Netflix wants users who share passwords with people outside their households—in violation of its terms of use—to pay an additional fee to keep streaming. The plan, if successfully rolled out globally, could add a cool $1.6 billion to Netflix’s top line, according to a new Wall Street analysis.

Variety, March 23, 2022

To: Joe
From: John
Subject: Netflix Password

I just heard that Netflix will soon begin cracking down on shared passwords. As a result, the password to my account that I let you borrow a few years ago probably won’t work much longer. Sorry!

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To: Sam + 10 others
From: Joe
Subject: Fwd. Netflix Password

See the e-mail above from my friend John. To all of us who have been using John’s password on the down low, we’re up Schitt’s Creek—which I still haven’t gotten around to finishing! Nuts!

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To: Ryan + 32 others
From: Sam
Subject: Fwd. Fwd. Netflix Password

I can’t believe they are doing this. What am I supposed to watch? I unplugged from cable six months ago! What am I going to do? What am I going to do?

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To: Michele + 118 others
From: Ryan
Subject: Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Netflix Password

This is terrible news! I need to know how it all works out for Wendy and Marty Byrde on Ozark! I say we organize a boycott of Netflix and hit them where it hurts—in their pocketbook! The greedy capitalist pigs!

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To: Amy + 367 others
From: Michele
Subject: Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Netflix Password

I’ve been watching Netflix on that password since 2018, and this is the way they reward my customer loyalty? Screw them!

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To: Pierre plus 1,492 others
From: Amy
Subject: Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Mot de passe Netflix

C’est scandaleux! Comportement Americain typiquement grossier! On devrait porter plainte!*

*This is outrageous! Typical boorish American behavior! We should sue!

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To: Dev + 10,915 others
From: Li
Subject: Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Netflix ਪਾਸਵਰਡ

Maiṁ isa tōṁ sabha tōṁ vadha nirāśa hāṁ. Maiṁ sōci’ā Netflix mērā dōsata .*

*I am most disappointed by this. I thought Netflix was my friend.

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To: Gary + 22,614 others
From: Dev
Subject: Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. Netflix Password

This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! I look forward to coming home after a hard day at work and watching Netflix. It is my one pleasure in life and they are robbing me of it. It’s criminal! Netflix should be ashamed of themselves!

BTW, does anyone have a Hulu password they can share?

John Ficarra, former editor of Mad magazine, recently tested positive for immaturity