Friday, September 29, 2023

The Simpsons: series predictions

“The Simpsons” is known for making many “predictions” that seem to come true in real life, although many of them are just coincidences or funny extrapolations. Some notable examples include: the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

    • Donald Trump as president: In the 2000 episode, titled “Bart to the Future”, Lisa Simpson is shown as the President of the United States and mentions that her predecessor is Donald Trump. Donald Trump became the president of the United States in 2017.
    • The Ebola epidemic: In the 1997 episode “Lisa’s Sax”, Marge reads a book to Bart that shows a picture of a pamphlet about Ebola. Later in 2014, an Ebola outbreak occurred in West Africa that attracted global attention.
    • smart watches: In a 1995 episode, a character is shown using an advanced communication watch. In real life, smartwatches became popular in the 2010s.
    • Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox: In a 1998 episode, a banner was shown that said “A division of the Walt Disney Co.” In real life, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019.
    • Autocorrect on iPhone: In a 1994 episode, a Treehouse dictionary was shown suggesting incorrect words, similar to the autocorrect feature on iPhone phones.
    • The faulty voting machine: In a 2008 episode, Homer tries to vote for Barack Obama, but the voting machine registers his vote for John McCain. There were reports of faulty voting machines in the 2012 election.
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