Movie/tv Show: South Park
Year: 1999

Talk about art imitating life. The geniuses over at South Park took on the Pokemon craze with their own "Chinpokomon" twist where the children of the world became obsessed with the fictional creatures all in a plot to destroy the U.S.  

If it wasn't for good old American fickleness, who knows what havoc the developers of the evil game would've unleashed on us all.