A Starbucks Cup in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Other Anachronisms in Movies and TV

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A Starbucks Cup in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Other Anachronisms in Movies and TV
Medieval party drinks consist of wine, mead, and pumpkin spice latte?

Astute viewers of last night’s “Game of Thrones” episode may have noticed that a stray Starbucks coffee cup wandered on set and wound up right in front of Daenerys Targaryen.

We’ve suspended our disbelief for giant’s milk, but Starbucks coffee might be a bridge too far. This is without a doubt a fairly egregious offense against historical accuracy, insofar that “Game of Thrones” is a “historical” show (are dragons historical?). But some leeway may be in order considering the HBO series is not even close to the worst offender when it comes to anachronistic goofs.

Below are 14 examples of anachronisms in both TV and Film.

Kilts in “Braveheart

Imagine Mel Gibson as William Wallace giving his famous “freedom” speech in a horse urine soaked tunic instead of the traditional Scottish kilt. That probably would have been more repellent than inspiring,
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