A self-described Little Women superfan made the discovery while rewatching the film, and it went viral when she pointed out the mistake in a TikTok video.
The slip-up happens in an early scene, where sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth and their mother Marmee first meet their neighbour Laurie. Sure enough, there in the background is a Poland Spring plastic bottle and a silver Hydroflask reusable bottle.
See the original viral video, as well as the ensuing mass verification and disappointment below.
Of course, Little Women isn't the only victim of such a gaffe. Last year, Game of Thrones left coffee cups and water bottles on set during multiple episodes of its final season.
physically I'm okay but mentally I am the hydroflask in the background of Little Women pic.twitter.com/JjRwlXI3wT— Duncan🥈 (@kuncandastner) April 1, 2020
my therapist: the hydroflask and water bottle in the background in little women (2019) isn't real, it can't hurt you.— jo (@dynvmos) March 28, 2020
the hydroflask and water bottle in the background: pic.twitter.com/8X1sa9x9ES
Game of Thrones: here's a coffee cup lmao— Gwen Clarke (@GwenCIarke) March 29, 2020
Little Women: hold my hydroflask https://t.co/L3htkJvKCM
little women can afford having a water bottle and hydro flax in the background of a scene, as a treat— cherry (@eliosgorl) March 28, 2020
this was an intentional detail from director greta gerwig, she wanted to show how relevant to modern times the little women story is so she left little hints here and there to our current society. the story could be 200 years ago or current day. an awesome easter egg :D https://t.co/L2u3qki4wD— mio (@spdrvrs) March 28, 2020
the hydroflask in little women was symbolism for the patriarchy being upheld throughout the day and into centuries— kyra (@qhantomthread) March 29, 2020
no one:— connor (@contraconnor) March 28, 2020
the hydroflask in the background of that one shot in little women: https://t.co/mXxeXAIU8a
the hydroflask in little women realizing its sitting in the same room as saoirse ronan, florence pugh, emma watson, timothee chalamet, and laura dern pic.twitter.com/i8TSQ91nHf— Eliza STANlen (@gretagerwigflew) April 2, 2020
lmao they accidentally left a hydro flask in the background of little women pic.twitter.com/rgLUKXXnC1— losing it, (@prophethusband) April 2, 2020
timothée looking at our tweets clowning at him that his hydro flask was in a little women scene pic.twitter.com/5FrPG7940g— rebeca (@fiImparasite) March 28, 2020