“This Is Us” fans are probably still somewhat haunted by the infamous “Crock-Pot scene,” and if you don’t happen to know what we mean by that, then beware because there are major spoilers ahead.
For all those up-to-date with the series, you’ll never forget the scene where Milo Ventimiglia’s character, Jack, turns off the Crock-Pot after cleaning the kitchen very well. And that’s exactly why you’ll appreciate these Crock-Pot decals that are being sold on Etsy and Amazon. Because it’s important to remember to not only switch the slow cooker to “off,” but to unplug it, as well!
After much teasing, the reason behind Jack’s death was finally revealed on an episode of “This Is Us” during season two. And unfortunately, the cause of death was actually linked to a freak accident that honestly could happen to any of us—his slow cooker caught on fire.
But it wasn’t exactly the fire that killed him—the stress of the event triggered what’s known as a “widow maker’s heart attack,” but it was scary enough to cause fans to want to get rid of their slow cookers for good.
Twitter was flooded with concerned Crock-Pot owners:
“My mom just threw our crockpot out,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Now people are worried about letting something cook in the Crock-Pot while they’re away from home:
The episode even has people waking up in the middle of the night to make sure they remembered to unplug the crock-pot:
And even Ventimiglia admits that the character’s untimely death was extremely tragic.
“It’s just an absolute soul-crushing event,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I think the best thing I can say—or the worst thing I can say — is: It’s going to be f—ing painful.”
And, boy, was he right about that!
The scene caused such an uproar online that the Crock-Pot company actually had to issue a statement letting people know that this was a fictional story and an accident that can most likely be avoided in real life:
“It is important that our consumers understand and have confidence that all Crock-Pot slow cookers exceed all internal testing protocols and all applicable industry safety standards and regulations as verified by independent third-party testing labs. For nearly 50 years with over 100 million Crock-Pots sold, we have never received any consumer complaints similar to the fictional events portrayed in last night’s episode. In fact, the safety and design of our product renders this type of event nearly impossible.”
If you did happen to hold on to your Crock-Pot, despite the dramatic TV show events, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s now a way to remind yourself to unplug the thing once you’re done using it, all while honoring Jack’s character. Enter: the decals!
Most of the decals read something along the lines of, “Don’t forget to unplug me,” and feature an illustration of the beloved TV show father.
You can buy this version on Amazon for $7.95.
Etsy also has some options for you, including this one that retails for $8.
This one even issues Jack an apology.
If you’ve traded your old Crock-Pot for an Instant Pot, then this is the decal for you.
And the Jack Pearson tributes don’t have to end there. There are also mugs and more that will help you honor the tragic “This Is Us” episode.
Thanks to “This Is Us,” Jack and these decals, you’ll never forget to unplug your Crock-Pot again