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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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True crime podcast ‘Dirty John’ has been made into a TV series, and here’s the trailer

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“If you listened right up until the last disturbing seconds of true story podcast Dirty John, seeing it turned into a television series is a pretty harrowing experience.

The six-part podcast presented by Los Angeles Times journalist Christopher Goffard and produced by Wondery (who also produced Dr. Death), has been made into a Bravo series. And now, we have a trailer.

Based on a chilling true story of abuse, manipulation, deception, and violence, Dirty John sees Connie Britton takes on the central role of interior designer Debra Newell, while Eric Bana looks downright menacing playing her formidable partner John Meehan, a.k.a. Dirty John.

Dirty John premieres Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. on Bravo and will run for eight episodes.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dirty-john-trailer/

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‘Doctor Who’ history is made: The Doctor is back, and America loves her.

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Jodie Whittaker, flanked by showrunner Chris Chibnall and producer Matt Strevens, basks in the glow of the crowd at Madison Square Garden.

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“Finally, a world of Doctor Who fans has seen the result of a very brave and controversial decision, unprecedented in the show’s 55-year history.

That’s right: in Sunday’s episode, for the first time ever, most characters on the show — including the lead — speak with broad Yorkshire accents.

Luckily, that trail was blazed by Game of Thrones, so hopefully most American audiences can understand what the hell this Sheffield crew is talking about.

Oh yes, and Jodie Whittaker just happens to be the first woman to play the Doctor. But judging by a packed house of fans at Madison Square Garden, where Whittaker and incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall watched and discussed her first episode live with New York Comic Con attendees, that part was not controversial in the slightest……………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/doctor-who-woman-fell-earth-premiere-fans/

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Leslie Jones and Pete Davidson broke character and laughed openly on ‘SNL’

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Add Saturday Night Live‘s “So You’re Willing to Date a Magician?” to the Breaking Hall of Fame.

The dating show sketch, which featured Awkwafina as a bachelorette who’s “not feeling too picky right now,” was pretty funny on its own. But Leslie Jones laughing so hard she had to hide behind her question card puts it squarely into “delightful” territory.

Hey, you can’t tell us you wouldn’t crack up at Kenan Thompson and those nails.

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/saturday-night-live-leslie-jones-magicians/

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