We have waited HOW LONG for the final season of Game of Thrones? So, in the final six episodes, that have been massaged for over a year, are you telling me that someone just MISSED the fricken Starbucks coffee cup that was in the scene with The Mother of Dragons?
Bullshit, Game of Thrones.
No way did they MISS the Starbucks cup in the editing room? No way did they miss the Starbucks cup in the screenings. No way did they miss the rogue Starbucks cup without some serious marketing dollars being exchanged.
Starbucks paid for the most expensive product placement in the most popular and expensive show in TV’s history. Game of Thrones is going to be VIRAL every Sunday for the next three weeks. And this week, the Starbucks show ran last night, the biggest news in social media was the fkin Starbucks cup that someone missed.
What do you think?
I’m a GoT fan, but I think the bucks stops here. It’s too late to fire the intern who accidentally left the cup in the shot. The editing and payola happened months ago. The Starbucks cup was a paid advertisement that broke the internet today. And while the memes were funny, the sell-out was soul-crushing for us purists. Well done, Starbucks.
Regardless, if Starbucks has their act together they’re going to offer some serious GoT specials over the next few weeks as we wrap up the Westeros universe.
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