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Warning: major spoilers ahead for the Season 2 premiere of NBC's This Is Us. If you haven't caught the episode yet, feel free to check out some of our other articles until you get the chance to watch.
This Is Us has finally returned to the airwaves with its long-awaited Season 2 premiere, and it gave us more of the characters we've come to love as well as some new hints about what may have happened that led to Jack's death. All things considered, it was as much of an emotional rollercoaster as we've come to expect from This Is Us. As it turns out, however, there was one quick joke that was funny for a pretty unexpected reason: it seemed to predict the Kardashian pregnancies. Take a look:
In the episode, Sophie (who is a regular for Season 2) was unhappy that she would not be able to join Kevin in Los Angeles for his birthday. She had been counting on seeing some Kardashians while she was in town. Kevin took the news that his lady love (and former wife) wouldn't be able to make his birthday well, even going on to assure her that the Kardashians aren't going anywhere, and there will be "a bazillion more of them" because they reproduce "like Gremlins" by the next week.
Now, normally a joke about the Kardashians in L.A. would be worth a chuckle, but it wouldn't necessarily be something to send legions of fans onto social media. What was different about this joke is that it aired on NBC shortly after the reveals of a number of pregnancies in the Kardashian family. It was confirmed earlier on the day of the premiere that Khloe Kardashian is pregnant, and she's not the only one in the family with a bun in the oven.
We learned last week that Kylie Jenner, a.k.a. Khloe Kardashian's sister, is pregnant with her first child. Kim Kardashian-West is having a baby via surrogate as well. I wouldn't necessarily say that the Kardashians are reproducing like Gremlins, but there's no denying that the timing of the This Is Us premiere with Kevin's Kardashian joke is pretty perfect. The episode was already written and filming before even the first pregnancy was announced. Either the This Is Us writers have Kardashian clairvoyance or this was an instance of very lucky timing. Whatever the reason, folks on Twitter are definitely having fun with what seemed like a Kardashian pregnancy prediction.
Unfortunately, not everything in the This Is Us Season 2 premiere was funny. The new clues about Jack's death have built the looming tragedy even more than Season 1 did, and it's easy to tell that we should stock up on tissues for the rest of the season. The good news is that we don't have to worry about This Is Us coming to an end any time soon, as it scored a renewal for Season 2 and Season 3 earlier this year. We just can't guarantee that Jack will be around the whole time.