HBO sent us expensive Behind The Candelabra swag

The A.V. Club
June 14, 2013 AT 1:00 PM
As you're probably aware, movie and TV companies sometimes send out swag to writers in order to increase awareness about their shows. We've even got a yearly feature dedicated to the silly things that we receive. But I can't recall a box with a larger cash value than the one we received recently to promote HBO's Behind The Candelabra: This enormous set included a bottle of champagne, some champagne glasses, a miniature piano, a tote bag, some noise-canceling headphones, and an iPod Mini—all branded with both the HBO and Behind The Candelabra logos. HBO was unable to influence Todd VanDerWerff's review, since he never even saw the swag, but luckily he liked it anyway.