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By Sarah Storkin
Observer Staff Writer 

Starbucks Coffee Cup Finds it's Way Onto Game of Thrones Set

With 25,000 locations in the United States, Starbucks apparently also opened one in Wakanda

 

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A modern-day coffee cup was spotted in a scene of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night. Gaffes like this aren't uncommon in filmmaking. With so many moving parts, things that aren't supposed to be in a frame can sometimes be found once the final cut has made it to screen. The incident took on a life of its own on Twitter after the episode aired.

Apparently, A Man Needs caffeine to get through a dark and stormy night on Westeros. A Starbucks coffee cup was spotted in a scene of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night.

Many such errors have become famous in movie making. Nevertheless, the coffeecup took on a life of its own on Twitter after the episode aired.

"Movie blunders: Daenerys' Starbucks cup. Because even the Mother of Dragons needs a good cup o' Joe." wrote former US Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz.

"Surprised ppl joking around about the Starbucks cup on Game of Thrones. When our props guy on Catastrophe (Kevin Sloane) left a Red Sox cap on a counter in a scene I had him fired that day & blacklisted as well. He died a few weeks later of what doctors called "a broken heart."" posted Rob Delaney.

"You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?!" Tweeted Jenna Guillame.

Others pointed out that Jamie Lannister was holding a Starbucks Cup in Season 2 of Game of Thrones. So this is the second Starbucks slip up for the show.

Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plots and a large ensemble cast, but follows three story arcs. The first arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it. The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm's deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled and is plotting a return to the throne. The third story arc follows the Night's Watch, a brotherhood defending the realm against the fierce peoples and legendary creatures of the North.

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Scotland, Spain, and the United States.

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You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?!

The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and will conclude with its eighth season, which premiered on April 14, 2019.

Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. It has been acclaimed by critics, particularly for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) has been criticized. The series has received 47 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most by a drama series, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation (2012–2014), a 2011 Peabody Award, and five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama (2012 and 2015–2018).

 

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