Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3…
Subscribers to an HBO Max mailing record obtained an odd electronic mail from the streaming service on Thursday evening, resulting in everybody making the identical jokes.
As proven in a screenshot posted by writer David Gardner, HBO Max despatched out an electronic mail round 8:30 p.m. ET titled “Integration Take a look at E mail #1.” The textual content proven within the electronic mail physique learn, “This template is utilized by integration exams solely,” with no attachments.
So, regardless of it wanting like a straight-up phishing rip-off, it was a fairly customary take a look at electronic mail that almost all corporations would somewhat keep inside. Turning the error right into a gleeful alternative for intelligent tweets, folks jumped on Twitter to make jokes solely HBO viewers and creators might.
The distinction between HBO Go and HBO Max is that HBO Max contains each season Integration Take a look at E mail #1
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) June 18, 2021
Lol if it seems the HBO Max electronic mail goof is a stunt for a brand new present referred to as Integration Take a look at E mail then congrats to the advertising workforce
— Rachel Tobac (@RachelTobac) June 18, 2021
And we do not know which integration they had been testing till the top of season 1.
— Maggie Could (@MaggieBP1) June 18, 2021
Tbh everyone knows Kate Winslet would win an Emmy for this function as nicely.
— Derek Summerville (@D_Summerville) June 18, 2021
Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, Paramount+ all having the identical rapidly referred to as all-hands assembly proper now WHAT IS OUR “INTEGRATION TEST EMAIL?”
— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) June 18, 2021
Comic and Cristela creator Cristela Alonzo made the joke and shortly needed to remind fans, “It is a joke, everybody. I really feel like I’ve to make it clear on this platform.”
I hope everybody watches my new present referred to as Integration Take a look at E mail #1 coming to HBO Max quickly! We’re attempting one thing new with the advertising….
— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) June 18, 2021
Lastly, HBO issued an announcement on Twitter, admitting it had “mistakenly despatched out an empty take a look at electronic mail to a portion of our HBO Max mailing record this night,” apologising, then enjoying the oldest card within the e-book: blaming the intern.
We mistakenly despatched out an empty take a look at electronic mail to a portion of our HBO Max mailing record this night. We apologize for the inconvenience, and because the jokes pile in, sure, it was the intern. No, actually. And we’re serving to them by it. ❤️
— HBOMaxHelp (@HBOMaxHelp) June 18, 2021
The intern! J’accuse! Effectively, hopefully Integration Take a look at E mail #2 goes higher and fewer publicly.