“The Simpsons” is well-known for predicting the future and they have stood the test of time in proving it. It is not surprising to know that Simpsons already predicted the future for the controversial year 2020 as well.
The Simpsons predicted Joe Biden as the President of the United States, and actor Tom Hanks will be hosting the 90-minutes show for his inaugural. They predicted Tom Hanks will address the public on the US Government’s credibility. This prediction was made fourteen years back, in 2007.
The episode “Lisa Goes Gaga” of The Simpsons has cables flying over the audience, at some concert. Exactly the same happened at the Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, where Lady Gaga was coming down from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables and wearing almost the same outfit as the episode.
The Simpsons had already predicted Donald Trump’s presidency in the Season 11, 2000th episode – “Bart to the Future”. In that episode, the year was 2030 and the Simpson administration had rooted a huge budget crunch from President Trump.
The “Games of Throne” had a twisted plot and was predicted by Simpsons, where the characters Bengt R. Holmstrom and Daenerys Targaryen received the Nobel Prize in Economics. They actually predicted the end of “Game of Thrones”.
It will not be a wonder if I say that even the Coronavirus pandemic has been predicted by The Simpsons. In the Season four, episode “Marge in Chains” shows a global pandemic flu, called as “Osaka Flu” is spread by a Japanese factory worker while coughing into a package. It also showed how the citizens of Springfield were desperately looking for a cure for this flu. The same episode also showed the unfair arrest that led to an extensive civil unrest and anarchy in Springfield.
These incidents are all so fresh and clear in our minds, that The Simpsons predicted several years ago.
In a 1995 episode of The Simpsons – “Lisa’s Wedding”, it showed Lisa got engaged to an Englishman called Hugh St. John Alastair Parkfield. When he comes home with Lisa to Springfield, he ends up with Homer in Moe’s Bar. Later, Moe realized Homer’s drinking partner is from England and that created World War II’s history.
The Simpsons has also foretold about World War III, like it did for the buyout of 20th Century Fox by Disney. Presently, there is not much worry about the breaking of World War III, but The Simpsons have time and again proven to predict alarmingly dangerous events for the future. It has come to a point that we cannot ignore them completely.
We hope to see some of the innovative predictions to come true, like virtual reality fudge.