Nikola Tesla (Serbian: Никола Тесла; July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In "Brothers & Sisters" when Peter consoles Carol that she wasn't the first person to get a bum deal, Thomas Edison is told that his invention will power the world while Nikola Tesla's Tesla Coil will be used in the background of Frankenstein movies, leaving Edison disappointed.