The team behind The Simpsons have some weird ability of striking prediction that somehow becomes true in the future years. The American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening which was inspired by his own family, substituting Bart for his own name was first aired on April 19, 1987, as a part of The Tracey Ullman Show.
After its huge success of its satirical depiction of the American Society and entertainment culture, they have outdone the whole prediction game yet again. It has become like a new-age Nostradamus.
Recently there was an uproar of people on social media as Disney announces buying 21st-century fox assets for $54.2 billion. Guess what! They predicted that too. Weird right?
Check out more spooky predictions made by the Simpsons family that came true.
1. Trump’s Presidency.
Episode: Bart to the Future, Season 11 Episode 17.
In the year 2000, in this specific episode, showing the future through Bart Simpson’s adulthood, his sister Lisa Simpson becomes the president after the presidency of Donald Trump who created ‘quite a budget crunch’ in the White House.
2. Higgs boson equation.
Episode: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace, Season 10 Episode 2.
In this episode, Homer Simpsons is seriously portrayed to be solving a rather complicated equation. Simon Singh who is the author of “The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets”, says that he predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle (which is an important topic in the theory of Physics). In 2013, physicist actually proved the equation to be true, with an experiment costing $13 billion involving The Large Hadron Collider.
3. Autocorrect problems.
Episode: Lisa on Ice, Season 6, Episode 8.
The scene takes place during the school assembly where Kearney told his friend Dolph “Beat up Martin” through his Newton (a failed Apple device) which autocorrects into ‘Eat up Martha’, thus causing the confusions which are still alive today.
Nitin Ganatra, former Director of Engineering of iOS applications made a statement using the gag above.
He quotes, “If you heard people talking and they used the words ‘Eat up Martha,’ it was basically a reference to the fact that we needed to nail the keyboard. We needed to make sure the text input works on this thing, otherwise, ‘Here comes the Eat up Marthas”.
4. Mr. Baracks’s voting poll.
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIX, Season 20 Episode 4.
In the scene, Homer tries voting for Barack Obama but the voting machine breaks down and keeps increasing on John McCain’s poll. The episode was of 2008. And the spooky thing is, after 4 years, that is in 2012, during the presidential election, one of the machines had to be changed as it kept on transforming Obama’s vote into Mitt Romney’s.
5. Video calling/Facetime.
Episode: Lisa’s Wedding, Season 6 Episode 19.
During this particular episode, which shows the future, Marge is talking to Lisa through a screen, and the show was from 1995. Well, nowadays its a common means of communication.
6. The tiger attack.
Episode: Siegfried and Roy tiger attack Season 5, Episode 10.
In the episode, the famous magician Siegfried and Roy are being attacked by a white tiger when Homer and Ned Flanders went to Vegas. Apparently, the misfortune came to be true when Roy was attacked by a white tiger during their show in a live performance at Montecore, in 2003.
7. Lady Gaga.
Episode: Lisa Goes Gaga, Season 23 Episode 22.
In the 2012 episode, Lady Gaga performed for the Springfield crowd suspended in mid-air with sparkling armor with a bikini top that bursts out flames. The same thing happened later when Gaga swooped the audience in the NRG stadium during the Super Bowl along with the same attire.
8. Ebola breakout.
Episode: Lisa’s Sax, Season 9 Episode 3.
It was during the 1997 show where Marge gives Bart a book called “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.” The virus was hardly known back then, but in 2014 the virus outbroke in Africa killing thousands of people, which is considered the deadliest epidemic in the history of mankind.
9. The Shard building.
Episode: Lisa’s Wedding, Season 6 Episode 19.
The episode was aired in 1995, where Lisa’s marriage took place, predicting a whole lot of situations. One came to be true quite precisely, that is the Shards building which is Europe’s tallest building. They even predicted the right location which is near the Big Ben, and 1000 ft tall. The actual skyscraper was built after 14 years in 2009.
10. Greece’s Debt.
Episode: Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson Season 23, Episode 10.
Homer joins the news channel Head B**t in the episode that aired in 2012, where the headline states “Europe puts Greece on eBay”. A bit harsh but wait till you hear this, exactly after three years Greece crippled the International Momentary fund, being the first developed nation to fall in hikes.
11. NSA spying on innocent citizens.
Episode: The Simpsons Movie.
In the 2007 movie, it shows that the NSA was listening into the phone conversation of Lisa while they were escaping the dome that locked down the whole city.
In 2014, Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA employee, outed himself as the Guardian’s source for its series of leaks on the NSA and cyber-surveillance. He quotes, “I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things. I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded”.
12. Nobel Prize.
Episode: Elementary School Musical, Season 22 Episode 1.
The episode was from 2010 where Millhouse awkwardly shy kid that crushes over Lisa who made a right statement of Bengt R. Holmstrom winning the Nobel Prize in Economics which came true in 2016.
13. The three-eyed fish.
Episode: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, Season 2, Episode 4.
In the episode, Bart was fishing in the river near the power plant and catches a fish that had three eyes. Similarly, after 21 years in 2011, a rare fish with three eyes was caught in Argentina.
14. FIFA controversies.
Episode: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee, Season 25 Episode 16.
The episode was from 2014 depicts the corruption in the football fraternity where some of the leaders were arrested a year later after being caught. And it also predicted the German’s victory over Brazil of 2014 FIFA World Cup.
15. Disney claiming 21st Century Fox assets.
Episode: “When You Wish Upon A Star,” an episode of the 1998 show.
In the episode shows a sign that reads “20th Century Fox, A Division of Walt Disney Co.” Just five days ago Disney finally bought the assets for $54.2 billion which includes National Geographic, FX, regional sports networks, Star India, and stakes in Hulu and Sky. Disney will acquire the rights to popular superhero franchises X-Men and Fantastic Four, which many fans hope will lead to the integration of the franchises into the Avengers universe.
There is no explanation to how the team of The Simpsons can land such prediction which becomes true. But we like it anyway, so keep them coming!