See how Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert reacted to a Starbucks cup making its way in to Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones is one of the most analyzed shows on television. With millions of fans dissecting each scene, it’s not often that something goes unnoticed. And when a Starbucks coffee cup was left in one scene, fans really noticed.
Among the millions and millions of Game of Thrones are the late night hosts. Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert are especially dedicated to the HBO show. Kimmel has probably interviewed more of the cast. than anyone. Colbert has also proposed some of the more unique endings for the show.
The mistake of leaving a Starbucks cup in Sunday’s episode went viral. HBO released a statement refuting that it was a Starbucks cup but admitted to the error.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! covered the story on Monday night’s show. Maybe because he is such a hardcore fan, but Kimmel was quick to defend Game of Thrones for the mistake.
As Game of Thrones has progressed over eight seasons, some fans have been more vocal about criticizing lapses in logic. The speed at which characters travel or how they manage to escape seemingly dire situations have upset some fans who feel “taken out” of the experience. This Starbucks story certainly doesn’t help.
But for Kimmel, that is an overreaction. A show with dragons, magic, and zombies should be allowed to slip up with a coffee cup every once in a while. Kimmel was probably just glad that no one took a sip from the cup and subjected him to the sound of slurping.
On The Late Show Stephen Colbert also came to the defense of Game of Thrones. Colbert said that GoT does not make mistakes, even when it comes to a latte in Winterfell.
A Game of Thrones/Avengers: Endgame crossover? Colbert’s idea sounds like the perfect solution for fans not quite ready to say goodbye. It’s hard to argue with someone like Colbert who is something of an expert when it comes to fantasy lore.
The Starbucks cup is a funny moment that will be a small blip when the history of Game of Thrones is written. We can forgive the cast and crew for the mistake considering how hard they’ve worked over the past 10 years to deliver one of the best shows on television. If Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert can forgive, so can fans.