Why Janet Jackson Ironing Is The Best Thing We’ve Seen All Halloween

The superstar’s social media post sparks nostalgia.

Janet Jackson posted a video of herself ironing over the Halloween weekend with a cryptic message.

“Prepping Halloween for my baby. Can u guess who he is going to be?” the superstar captioned the post.

The Rhythm Nation singer’s post sparked nostalgia, as some of her followers picked up on the clue.

“Am I the only one triggered by seeing  Penny with an iron?” one comment said.

Another person chimed, “Be careful Penny with that Iron.”

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Jackson, who played the role of Penny Gordon Woods in Good Times, appeared in a memorable episode titled “The Evans Get Involved,” which dealt with child abuse at the hands of her biological mother.

In the two-part episode, Penny’s mother Linella Gordon, played by Kim Fields’ mom Chip Fields, is ironing a shirt. The unhinged, irate mom burns Penny with the hot iron. That incident exposes Linella’s secret history of battering her child.

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“You gave me Good Times flashbacks for a minute. Seeing you with that iron reminded me of Chip Fields and you in the scene as Penny. Happy Halloween,” a Twitter account shared, adding a meme of the scene.

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