Oh Internet, I love you so. One day something silly happens, and the next day it’s become a meme. Yesterday we were all giggling over the fact that a new Downton Abbey promotional photo mistakenly included a modern-day water bottle sitting on the mantelpiece behind Lord Grantham and Lady Edith. But the people of social media didn’t just have a giggle over it and move on. When do they ever? Instead there are now parody versions of the photo popping up with other modern objects Photoshopped into it.
For example, here you can see that an iPad has somehow made its way to the 1920s. Either that or the show is doing a very big time jump this season.
— Roman S. Koenig (@mercurykoenig) August 15, 2014
Figures Lord Grantham would be an early adopter. Look at him with that Google Glass. And it looks like Edith just wants to get back to her texting.
— J_m (@jimgroome) August 14, 2014
The Crawleys really do know how to decorate a house:
This Downton Abbey Situation is OUT OF CONTROL – Open your eyes people!! pic.twitter.com/GcB0gXoMSm
— Dixie (@dixieonline) August 15, 2014
Can’t believe nobody noticed this stuff.
Whoa, see if you can spot the historical mistake in this Downton Abbey photo! pic.twitter.com/5SBjoiNVia
— Michael Gebert (@skyfullofbacon) August 15, 2014
And it’s not just the water bottle photo. Looks like next season the servants will be saying “Pass the bucket, please.”
Downton Abbey producers release new promo photo from Series 5 pic.twitter.com/KsXhlaT87p
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) August 15, 2014
Sorry, Downton Abbey people. When you make a mistake, the people of the Internet won’t let you live it down. They’ll mock you mercilessly through Photoshop for at least a couple of days, before they find something else to make fun of. But when the show returns in January, I’ll probably still be tweeting my concern over where that lovely antique bottle went. It looked so classy next to that vase.
(Photo: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Ltd/ITV)