Prepare for the terrifyingly accurate predictions of the comedy show, The Simpsons, that may seem light and funny, but in fact have the future pegged quite eerily. From political to athletic claims, a multitude of episodes out of the 630 aired appear to have insight on exactly how everything will play out years later.
In episode 1 of Season 22, Milhouse bet on a scorecard that Bengt Holmström would win a Nobel Prize. In 2016, he indeed won a Nobel in economics. This was 6 years after the episode aired.
In episode 22 of season 23, it is shown that Lady Gaga not only performs a half time show, but is also hanging in the air. Interestingly, a show, along with the predicted air suspension did take place when Lady Gaga performed 5 years later.
In episode 19 of season 6, the smartwatch is predicted. This one is perhaps easier to understand, but the episode of The Simpsons showed a watch on your wrist that could also be used as a phone. Although, Apple and other brands have now modified this to resemble a watch, not a phone. However, the time gap was incredible. The episode aired almost 20 years prior to the Apple Watch.
In episode 4 of season 2, Bart Simpson catches a fish with three eyes. This fish came from a river that was connected with a power plant. Eerily enough, about 10 years later, a tri-eyed fish was discovered in an Argentinian river that was fed into by none other than... a power plant!
In episode 12 of season 21, airing in 2010, Marge and Homer compete at the Vancouver Olympics against Sweden in Curling. After being behind, they pull out for a United States victory and win the gold medal. Sound familiar? That’s because it is! In the Olympics this year, the brother and sister American duo were behind their Swedish opponents for the gold... and won!
In episode 5 season 10, it is predicted that Disney will buy 20th Century Fox. Homer pitches a script to 20th Century Fox and there is a sign outside that stated 20th Century Fox is a division of Walt Disney Co. 19 years later, Disney ended up doing exactly as projected for an estimated $52.4 billion.
In episode 17 of season 11, Donald Trump is predicted to become the President of the United States. 16 years before his actual presidency, the episode airs where Lisa becomes president after Trump and is left asking why the country is in debt and falling apart. (Same Lisa, same.)
Tremendous coincidence or other worldly insight? Perhaps we will never know, but tune in to watch the possible future of our country unfold on a television screen.