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‘This Is Us’ Super Bowl commercial desperately wants to convince you Crock-Pots are innocent

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Milo still uses Crock-Pots, people.

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Warning: Spoilers for the second season of This Is Us ahead.

This Is Damage Control at its FINEST.

You’ve probably heard by now, but during its last episode NBC’s This Is Us revealed that a faulty Crock-Pot is what started the fire that potentially kills everyone’s favorite TV dad, Jack Pearson.

Since then, despite many attempts (and a newly created Twitter account) to convince everyone its products are safe and reliable, Crock-Pot’s brand name has been dragged through the mud and fans are boycotting the slow cookers.

As the PR fire continues to burn bright for the brand, they’ve enlisted the help of Jack Pearson himself — played by Milo Ventimiglia — to help clear Crock-Pot’s name before the Super Bowl.

On Saturday morning, This Is Us released a hilarious, dramatic promo with Crock-Pot on all of its online platforms. Titled, “A Special Message from This Is Us,” the minute-long video shows Milo Ventimiglia, dressed as Jack Pearson ON SET, giving us all some sage, pre-Super Bowl dad advice.

“The big game is fast approaching and for many of us this day brings an opportunity to gather with friends and family, loved ones that we don’t get to see all that often,” Milo said.

“But in 2018 gathering with friends and family is, well it’s not as easy as what it used to be, you know, the country’s divided and sometimes that can make it tough to find common ground,” the star explained while pouring himself a glass of fruit-infused water, taking a single sip, and then coolly chucking the cup aside.

“This year, this year I think we should all take a deep breath, find the ability to forgive and remind ourselves there is no difference so great that we can’t overcome it.”

That’s deep as hell Milo — are you talking about mending family feuds? Casting aside political opinions? NOPE.

*CAMERA CUTS TO BRAND SPANKING NEW SILVER CROCK-POT ON FOOD TABLE*

He’s talking about forgiving CROCK-POT.

After these words of wisdom Milo, or Jack, or who even knows at this point proceeds to make amends with the appliance that burned his fictional house to the ground by scooping himself a nice bowl of chili with a side of forgiveness.

The screen then goes dark, revealing Crock-Pot’s logo and the hashtag #CROCKPOTISINNOCENT.

#CROCKPOTISINNOCENT

Shortly after the backlash started to hit, show-runner Dan Fogelman went on Twitter to remind viewers the Crock-Pot that burned the Pearson house down was old and faulty.

Crock-Pot thanked him for attempting to clear that brand’s name, even offering to send him a slow cooker (which for all we know is the one featured in this promo) to test himself.

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Everything we know so far about ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8

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When is Daenerys going to find out she banged her undead nephew?

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“No Game of Thrones in 2018 means that the speculation around the show’s eighth and final season will surge unbridled for another calendar year. While some would prefer to enter Season 8 pure as the snow over Winterfell, other fans devour every piece of set news or maybe-fake leaks that trickle out from Thrones‘s various filming locations. This article is for the latter — only those who want to know everything that’s…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/23/game-of-thrones-season-8-cast-locations-leaks-spoilers/

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5 Super Shady Things You Didn’t Know About The Bachelor

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“Hold on to your monocles, everybody: Reality shows occasionally bend the truth. OK, maybe you already knew that. But The Bachelor breaks the truth in half and spits on the pieces. Yes, it turns out that America’s favorite saga about finding love via an elaborate game show that’s primarily designed to emotionally manipulate and humiliate the players is not entirely trustworthy. Let us count the ways …

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You Might Go Into Debt Simply Trying To Buy Enough Clothes For The Show

Episodes of The Bachelor double as fashion shows, because there’s no better way to set realistic expectations for a potential marriage than constantly dressing like you’re on your way to a royal ball. But while the show does give dresses to the two finalists once they reach the last episode, everything else is up to the contestants to get own their own. Every single woman has to bring enough of her own clothing to stay stylish yet comfortable for up to three months in every conceivable situation — fancy dinners, tropical islands, exotic winter getaways, hikes, pool parties, sitting on planes for six hours. They’re even given a lengthy list of suggested items to pack, plus a friendly reminder that you’re only allowed two suitcases.

ABC StudiosBest to be prepared for any ethnic or holiday celebrations.

Since the average woman does not attend five cocktail parties and two island getaways in different hemispheres every week, this necessitates a lot of shopping to rapidly expand one’s wardrobe. Some women manage to scrape a wardrobe together by borrowing from friends and family, but most have to buy. One woman spent six grand for her appearance on The Bachelor, then got it down to mere a $2,000 for Bachelor in Paradise. Another contestant admitted to dropping $8,000, and there are rumors that some have spent as much as $30,000.

If you’re wondering how these women can afford to spend so much on clothes, the answer is that they often can’t. Some cash out their 401(k)s, others pile up credit card debt, and one woman remortgaged her house. Now imagine buying and packing thousands of dollars’ worth of clothes … and then being the first person sent home. That’s the real reason they’re crying in those post-episode interviews.

ABC Studios“Have you … *sniff* … have you seen any clothing tags lying around?”

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Those “Real America” Hometown Dates Are The Fakest Parts Of The Show

Let’s pretend for a moment that you haven’t secretly watched several seasons of the Bachelor and explain the hometown dates. Cliff or Artie or whoever the generic male placeholder is that season visits the prospective women’s families in their hometowns. At each location, they have a date at the woman’s parents’ house.

Or at least, a spacious Airbnb dressed up to look like the parents’ house.

ABC Studios“So, uh, this is the ‘cute little house’ you grew up in?”

It makes sense if you think about it. What are the odds of every single contestant having parents who live in an immaculately kept palatial home with plenty of room for a camera crew, regardless of their profession? The hometown houses are…”

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_25601_5-super-shady-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-bachelor.html

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So You Did Watch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Lifetime Movie!

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“We’re just days away from the much-anticipated Royal Wedding, so naturally, Lifetime’s not-nearly-as-anticipated TV movie detailing the blossoming romance between Prince Harry and Megan Markle has landed.

Premiering on May 13 and generating immediate, dramatic reactions on Twitter, Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance is an 85-minute sashay through the pair’s early love life, starring Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones) and Murray Fraser (Victoria).

Look, we know you all didn’t mean to watch the film. You were never going to watch the film. It just happened.

Viewers live-tweeted their reactions throughout the…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/14/harry-and-meghan-a-royal-romance/

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