Sure, you can go out and party it up on Friday nights, but why? Not when Shark Tank is on. There's really nothing better than sprawling out on the couch in your PJs, watching entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to the Sharks, screaming at the TV when a business owner passes on a really great offer and almost immediately Googling the products the Sharks do ultimately invest in.
Since 2009, Shark Tank has been a Friday night TV staple — and it has played a huge role in the success of many businesses, some you're no doubt familiar with.
Heard of Tipsy Elves? You know, that website you ordered your ugly Christmas sweater from last year? Or maybe you've seen that bizarro Squatty Potty commercial with the unicorn pooping rainbow-hued soft serve? Both of those products are Shark Tank success stories.
And there's more where that came from. Take a look at 15 products you likely didn't even realize got their start on Shark Tank.
A version of this article was originally published in September 2016.