“Game of Thrones” Creators Finally Address that Coffee Cup Gaffe

David Benioff (Creator, Executive Producer), D. B. Weiss (Creator, Executive Producer) at the New York Red Carpet Premiere for HBO's final season of "Game of Thrones," Apr 2019. Photo by Marion Curtis/Starpix for HBO/REX/Shutterstock (10186109dk)

Game of Thrones creators have finally explained the now-infamous coffee cup mistake. 

In an interview with Japan’s Star Channel, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have finally talked about THE coffee cup that made an appearance in a shot during the fourth episode of the series’ final season. 

“I think in Persian rugs, it’s tradition that you make a little mistake when you’re making the rug because only God can do anything perfect, so for us I guess that was just our [mistake],” Benioff said.

“That’s why I put the coffee cup there… a conscious, concerted statement of our imperfection,” Weiss quipped. 

“We’re concentrating so much on Daenerys and Jon Snow that we just didn’t see this coffee cup right in the middle,” Benioff added. “So at first I couldn’t believe it, and then it was kind of embarrassment because, ‘How did we not see this coffee cup in the middle of the shot?'” 

Even though disbelief was followed by embarrassment, the duo feel that they now can laugh the whole thing off. 

”And then, eventually, it was just kind of funny. This one is just a mistake, and it’s kind of funny to us now, you know?” he said.

Watch the interview below.