Slow Cook Your Feelings with These "This Is Us" Crock-Pot Decals

Slow Cook Your Feelings with These "This Is Us" Crock-Pot Decals

Elizabeth Licata
Mar 1, 2018

Warning! This post contains massive spoilers for the most recent season of This Is Us, so proceed at your own risk.

It has been a month since beloved dad Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, was killed by a Crock-Pot in an absolutely gutting episode of NBC's popular melodrama, This Is Us. Fans knew Jack's death was coming — the show takes place in different times during the Pearson family's life, so it's known from the start that Jack somehow dies before his kids reach adulthood — but somehow that only made it sadder.

Jack's death became national news even among people who don't watch This Is Us, because the poor Crock-Pot company suddenly found itself trying to convince all of America that its slow cookers wouldn't really kill anyone. The company provided a lot of reassuring science about why it was unlikely that a malfunctioning Crock-Pot could cause a fire, but its most brilliant move was a SuperBowl commercial starring Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, calmly asking everybody to forgive the Crock-Pot, and starting the hashtag #crockpotisinnocent.

Now that This Is Us fans have forgiven their Crock-Pots and had some time to heal, they're ready to laugh again. Case in point? As Delish's Madison Flager points out, This Is Us-themed Crock-Pot decals are trending on Etsy.

This $6 vinyl decal says, "Unplug me ... Love, Jack," and features Milo Ventimiglia's face. It's a useful reminder to unplug one's Crock-Pot when not in use, and also an important reminder that Milo Ventimiglia looks really good with a beard.

There are a ton of these This Is Us-themed Crock-Pot decals on Etsy, so there are a lot of designs to choose from. This one does not include Milo Ventimiglia's bearded face — maybe you liked him better clean-shaven on Heroes or Gilmore Girls — but it includes a drawing of the plug, just in case you needed a visual reminder.

If you need a reminder that it wasn't the Crock-Pot's fault, you can get help making peace with your Crock-Pot, thanks to this vinyl decal that says, "I forgive you … Love, Jack."

This Is Us fans who like slow cooking, but use a trendy Instant Pot instead of the classic Crock-Pot, can feel good about that decision with this decal of Milo Ventimiglia's face saying, "This is why I own an Instant Pot."

These are hilarious. And Jack's death wasn't really the Crock-Pot's fault, either! The 20-year-old Crock-Pot had a finicky switch (and it is fictional and exists only in a TV show), but the Pearson's house also had faulty wiring. Also, the family had no functioning smoke detectors. A lot of things contributed to Jack's untimely death. So if someone you love is a This Is Us fan, you should buy them one of these decals for their Crock-Pot or Instant Pot. And you should probably get them a box of tissues too, because man, that show is really sad.

What do you think of these Crock-Pot decals?

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