The Simpsons portrays the manoeuvrings and plight of a peculiar family, striving to achieve a good life since 1989. Set up in a satirical oeuvre, it has to be one of the greatest animated shows to go down in history.
The Simpsons has loved capturing a wide range of topics and worldly incidents, channelling them through the idiosyncrasies of their characters over three decades of streaming, all the while evolving and adapting while still being relevant. But, there were situations where they eerily played Nostradamus, and "predicted" the future too!
So, here are 7 such freakishly crazy incidents where The Simpsons, 'had already done it'.
1. Video Calling in 1995.
In the episode, "Lisa's Wedding" - season 6 - they showed Lisa communicating with her mother via a phone that had a video calling feature. And now, since 2010, video calling is an indispensable part of people's lives, and now even morning routines too, thanks to most of us working from home.
2. Trump running for President in 2000.
In the episode "Bart to the Future" aired in 2000 - season 11 - Donald Trump is shown contesting the elections and later went on to become the President of the United States. Umm. That's creepy.
3. Roy's Tiger Attack in 1993.
In the episode, “Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling,” - season 5 - gambling is legalized in Springfield. The town basically transforms into Las Vegas while two entertainers have an act with white tigers when one of them is attacked. Eerily enough, this instance parallels with what happened to Roy of Siegfriend and Roy in 2003, when the tiger lunged at Roy’s neck during the show and dragged him off stage.
4. Prediction of 9/11 in 1997.
One of the most mind-boggling predictions has got to be when Lisa held up the front page of a newspaper which clearly featured the number nine in bold next to the Twin Towers, resembling the number 11. This was definitely a forewarning for the attacks on New York in 2001 that happened in the episode “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson,” in season 9.
5. Rigged voting machines in 2008.
The episode, “Treehouse of Horror XIX” -season 26- portrays Homer trying to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, but the machine chooses John McCain. Similarly, during the 2012 presidential elections, there were real faulty machines that changed votes to Mitt Romney instead of Obama in Pennsylvania.
6. Ebola Virus outbreak in 1997.
In the episode, "Lisa's Sacs" -season 9- shows Marge holding up a book called "Curious George and the Ebola Virus" And in 2014, the outbreak spread across the world.
7. The Higgs Boson particle in 1998.
In "The Wizard Of The Evergreen Terrace” -season 8 - Homer tries to become an inventor where Homer was seen writing a formula on a blackboard. It turns out the formula he was writing is very similar to the mass of a particle that was yet to be discovered, and would not happen until 14 years later!
The last one certainly blew our minds away. And now with the newest thirty-first season out on Disney+Hotstar Premium, we can't wait to binge-watch the entire season. With the ever-growing fascination for conspiracies and theories, we're glad that the #TheSimpsonsAreHere because we already know that it's going to be another roller-coaster filled with possible prophecies which we'll look back at in awe, in another 30 years?
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