Andy Samberg tests the limits of HBO Now’s password sharing during the Emmys

21 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Andy Samberg reveals ‘working’ HBO Now password.

Emmy host Andy Samberg dished out his HBO video steaming login details, slammed Donald Trump, mocked Jon Hamm and had viewers in tears during his opening monologue at the award ceremony on 20 September.The 37-year-old host said that the CEO of HBO had recently said he doesn’t think password sharing for their streaming services was a problem and added “So, here’s my HBO Now log in. The ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star kicked off the 67th annual event with a hilarious video skit about binge-watching the nominated TV shows, before he hopped onto the stage at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and had the audience in hysterics as he threw out perfectly-timed jokes. With a reference to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (hello, underground bunker!), a Les Mis interlude for no reason (but worked anyway, thanks to Will Forte’s Javert), and cameos from Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, and Nathan Fillion (who gamely poked fun at Castle), this year’s host successfully put on a show while understanding perfectly that the Emmys are celebrating the medium that’s maybe overpopulated and overwhelming — but still, so rewarding to watch.

Earlier, HBO CEO Richard Plepler said that it was not that they were unmindful of it, it just had no impact on the business, adding that they were in the business of creating addicts. Naturally, Emmys watchers everywhere then pulled up HBO Now – it doesn’t work on HBO GO, unfortunately – and gave it a shot. (Hey, free HBO is free HBO!) Turns out, Samberg’s login actually worked. I’ve got to say, sure, Donald Trump seems racist…wait what else?” Referring to Jon Hamm’s ‘Mad Men’ character Don Draper’s real identity, Dick Whitman, he added: “My friend Jon Hamm was nominated for ‘Mad Men’ for the last time. Of course, once word spread that the login was legit, fans flocked to the site not only to binge watch Veep, but also to come up with new, creative IDs for the account. But don’t worry, after the success of ‘Better Call Saul’, I’m sure Jon will be nominated for the upcoming ‘Mad Men’ prequel: ‘Dick Whitman Horny Hobo’.” After taking a swipe at many other stars, including ‘Glee’s Jane Lynch, comedienne Amy Schumer and celebrity chef Paula Deen, the handsome host left viewers stunned as he gave out his username and password for HBO Now.

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