The Simpsons have been predicting future events?

Simpson is a very popular American Animated sitcom which was created by Matt Groening for Fox Broadcasting Company. It is a very popular series where the Simpsons Family has been showing the American Lifestyle as a family through animation. The Simpsons family consists of Homer(The dad) , Marge (The mom),Lisa(The elder daughter), Bart(The brother) and Maggie(The baby).

The show is loved by many people from younger to older generations and all the episodes are really interesting but many people have noticed something very unusual about the show.

It is believed by many people that the makers are time traveller and the whole show is being a really strong evidence about the history over time which indicates a series of events that has happened which has caused a serious destruction in many parts of the world and some of the events are as follows.

  • Lots of 2020 (‘Marge in Chains’ really is a belter)

The unnerving accuracy of The Simpsons predictions surely peaks with the ‘Marge in Chains’ episode, as the backdrop to his escape resembles two of the biggest stories from 2020 – ya know, that year where no one could have predicted half of the things that went down?

  • Underwater submersible emergency situation (Season 17, Episode 10: “Homer’s Paternity Coot”)

In this episode, Homer believes a man named Mason Fairbanks to be his long-lost biological father. The two embark on an underwater adventure in individual submersibles to try and find the treasure in a sunken ship named “Piso Mojado.” But Homer gets stuck in coral and his oxygen levels keep dipping. He loses consciousness and wakes up three days later in a hospital. In June 2023, many fans noted the parallels with the real-life disappearance of an OceanGate submersible that was carrying five passengers who were on an adventure to see the ruins of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The company lost contact with the submersible, which set out early June 19 with 96 hours of oxygen and still had not been located as of June 22.

  • The Donald Trump presidency (Season 11, Episode 17: “Bart to the Future”)

It is the most widely circulated prediction which a lot of people have noticed. The second time The Simpsons took a peek into the future, Lisa has become president of the United States. In a cabinet meeting, she offhandedly mentions, “We inherited quite the budget crunch from President Trump.” It initially was a reference to Trump attempting a run as a Reform Party candidate. But the words gained much more validity when Trump was elected president in 2016. The week after the election, the recurring chalkboard gag even read, “Being right sucks.” More recently, it gained validity again when Trump announced he was running for president yet again in a bid for 2024 — which, incidentally, is the year that The Simpsons had originally predicted, as producer Al Jean noted on Twitter

  • Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance (Season 23, Episode 22: “Lisa Goes Gaga”)

This episode was regarded as one of the worst episodes of the show thus far, “Lisa Goes Gaga” featured the eponymous pop star visiting Springfield and aiding Lisa’s self-esteem issues. When Gaga performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017, many noticed her wire-based, spark-laden stunt bore an uncanny resemblance to one of her many outfits during the episode.

  • Disney buying 20th Century Fox (Season 10, Episode 5: ‘When You Dish Upon a Star’ – 1998)

An establishing shot at the end of the celebrity-heavy “When You Dish Upon a Star” shows the 20th Century Fox logo with “A Division of Walt Disney Co.” below it. Though they have been quick to poke fun at their parent company, the show certainly did not expect Fox to sell to The Walt Disney Co. in July 2018, now bringing Homer Simpson and Mickey Mouse into the same house.

  • Correctly predicting Super Bowls (Season 3, Episode 14: “Lisa the Greek”)

The initial airing of the football-centric episode came only a few days before Super Bowl XXVI, where Lisa correctly predicted the Washington Redskins would win. The next year, the staff decided to dub in the names of that year’s competing teams, and they were once again correct with their call of the Dallas Cowboys as victors. The redubbings continued with moderate success over the next few years, finishing with another accurate prediction of the San Francisco 49ers over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.

  • The Simpsons predict the Super Bowl. Three times (Season 3, Episode 14 – 1992 and onwards)

The super bowl is the cornerstone of Simpsons predictions and one of the first times people started noticing they were getting stuff right. The football-centric episode ‘Lisa the Greek’ aired back in 1992 – only a few days before Super Bowl XXVI – and correctly predicted that the Washington Redskins would win.

  • Video chats (Season 6, Episode 19: “Lisa’s Wedding”)

Going back to “Lisa’s Wedding,” the episode offhandedly features one of the more vital components of the 2010s and especially 2020s amid the pandemic: video chat. The style of communication throughout the episode is visual via a screen, not by phone. In a world that runs on Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout and FaceTime, this is one prediction the writers had to see to believe.

  • Ebola outbreak (Season 9, Episode 3: “Lisa’s Sax”)

In an episode primarily set in 1990, Marge attempted to cheer up a forlorn Bart with a reading of Curious George and the Ebola Virus. Though the disease had existed before the episode, Ebola had its largest outbreak on record in 2014 and 2015, affecting more than just a curious little monkey.

  • Horse meat scandal (Season 5, Episode 19: ‘Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song – 1994)

This one not only hits close to home but there are multiple examples of it, making the prediction even more impressive. Believe it or not, people still eat horse meat in some parts of the world and there is a historic problem with it – they even did an episode about this on Mad Men – but The Simpsons still predicted the 2013 horsemeat scandel nearly 20 years early.

You might remember hearing that Tesco was putting horse meat in your burgers here in the UK but the problem was actually Europe-wide and even in 2020, Illega horsemeat was seized from slaughterhouses in Ireland.

Well, these were only some of the few predictions.

Do they know something we don’t? Is it just co-incident or do they really time travel? Do they only predict or stop some of the dangerous events too?

We all have so many questions but no answers from the makers.

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