5 Times The Simpsons Freakishly Predicted The Future

5 Times The Simpsons Freakishly Predicted The Future

1. Trump’s Presidency

In the episode “Bart to The Future” Lisa becomes the president of The United States, coincidentally in this episode, a “budget crunch” from president Trump is mentioned. At the time, people could laugh it off because nobody expected Trump being the actual president in the future. The Simpsons predicted this 16 years before president Trump was elected! There’s only one question left – Coincidence?

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2. Siegfried and Roy’s Tiger Attack

The Simpsons made a parody of the entertainers Siegfried & Roy in a 1993 episode called “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalised Gambling).” In the episode, while performing in a casino, the magicians were attacked by the trained tiger.

Exactly a decade after, in 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried was viciously attacked during a Friday night performance on the Las Vegas strip – the magician and trainer’s 59th birthday.

Roy survived but sustained severe injuries in the attack.

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3. Letter from The Beatles 

In 1991, an episode of “The Simpsons” showed The Beatles’ Ringo Star answering fan mail that had been written decades ago.

In September 2013, two Beatles fans from Essex received a reply from Paul McCartney to a letter and recording they sent to the band 50 years ago! They sent the recording to the London theatre but was found years later in a car boot sale by a historian.

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4. Three-eyed fish – Blinky

In this episode from 1990, Bart catcher a three-eyed-fish in a river by a Power Plant, where they spilled the toxic water.

More than a decade later, a fisherman really found a three-eyed fish in a reservoir in Argentina. He later found out that the reservoir itself was fed by water from a nuclear power plant.

5. Ebola Outbreak

In a scene from the episode “Lisa’s Sax“, Bart gets sick and Marge suggests he read a book, strangely the book was titled “Curious George and the Ebola Virus“. At the time, the virus wasn’t particularly widespread in the 1990s.

The latest outbreak has been the worst ever, in 1995,  it killed 254 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 224 in Uganda in 2000.