The Simpsons have always been known for their witty and sarcastic humor, but did you know that they may also have the power to predict the future? That's right, the beloved cartoon has accurately predicted several news events over the years.
Let's start with the most recent example, the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. In an episode aired in 2000, Lisa Simpson is shown wearing a purple suit and pearls, strikingly similar to what Kamala Harris wore to the inauguration as Vice President.
Another instance is the prediction of Donald Trump's presidency. In 2000, The Simpsons aired an episode where Lisa becomes president and inherits a financial crisis from her predecessor, who just so happens to be Donald Trump.
In 1998, The Simpsons also predicted the Siegfried and Roy tiger attack. In the episode, a character named Gunter and Ernst are a parody of the famous duo, and one of their tigers attacks them on stage.
These are just a few examples of The Simpsons' ability to predict the future. However, it's important to note that not every prediction is real. In recent years, there have been several deep fakes circulating around the internet claiming to be clips from The Simpsons that predict current events. It's important to fact-check and verify the authenticity of these clips before believing them to be true.
One example of a deep fake is a clip that supposedly shows The Simpsons predicting the COVID-19 pandemic back in 1993. However, this clip has been debunked as a fake, as the words "corona virus" were never mentioned in the original episode.
Its amazing, while The Simpsons have made some accurate predictions over the years, it's important to approach them with a critical eye and not believe every clip or image that claims to be a prediction. Nonetheless, it's always fun to see what the writers of The Simpsons come up with next and what real-life events they may inadvertently predict.
Here are a couple other Simpsons Predictions that have come to pass!
1. Smartwatches: In the episode "Lisa's Wedding" which aired in 1995, Lisa's future fiance is shown wearing a watch that can make phone calls and send texts, similar to today's smartwatches.
2. The Higgs Boson particle: In an episode that aired in 1998, Homer becomes a physicist and scribbles an equation on a blackboard that predicts the mass of the Higgs Boson particle, which was discovered in 2012.
3. Faulty Voting Machines: In the episode "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" which aired in 2017, Homer tries to vote for Hillary Clinton but the voting machine registers it as a vote for Donald Trump. This prediction was eerily similar to the reports of faulty voting machines during the 2020 Presidential Election.
4. The FIFA Scandal: In an episode that aired in 2014, several FIFA officials are shown being arrested for corruption. This prediction came true when several FIFA officials were arrested in 2015 on corruption charges.
These are just a few examples of The Simpsons' ability to predict future events. While not every prediction is accurate, it's still fascinating to see how much the show has gotten right over the years.