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Senator Tim Kaine Horrifies ‘This is Us’ Fans with Photo of 35 Year-Old Crock-Pot

Virginia Senator and former Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine tried to promote American kitchen staple the Crock-Pot®, but wound up triggering fans of the hit NBC drama This is Us.

It was a big weekend for Marshall’s/Home Goods Twitter. While Twitter was going crazy over towels, Kaine was sharing the dinner he cooked in a vintage Crock-Pot™, which is, apparently, hyphenated:


Little did Kaine know that to fans of This Is Us, a vintage Crock Pot is even more horrifying than Dana Perino‘s queso:


For the uninitiated, Jack Pearson is the dead main character of the irksome and manipulative, yet addictive (don’t @ me!), NBC drama, and he was literally killed by an old-ass Crock-Pot. Yes, it is as stupid as it sounds, but is just one of the many absurd-yet-addictive plot twists that the show trafficks in.

In fact, people were so alarmed by Jack’s demise that Crock-Pot put out a tweet to try and reassure people that their brand is not a one-way ticket to a fiery death:


Jack’s death also coincided with a precipitous stock slide for the company that makes the slow cookers, but there were other factors at play as well. The week after the Crock-Pot fire was revealed, the show shot a promo referencing the episode, along with the hashtag #CrockPotIsInnocent.

Alas, while the model Kaine used likely was made in the USA, most slow cookers are now made in China. But they are safe, even for making queso.

[Image via screengrab]

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