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

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



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



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.

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