Season 2 of This Is Us is finally here, and the writers of Episode 1 did not disappoint.
Per usual, the family drama always had people reaching for the nearest tissue box to wipe away their tears … but last night’s episode also left many with their jaws dropped.
Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) made a Kardashian joke while on the phone with his girlfriend, Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge), who was sad that she couldn’t come to L.A. for his birthday. Kevin joked that he would have taken her to the smoothie shop the Kardashians go to, and the line that followed timed up perfectly with recent headlines on the Kardashian clan. He said: “I promise they’re like gremlins – by next week there will be like a bazillion more of them.”
This was pretty mind-blowing considering this scene was filmed months before all the recent Kardashian pregnancy news. Just hours before the episode aired, Khloé Kardashian was rumored to be pregnant from boyfriend Tristan Thompson. And last week we learned that Kylie and boyfriend Travis Scott are reportedly expecting a child. And then, earlier this month, it was revealed that Kim and Kanye will be having a third baby through a surrogate. They sure make it hard to “keep up” with the Kardashians.
In response, people on Twitter had a field day over the coincidental comment. One user wrote after watching the scene:
— Zlata Thoughts (@ZlataThoughts) September 27, 2017
Others immediately needed to know, “HOW DID KEVIN KNOW?”
— christiniebrown (@broritestweets) September 27, 2017
"The Kardashians are like gremlins. By next week there'll be a bazillion more of them." Damn. How'd they know? #ThisIsUs
— Serene (@serenitysay) September 27, 2017
And many truly believe there is a psychic at the writers’ table… (Is there?).
The writers a psychic there are 3 Kardashian babies on the way supposedly #ThisIsUs
— Michelle Witzki (@istolethecatspj) September 27, 2017
Please tell me #ThisisUs didn't add the gremlin-Kardashian line in post and that the writers are actually fortune tellers.
— Rachel (@Rachelhatch_) September 27, 2017
The #ThisIsUs writers must be popping champagne over that Kardashian joke right now.
— JessSaying (@Sleepy_Viking) September 27, 2017
Who knows — the prescient writers may have also been a little surprised themselves if they had sat down to watch the episode … months after it was filmed. Or they had their popcorn ready and Twitter notifications set. Who’s to say what other pop culture prophecies will surface this season, but this Twitter user has some ideas:
This Is Us made a joke about kardashians multiplying like gremlins. Maybe they'll make a joke about Trump being impeached next week?
— Danielle (@Danielleranaee) September 27, 2017
In other entertaining news, Debra Messing says she regrets appearing on Monday’s episode of the Today show with host Megyn Kelly: