praises as Daenerys Targaryen looks on...rather unhappily. (Jon, aka Aegon Targaryen (opens in new tab), is the only person with a better claim to the throne than hers.) In a shot of Dany staring at the two friends, the Starbucks cup is just chillin' on the table. Whoops.

You can see it for yourself if you fast-forward the episode to 17:38. Or, look right here. The Starbucks cup is in the bottom right:

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In case you need help seeing it (Game of Thrones, why are you so dark? (opens in new tab)), we went ahead and lightened it up for you:

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Fans were shocked that the highly-produced HBO series—the show that spent 55 nights filming the most epic battle in TV history—fell victim so such a simple gaffe.

"They really took two years to make six episodes and left a Starbucks cup in a scene," one viewer pointed out.

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Games of Thrones fans quickly took to the internet to fire off some Starbucks cup memes, and many of them are very entertaining. Who knew some of the the best Game of Thrones memes (opens in new tab) would involve this silly mistake?.

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What's next? A Big Mac sitting on the Iron Throne? We'll be looking out, Game of Thrones.

Jordyn Taylor is the Deputy Editor of Content at Men's Health. She's covered health, wellness, fitness, and lifestyle since 2013, and has previously worked as a reporter and editor at Mic and the New York Observer.