Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it.

We've all spent a ton of time wincing over entertainment that hasn't aged well. But even we have to grudgingly admit that sometimes, movie and show creators are prescient enough to get something exactly right, way before the viewing public makes up its mind.

Following are scenes from movies and shows that were surprisingly progressive for their time.

Break Your Doomscrolling Habit

Sign up for the One Cracked Fact newsletter now and get exclusive knowledge + links to the best from Cracked sent directly to your inbox everyday!

Forgot Password?