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No, Game of Thrones Didn't Accidentally Show a Pickup Truck


Alexander Zalben

Game of Thrones infamous Starbucks gaffe isn't the first time the show has been accused of putting an anachronism mistakenly in one of its scenes.

Back in Season 7, a particular screenshot went viral on Reddit and Twitter, purporting to show a pickup truck in the background of Game of Thrones' sixth episode from that season.

Only problem? That shot wasn't actually there.

We'll show you the screenshot in question, which was grabbed on Snacphat and then passed around on various other social media sites. Check it out:


Game of Thrones

In the scene, one of the minor (read: disposable) characters trapped North of the Wall by an unstoppable army of undead wights falls off a small cliff and gets ripped apart. If there was, in fact, a pickup truck in the background of the scene that would be a huge gaffe for a show known for its excellent production values. Hey, maybe they're close to the end, so they just don't care anymore -- and the final scene of the series will just be Kit Harington taping his lines on Skype from his apartment. Right?

But that above snapshot isn't from a scene in the show. In fact, it's from a behind-the-scenes video about the episode, approximately 9 minutes and 24 seconds in:


Game of Thrones: The Frozen Lake

Compare that to the actual shots shown in the episode, which go from a direct angle on the character falling, to being ripped apart, to a look up at Jon Snow, to being ripped apart, then back to Jon Snow. The angle screenshotted (the one clearly used by the documentary crew) isn't there:


Game of Thrones: The Frozen Lake

So could the pickup truck still be around? Sure. Also, there were probably a few more trucks offscreen, as well as craft services and -- pick up your jaw off the floor -- some cameras. Just know that next time you see this posted on @LOLThronesMistakes or whatever: it's not real.

Beric Dondarrion's flaming sword totally is, though.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.