The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. This show started on 17th December, 1989. The Simpsons is the longest running American sitcom with around 31 seasons and more than 600 episodes. There are very strange things that are predicted from this show. Throughout its nearly 700 episodes, creator Matt Groening and his team have been so on top of the country’s cultural pulse, they’ve even managed to predict several major historical events — along with a few less momentous happenings. Some of the predictions are:
1) The face time:
In the year 1995, Episode 19 “Lisa’s wedding”, Lisa is seen to talk to Marge using her phone’s video chat that came true in 2010, when iphones where launched with the face time feature.
2) Faulty Voter Machines:
In 2008, Episode 4 “treehouse of horror XIX”, In a bit inspired by the 2008 presidential election, Homer tries to vote for Barack Obama only to have a voting machine record his selection as John McCain several times. Coincidentally, when it came time for Obama to run for a second term in 2012, video footage emerged of a Pennsylvania machine switching a vote from Obama to one for his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. The machine was reportedly taken out of commission.
3) Smart watches :
The episode 19 ‘lisa’s wedding’, 1995, Lisa visits a fortune teller at a renaissance fair. In year 2014, smart watches were launched.
4) America’s Ebola Outbreak:
In the episode 3, season 9 ‘Lisa’s Sax’, 1997, merge was offered to read a depressed Bart which titled, ‘Curious George and the Ebola virus’, came true in 2014 with the outbreak of Ebola Virus in America and the tendencies of The Simpsons was brought up by a youtuber ‘TheControversy7’.
5) FIFA’s Corruption Scandal:
Season 25, episode 16 ‘You don’t have to live like a referee’, that was predicted in 2014 that the world football federation representative who asks Homer for help repairing the organization’s image isn’t explicitly named as a member of FIFA, his arrest turned out to be uncannily similar to those of the real-life FIFA officials who were arrested on corruption charges about a year later. Not to mention that the episode also correctly predicted Germany’s defeat of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.
6) President Donald trump:
In 2000, When Bart flashes forward into adulthood, viewers learn that Lisa not only becomes president, but inherits “quite a budget crunch” from her predecessor, Donald Trump. “The country is broke?” she asks her aides in one scene. “How can that be?”
And in the year 2016, Donald trump became the president of America.
7) Drogon’s Fiery Rampage on Game of Thrones:
A 2017 episode called “The Serfsons” saw Homer, Marge and the rest of the Simpsons gang find themselves in the kingdom of Springfieldia, an alternate fantasy universe that parodied many aspects of life in Westeros on Game of Thrones. There was even a fire-breathing dragon that burnt down the Serfsons’ village, much like Drogon (acting at Daenerys’ behest) ended up doing to King’s Landing in Game of Thrones’ penultimate episode, “The Bells.”
If 2020 was a bingo card, The Simpsons could already have at least two squares ticked off. In the nearly 30-year-old episode “Marge in Chains,” not only does an unprecedented flu sweep through Springfield, but when the townspeople begin rioting to demand a cure for the virus, a swarm of killer bees that could be likened to the “murder hornets” that recently hit the U.S. unexpectedly come into the picture.
Although the co-writer Bill said that coronavirus and the flew that was mentioned in the script are totally coincidental. These episodes are based on 60s, 70s history and we all know history repeats.
– Jaskiran Kaur Sokhi