10 Things That Wouldn’t Exist (as we know them) Without Penn State


1. Fisher Price

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Herman Fisher used what he learned at Penn State to found the famous toy company.

2. Casablanca

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The iconic film was written by Penn State graduate Julius J. Epstein.

3. The Cosby Show and Home Improvement

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Written and produced by PSU alum Carmen Finestra!

4. Anchorman and Talladega Nights

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Writer and director Adam McKay studied at Penn State.

5. Jackass

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Rake Yohn graduated PSU with a degree in synthetic metal chemistry, and then went on to do us proud by tooling around on camera for Jackass.

6. AccuWeather

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PSU grad Joel Myers is the founder and CEO.

7. Macs

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Jef Raskin, who pioneered the Macintosh project for the first Apple Computer, went to Penn State.

8. The NFL

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Tons of players went to PSU, including Franco Harris, Jack Ham, Shane Conlan, Lenny Moore, and LaVar Arrington.

9. Phil Dunphy

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Ty Burrell, who plays the hilarious Modern Family character, is a Penn State alum.

10. Jennifer Aniston

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Her dad went to Penn State, where (we assume) he learned the skills to attract Jen’s mom.