A friendly warning: Spoilerspoilerspoiler.
"This Is Us", NBC's hit series of hits, is known for its heartbreaking tendencies. Call it mawkish. Call it manipulative. The most cynical could call it emotional terrorism.
But now it has arrived, um, is it? Culinary terrorism?
The two-season road of the series to reveal how … a reminder of the spoiler! – Patriarch Jack died firmly blamed in the episode on Tuesday for a defective second-hand pot, the humble, much loved American appliance.
[‘This Is Us’ just revealed another major clue about Jack’s death. Here’s everything we know so far.]
As my colleague Elahe Izadi summed up:
Back at the Pearson at home, it's Super Bowl Sunday. Rebecca is in the same shirt of the Steelers that she wears when, at the beginning of the season, we see her collapse in front of her burned down house. The teenager Kevin responds to his parents, goes to Sophie's but then calls his mother to apologize. He asks to spend the night and promises to apologize to Jack in the morning. Teenager Kate shares a sincere moment with Jack, and we see lots of close-ups of her dog. Late at night, Jack gets out of bed, gets the truth from Randall about his date and cleans up around the house. Jack has to keep busy to stay sober, as he told Kevin earlier in the day. Clean the counter, take out a note for Kevin and turn off the crockpot.
And then it happens. The crocodile goes out, it catches fire and Pearson's house starts to burn.
– Chelsea Stevens (@ ChelseaMS731) January 24, 2018
I get married in less than 2 months and suddenly I feel the need to remove the crockpot from the registry. US. DO NOT. NEED. THAT. #ThisIsUs
– Lauren Luna (@_vivalaluna) January 24, 2018
– Gigi (@TheGinaP) January 24, 2018
Crock-Pot understands the concerns raised by the episode of "This Is Us" from the night before, and we're also disconsolate from the latest development in Jack's story. However, it is important that our consumers understand and trust that all Crock-Pot slow cookers exceed all internal test protocols and all applicable industry safety regulations and regulations, as verified by independent testing laboratories. third-party tests. For almost 50 years, with more than 100 million Crock-Pots sales, we have never received complaints from consumers similar to the fictional events portrayed in the episode the night before. In fact, the safety and design of our product make this type of event almost impossible.
In addition, and more relevant to the concerns consumers have after seeing the recent "This Is Us" episode, our Crock-Pot slow cookers are low-current, low-voltage appliances (typically no more than 200 or 300 watts) with self-regulating heating elements. The product is designed to cook food for a longer period of time at low temperatures and the switches are connected to only one side of the supply line voltage, so a high voltage is never directly applied through our switches. The switches inside our slow cookers are subject to additional internal tests, which include a knob rotary resistance test, rotary knob force test and flame combustion test and constructed of self-extinguishing fire resistant material.
We hope the NBC "This Is Us" team will help us spread objective information about the safety of our product. While we know that your main mission is to entertain, something in which you have continued to excel, we also feel that you have the responsibility to inform. Like many fans, we will watch next week's episode to see how Jack's story progresses and, regardless of the outcome, we want consumers to know first of all that they are safe when they use their Crock-Pot.
Someone buys them. Flowers, please.
Taking a moment to remind everyone that it was a 20-year-old fantasy pot with a funky switch already? Let's not mix all those adorable crockpots so good. #ThisIsUs
– Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) January 24, 2018
Fogelman seems to have something special for kitchen tools. He also wrote the script for "Tangled", in which Rapunzel wields a cast iron pan, we might say based on sound and appearance – like a weapon. You did not throw your frying pans Lodge, right?
Crock-Pot and other slow cookers have spent decades trying to persuade people that it's okay to leave appliances running for long periods of time without supervision. (Frankly, the prospect of undercooked foods is what gives me even more fears, but the USDA has a tip sheet if you're in the same camp.) Good luck now, guys!
Product safety for the consumer The Commission has a page where it collected safety reminders from the slow cooker, at least as early as 2003. Two that mention a fire hazard were attached to control panels that could overheat and melt; other wiring installed incorrectly as the culprit. There are no wounded, and certainly there are no massive conflagrations or deaths! – were reported as a result of fires (and only one resulted from a shock in the case of faulty wiring). More burn injuries were reported in the recalls for appliances that suffered from broken mangoes.
We doubt that it would have been a dramatic TV.