HBO might have quietly removed the accidental Starbucks coffee cup that ended up being the highlight of 'Game of Thrones' episode 5 of season 8, but fans are having a hard time getting over the slip up as it is equally hilarious and unnoticeable. And it is perhaps the same thrill that inspired fans to dig deeper into previous episodes of the show and discover a slew of such amusing mistakes over the years. From rubber swords to modern fashion, and even electronic devices that weren't pulled out from the scene before the shot made the final cut — eagle-eyed fans have discovered quite the collection of on-screen goofs!
The mistakes begin all the way back in the very first episode of season 1, as Gizmodo points out, where an extra is seen walking around in a pair of jeans and a jacket — something that wasn't a part of the Starks' and Lannisters' wardrobes. But while these clothing items were shows far before their time in the pilot episode, in the second season's episode 'The Prince of Winterfell', props and other items keep disappearing from the scene and reappearing at different spots.
Within the first 30 seconds of a conversation with his sister Cersei (Lena Heady), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) can be seen with a napkin that magically moves from the table to his armor, then his lap, followed by the table, before ending up back on his armor again — in different scenes, of course. Every time the camera shows Tyrion, his napkin can be spotted in a new location.
But while we can expect magic and fantasy at the oddest moment on the show with undead people and dragons, which can help justify the mystery of the moving napkin, how does one justify a random computer cord peeking out from under Stannis Baratheon's leg? Gizmodo pointed out the goof up from season five's episode 'Mother's Mercy' where Stannis lay slouched and defeated propped up against a tree with the electronic gadget making a special guest appearance too.
Stannis' electronic device is still a better slip up than giving the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and later King in the North, Jon Snow aka the Aegon Targaryen — get this — a rubber sword! The prop department really messed up during season six's 'Battle of the Bastards' — what was probably the most iconic moment in the entire series for the character played by Kit Harrington — by giving him a rubber sword as Jon took over the battle.
This isn't the first slip up with weapons on the show though. One of the Sandsnakes, Nymeria Sand, was seen attacking Cersei's laughter Myrcella in an episode of season five, where her weapon — a whip — magically changed to a knife in the very next shot.
It's crazy how these slip-ups keep happening most commonly during the most intense of scenes. Take Jon's resurrection courtesy Melissandre (Carice van Houten) in season seven. As Jon comes back to life, we see him sporting a massive scar on his face. Just moments later, the same scar is magically absent from his face. Strange! But nothing beats fans' outrage over the scenic portrayal of King's Landing in season eight's episode four as the southern land is supposed to be surrounded by water on all sides, which was replaced by vast quantities of sand in the latest episode, giving it more of a desert vibe.
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