This Is Us - Season 3

Thanks to This Is Us, no one can ever look at a Crock-Pot the same way again.

The formerly beloved appliance got a harsh rebranding when it was revealed that Pearson patriarch Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) died as a result of smoke inhalation suffered after a faulty Crock-Pot caught fire and burned down the family home.

This Is Us - Season 3
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So when presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasten Buttigieg shared a post on Instagram about using an old Crock-Pot on Saturday, This Is Us’ resident heartbreaker Mandy Moore, who plays Jack’s widow Rebecca, was quick to issue the perfect warning.

“Careful with that thing,” Moore wrote in a comment, followed by a string of grimacing emojis.

Hey, if anyone knows the dangers of using an old, potentially killer Crock-Pot, it’s Moore! We’ll never be able to forget the anguish and grief she conveyed as Rebecca after she lost Jack, all because of a simple home appliance. We’re tearing up just thinking about it now…

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This Is Us - Season 3
This Is Us

NBC’s beloved era-hopping drama tells the story of the Pearson family through the years.

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  • 6
  • Tuesdays at 09:00 PM
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