13 Strange Times When The Simpsons Predicted the Future


The Simpsons are undoubtedly the most popular show in the world, with a massive fan base. Furthermore, it is the world's longest-running animated sitcom. Aside from its unique sense of humor, this program is intriguing. He has, however, made a name for himself as a fortune-teller.

It's almost as if the show's screenwriters can see the future, from the Apple logo on cellphones to Donald Trump's presidency and beyond. Following the recent Biden-Harris inauguration, the program has received renewed attention.

If you look closely, you can see a scene from the 2000 episode "Bart To The Future." Predicting Kamala Harris' victory as the first female vice president of the United States.

1. Purple Blazer (Kamala Harris)

The scene that predicted Harris' victory. What drew the most attention was the striking resemblance between Lisa's and Harris' clothing. Harris and Lisa wore purple blazers and pearl necklaces to their inauguration. This convinced fans that the series had predicted her victory from the start.

2. At the Biden-Harris Inauguration, Tom Hanks served as the host.

Then there was Tom Hanks' inauguration hosting gig, which sparked some debate among fans. They blamed it on the actor's cameo in The Simpsons Movie in 2007." Hanks addressed the audience as the emcee of the inaugural night more than a decade later.

3. Lady Gaga's Halftime Show at the Super Bowl

Regarding the performer, In 2012, she performed in Springfield while suspended in the air with a harness. She repeated the feat five years later in real life, and she even dressed up in nearly identical space-age attire for her Super Bowl set.

4. The "Mad Queen" Moment of Daenerys Targaryen

Many people were taken aback by Game of Thrones Season 8's plot twist. What's more surprising is that it was hinted at in a 2017 episode of the animated sitcom "The Seasons."

5. Ebola Virus Outbreak

Several fans hypothesized that the 1997 sitcom predicted the 2014 Ebola outbreak. However, it should be noted that Ebola was first discovered in 1976. Or perhaps they realized that a virus would resurface in our lives due to Covid and other similar events.

6. The 9-11 attack

One of the most common predictions has been that various conspiracy theories will cover this topic indefinitely. A burning structure with a "Coming Soon" sign was shown in the 2001 episode "Chain Gang Johnny" of the cartoon series Johnny Bravo. Many people mistook the episode for a reference to the 9/11 attacks. This synchronicity is bizarre enough on its own.

The Simpsons, on the other hand, might have been the first to predict this disaster. A scene from a 1997 episode involved Lisa showing Bart a magazine. On the cover, a shadow of the Twin Towers stood ominously next to a large number 9.

7. iPod 1st Gen

The iPod is said to have first "appeared" in a 1996 episode, five years before Apple released it to the public. The animated version of the device stood out for having the same design and features as the real-life iPod.

8. Outocorrection and Mobile Devices

As early as 1994, the series gave us a glimpse of Smartphones and their auto-correct mechanism. In a scene from the episode "Lisa on Ice," Dolph was seen using an Apple Newton. It was well-known for its poor handwriting recognition function at the time. As a result, when Dolph attempted to write "Beat up Martin," the gadget misinterpreted it as "Eat up Martha."

9. Smartwatches are being created.

In addition, smartwatches were predicted as the future of clocks in 1995, and the Apple Watch was released 20 years later.

10. Greek Financial Crisis

In a 2012 episode, the large headline "Europe puts Greece on eBay" foreshadowed Greece's massive debt crisis three years later.

11. Construction of The Shard in London

From The famous 72-story building was foretold in the 1995 episode "Lisa's Wedding" even before being completed in 2009. It's incredible how closely the actual construction resembled the one depicted in the episode, right down to the location.

12. Equation of the Higgs Boson

The Higgs boson discovery was critical in understanding why other particles in the universe eventually had mass. Professor Peter Higgs and five other physicists proposed its existence in 1964. It wasn't until 2013 that scientists were able to confirm its existence. Surprisingly, the equation for calculating the mass of a Higgs boson was correctly predicted in a 1998 episode of the show.

13. Nobel Prize in Economics in 2016

In the 2010 episode "Elementary School Musical," Milhouse's bet was also MIT professor Bengt Holmström. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2016.

Originally published on the earthwonders

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