In a year where they've taken a lot of flak from the rest of the us, it's easy to forget how much the good ol' U.S. of A have done for the world.
As today is Thanksgiving across the pond, we thought we'd remind everyone just how much we owe to our American cousins.
1. Fast Food
The burgers, the chips, the nuggets, the everything.
2. Comic Book Heroes
Freedom fighting and baddy bashing since the 1800s.
3. Air Travel
Dublin to Cork in three quarters of an hour? Bless you, Wright Brothers.
4. Chicken Wings
So gloriously delicious.
5. The Simpsons
The REAL first family.
6. Country Music
#Garthgate aside, give us a stetson and some line dancing and we're laughin'.
7. Superbowl Sundays
Now an annual excuse to take a cold February Monday off work. Not that we know anything about American Football.
Fierce good, so she is.
9. Saved By The Bell
90s mornings would have never been the same without the zany antics of Zack Morris and the gang.
10. Barack Obama
We'll miss ya Bar :-(
These bad boys will never not be in fashion.
12. Massive Portions
And free refills on drinks... Mmmm.
Gooooooo..... sports team!
14. Sliced Bread
The greatest thing since... well, non-sliced bread.
Could not narrow this one down obvs, but we all know the best films come from the States.
16. New York
The views, the shops, the nightlife. NYC is the place to be.
From the early classics to the 3D Pixar flicks and the prettiest princesses to the catchiest musical numbers. We salute you, Walt.
Forever warping our perception of lifeguards.
19. Hip Hop
Let's face it, we all went through the awkward 'I'm DEFINITELY going to be a successful rapper' phase.
20. Professional Wrestling
Before Conor McGregor and the UFC, there were the WWF superstars. 'IF YA SMELLLLLL!!!'
21. Kermit & Ms. Piggy
Forget BOD & Amy or Wills & Kate, these two were the original love story.
We take our hats off to you, America. Y'all aren't bad, leaving aside the political unrest and shoddy gun control, of course.