Can The Simpsons Predict The Future?
Start writing a post
Sports

Can The Simpsons Predict The Future?

Skip the fortune teller and turn on the T.V.

52
Can The Simpsons Predict The Future?
Every Pixel

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.





Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

75873
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

141317
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments