If anything from using software and signing up for stuff has taught us, it's that nobody ever reads the giant page of legal text before using something new. Basically, we click "I Agree" and move on. Software license agreements and Terms & Conditions are important, yet it's more of a legal CYA than anything. Enter TikToker Mckenzie Floyd who found something funny on Peacock's Terms & Conditions.
In a viral TikTok posted last week, TikToker Mckenzie Floyd (@mckenziefloyd) revealed Peacock’s secret Easter egg: A chili recipe from The Office. “Kevin’s famous chili” is famous among Office fans, featured in the slapstick cold open to the episode “Casual Friday.”Gavia Baker-Whitelaw at Daily Dot
Floyd's video is pretty funny because she scrolls through the T&C and is a bit confused as to why Peacock would do this. I could answer that, but she puts it best: “Is it because no one ever reads these??”
This story reminded me instantly of PC Matic putting a cash prize into their PC Pitstop software EULA. They explicitly stated that you could get $1,000 by contacting them. Yet, it took four months and more than 3,000 downloads for that to happen.