At the conclusion of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel dropped the Zoom ID for viewers.
While playing the credits, Kimmel invited guests to a virtual party after the party, reading Zoom ID 4599567155.
This sparked a wave of viewers who quickly registered the numbers and tried to log in frantically.
With all subsequent Emmys parties canceled due to coronavirus, some were hoping Zoom ID was an Easter egg that would put them in a virtual party.
Some were able to crack the password needed to actually enter the call, although most of those who did remained skeptical about it.
But setting a cap on the number of people who can enter the call at one time to 100 means that most of those who guessed the password missed it.
Meanwhile, for those who managed to crack the password and log in, here’s what it looked like.
No Emmys stars were on the call, or any indication that the call was officially orchestrated by the TV Academy.
So, what is the password to enter?
We don’t know for sure.
The weird signature by Kimmel at the end of the party might be evidence.
“Stay safe. Please vote. Papa Boy,” said Kimmel, before running around the empty studio room.
Some suspects “Baba-Booey” may have the password.
Baba Booey is the nickname of American radio producer Gary Dell’Abate, who is on The Howard Stern Show. It eventually turned into the display logo.
As for why Kimmel quit broadcasting it with Primetime Emmys, we may never know.