Twitch has had a long history of celebrities streaming on the platform, including renowned rapper Drake playing Fortnite with Ninja, and Snoop Dogg who frequently streams Madden on the site.
It’s not just celebrities, too — American Congresswoman AOC streamed Among Us on Twitch last month with Pokimane, Corpse, Jagmeet Singh, and others in order to raise funds for charity. Unsurprisingly, it became one of the most-watched streams in the history of Twitch.
Now, it appears that one other famous celebrity has joined the Twitch party, and it’s probably one of the most bizarre cameos so far. Terry Crews and his son, Isaiah Crews, took to Twitch to play a game we never would have thought they’d play.
Celebrities would usually take part in popular titles like Fortnite, Among Us, or perhaps Madden for those who are into sports. However, the father and son duo decided to play and stream Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc instead.
For those who are unfamiliar, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is the very first game in the series, and it’s a visual novel adventure developed by Spike. As the player, you have to investigate the murders that take place, finding clues that could lead to answers.
By the time the class trial takes place, you have to be ready to lay down all the facts and pinpoint who the killer is. In some ways, it’s similar to Ace Attorney in the sense that you have to look for clues and then participate in a trial.
Naturally, the stream immediately became viral, as viewers pondered on the fact that someone like Terry Crews, a high-profile actor, is playing a cult-classic Japanese visual novel.
As expected, given how well-known he is due to highly-popular titles such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, White Chicks, and The Expendables, numerous clips of the stream were shared on social media. Most of them were very amusing indeed, with one clip showcasing Crews calling his viewers his “little pogchamp[s].”
if ur having a bad day heres Terry Crews calling you his little pogchamp pic.twitter.com/BKhHeJECYk
— ✧･ﾟ: *Karis*:･ﾟ✧ (@kwehzy) December 6, 2020
— NerdOut! (@NerdOutMusic) December 6, 2020
Other clips highlight the part where he hugged the camera, and when he said that Junko was his favorite girl from Danganronpa, even though his son hates her. The stream felt surreal, and many fans just couldn’t believe that it was actually happening.
As the stream went on, someone even donated hundreds of dollars just for Crews to take off his Christmas sweater and flex his muscles. With 2020 being such a turbulent year, Terry Crews enjoying a Japanese visual novel with his son seems like the wholesome year-ender we all needed.
Even though this was definitely not the kind of content viewers expected when they woke up yesterday and hopped onto Twitch, the stream in its entirety appeared to be a lot of fun. As a matter of fact, Crews and Isaiah were able to raise over $20,000 for the American Red Cross’ Hope for the Holidays charity.
The duo plans to play some more Danganronpa in a few weeks, although it’s not for charity this time but to simply continue the game and hang out. That being said, Crews isn’t new to the video game and streaming scene. In fact, he previously streamed Overwatch on the Caffeine app.
We’re definitely hoping that Crews will consider streaming more often, especially since his chemistry with his son and both their energies combined is something that everyone seems to enjoy watching.