Simpsons did it first.
Well, when you've written 27 seasons, you're going to drain the creative ideas well sooner or later.
In addition to making every script writer's job roughly 110 per cent harder, The Simpsons has also outpaced the tech industry to a number of key inventions.
Compiled by the minds of Alltime10s, the following video highlights a score of inventions that turned up in the block-coloured world of Springfield before occurring IRL.
From smartwatches to autocorrect, Matt Groening must be kicking himself he didn't put some patent requests in.
3D printed food
Episode: Future Drama
Farmville/VR job simulator
Episode: Bart Carny
Episode: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
Episode: Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Yep, there's an app for that.
Episode: Natural Born Kissers
Episode: Lisa on Ice
Episode: Lisa's Wedding
Episode: When Flanders Failed
Episode: They Saved Lisa's Brain
Okay, so the 'real' one only works on written text, but it still does the same job.
Episode: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
Someone actually made this for a Kill Bill billboard in New Zealand.