It’s funny to us now: GoT creators discuss infamous coffee cup gaffe

GoT followers went crazy on social media after spotting a misplaced takeaway cup on Daenerys’ (played by Emilia Clarke) table in a scene from the fourth episode of the eight season that aired on May 5.

“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have ended their months long silence over the coffee cup gaffe in the fourth episode of the shows final season.

“The Last of the Starks”, the fourth chapter of the shows eighth season, created stir on social media after eagle-eyed fans spotted a takeaway coffee cup placed on Daenerys Targaryens table during a celebratory scene when the heroes gathered to celebrate their victory at the Battle of Winterfell.

HBO initially participated in the online banter over the gaffe but after that, it swiftly removed the cup from the episode. Talking to Japans Star Channel, Benioff made light of the incident and said, “Its like in Persian rugs its tradition that you make a little mistake when making the rug, because only God can do anything perfect, so for us I guess that just was our (mistake).”

To this, Weiss added, “Thats why I put the coffee cup there. It was a conscious, concerted statement of our imperfection.” Turning a tad bit serious, Benioff said the whole team was concentrating on Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and therefore they did not notice the cup.


“At first I couldnt believe it, and then it was kind of embarrassment, because how did we not see this coffee cup in the middle of the shot? And then, eventually, it was just funny. This one is just a mistake, and its kind of funny to us now,” he added.