EPISODE 202: THE SIMPSONS PREDICTIONS

Some insist that wherever reality seems to take us, the Simpsons have beat us to it and have already been through the exact same thing before. But how is that possible? How has the show and its writing staff successfully predicted so many of these actual happenings?!

After all, there are well over fifty times that internet users and conspirators believe that The Simpsons correctly guessed the outcome of real-life events. Let’s take a look at twenty of the strangest predictions they’ve made.

EPISODE 202: THE SIMPSONS PREDICTIONS CRACKPOP

Episode Contents:

20) THE INSURRECTION AT THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING

Fans of 'The Simpsons' on Twitter are convinced show predicted siege of US  Capitol Hill | Trending News,The Indian Express
The Simpsons seemed to have predicted the storming of the US Capitol Building that took place on January 6, 2021 when these images circulated the internet; however the images from the cartoon were proven to have been doctored.

19) SIEGFRIED AND ROY’S TIGER ATTACK

11 times The Simpsons predicted the future with... - Tom Butler
In the Simpsons, the magicians Gunter and Ernst which are supposed to resemble the real-life magician duo Siegfried and Roy were attacked by their white Bengal tiger. In reality, ten years later, Roy was viciously attacked by a white Bengal tiger and suffered life-threatening injuries.

18) GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER’S DEATH

On THE DAY golf legend Arnold Palmer died, The Simpsons aired for the first time ever, the episode above which name checked him a few times and even referred to him in the PAST tense, as if they had known he would die by the time it aired.

17) THE WINNING SUPER BOWL TEAMS

The Simpsons Predicted Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance | Time
In a recurring segment, Lisa Simpson accurately predicted the winning teams of three consecutive Super Bowls.

16) DISNEY’S PURCHASE OF FOX NETWORK

The Simpsons' Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago – Deadline
Long before Disney ever did buy out and acquire Fox Network, they aired a segment where a sign out in front of Fox Studios which claimed that Disney had already owned them.

15) EXPOSING THE N.S.A.

11 Times 'The Simpsons' Predicted the Future of Technology
The Simpsons appeared to have top secret government surveillance information as they included this joke in The Simpsons Movie, SIX YEARS before ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden revealed shocking, classified information about the NSA’s invasive surveillancing operations.

14) THE U.S. OLYMPIC CURLING TEAM WIN

Simpsons' Episode Predicted U.S. Olympic Curling Team's Gold Medal Victory  - YouTube
In an episode from 2010, Homer and Marge lead the U.S.’ Olympic Curling team to victory, taking the gold over Sweden. Eight years later, the U.S.’ Curling team actually defeated Sweden for the gold medal.

13) GAME OF THRONES ENDING SPOILER

Game Of Thrones fans are left speechless as The Simpsons predicts the  future AGAIN | Daily Mail Online
Before Daenerys Targaryen torched King’s Landing to a crisp in the final season of Game of Thrones, the dragons in The Simpsons burned a village to the ground.

12) SERVING HORSE MEAT

The Simpsons predicted the John Lewis ad and that Donald Trump would become  president - here are 6 other times Springfield saw the future - Radio Times
An episode showed the Springfield Elementary School lunch lady serving the children horse meat; nearly twenty years later, schools in the U.K. were exposed for serving real students meat that was 99% horse.

11) NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING SCIENTISTS

The Simpsons' Predicted Yesterday's Nobel Prize in 2010 | Hollywood Reporter
Some of Springfield’s young ones started a betting pool for who would win a Nobel Prize- two of the names from their picks actually did claim Nobel Prizes in their fields a number of years later.

10) CANADA’S LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

Canada became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana use, but 13 years prior, the Simpsons had already guessed that Canada would take such a relaxed approach towards recreational marijuana use.

09) FAULTY VOTING MACHINES

11 times The Simpsons predicted the future with... - Tom Butler
When Homer tries voting for Obama, the machine switches his vote several times to his opponent. True to form, in the next presidential election, one voting machine was caught stealing votes away from Obama and swapping them in favor of his opponent.

08) GAGA’S HALFTIME SHOW PERFORMANCE

Super Bowl 2017 Lady Gaga half-time jump show was PREDICTED by The Simpsons  in 2012 | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk
Five years before Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show performance, she guest starred on The Simpsons; and the similarities of her halftime performance and her one in Springfield are pretty remarkable.

07) INVENTING AUTO-CORRECT TECHNOLOGY

Top 30 Simpsons Predicted GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat
Way back in 1994, The Simpsons appeared to have invented Auto-Correct as this fictional smart device malfunctioned and misunderstood what its user was trying to say.

06) THE GOD PARTICLE DISCOVERY

Homer Simpson Figured Out Higgs Boson 14 Years Before Scientists - ABC News
At a quick glance, this equation Homer writes on the chalkboard seems to be nonsense, but in reality, FOURTEEN years later, nearly the same equation was used to discover the Higgs Boson particle (aka “The God Particle”).

05) THE SHARD BUILDING

15 Times The Simpsons Predicted The Future With Creepy Precision
Fourteen whole years before The Shard building was ever built in the U.K., The Simpsons included a non-existent skyscraper in their fictional depiction of the U.K., the same shape and nearly in the same exact spot as the actual Shard building.

04) 2020: CORONAVIRUS AND MURDER HORNETS

Die Simpsons sollen das Coronavirus bereits 1993 vorausgesagt ha ben
In 1993, the show depicted a virus that originated in Osaka, Japan and made its way to Springfield where it infected nearly every citizen; many see similarities between this fictional virus and our experience with Covid-19 in 2020.
In the same episode, the citizens accidentally release murderous hornets- which were another threat to the U.S. in 2020.

03) DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL VICTORY

Lisa Simpson GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
In the year 2000, the writers put Lisa in the Oval Office where she confirms that her predecessor was none other than Donald Trump. Fast forward twenty years, and the nation really did see a Trump presidency.

02) 2021 INAUGURATION DAY SIMILARITIES

Did 'The Simpsons' Predict Kamala Harris' Inauguration Day Fashion?
Many have noticed the eerily similar appearances between President Lisa Simpson and Vice President Kamala Harris on their respective Inauguration days, in addition to the fact that they were both the FIRST women in their position AND following a Trump presidency.

01) FORESHADOWING THE 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS

Did The Simpsons predict the Toys R Us closure? Fans share 2004 clip of  Springfield kids in tears outside store
Four years before terrorists attacked New York’s Twin Towers, The Simpsons visited New York and Lisa held up THIS brochure which seemed to predict the exact fateful day that the terrorist attacks would occur. The 9 in the photo is for the price, and the towers each resemble a 1, and the way they’re framed appears to spell out 9- 1- 1 or 9/11 (September 11th).

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