It is now well known, the Simpsons are real Mrs. Irma of the cartoon. They predict a lot of things that happen in reality. Are they on purpose? Do they really see the future? Are they paying people to do what they “predicted” in order to achieve the ultimate buzz? We don’t know, but we’ve compiled some of the best predictions for you right here.
1. The death of Elizabeth II in 2022
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Last stroke of fate to date, the series has struck again just by predicting the death of the queen in 2022 (without specifying a date, otherwise it would have become really scary).
2. President Trump
In this scene, Lisa explains that Trump left them a rotten budget after his term. It was in 2000…
3. The scene of Daenerys burning down a city with her dragon
4. Bengt Holmström’s Nobel Prize
On the image, we see that Milhouse bet on the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Bengt Holmström. Six years later, the economist has won the Nobel Prize.
5. The magicians Siegfried and Roy attacked by their white tiger
In the cartoon, then in real life, the duo of illusionists Siegfried and Roy were attacked by their legendary white tiger. Bad luck.
6. Disney buying Century Fox
Predicted in 1998, realized 19 years later.
7. Connected watches
This image dates from 1995, it’s still strong.
8. Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl
Unless Lady Gaga was inspired by the Simpsons for her choreography? In any case, they had predicted it.
9. The Horsemeat Scandal
Several brands were caught in 2013 for putting horse meat in their dish without mentioning it. In a 1994 episode of The Simpsons, the canteen lady was cooking horse meat without saying so, too.
10. Ebola virus
Well, they didn’t invent the virus, but 17 years later there was a serious epidemic of the disease.
11. The Shard building in London
Look at it, on the left, far behind Big Ben. Even the shape is similar. A-HU-RI-SSANT.
12. This three-eyed fish
13. Digital assistants who don’t understand what they’re saying
In 1994, Lisa uses a voice assistant and dictates “Beat up Martin”, which is recognized as “Eat up Martha” by the machine. Exactly the same problem we have with our current assistants.
14. The date of the fall of the Twin Towers
We’re more on a disturbing element than a real prediction, but in this image from 1997, we see Lisa holding a magazine where we see the price of $9 next to the twin towers, which gives 9/11, or September 11 in English. Very disturbing, even.
15. The Greece Crisis
In a 2012 episode, we can read “Europe sells Greece on Ebay”. Three years later, Greece is indeed in a big crisis and we no longer know what to do with its debt. In the spirit, it was not far at all.
16. The design of the first iPods
Simpsons: 1996 / Apple: 2001
17. Defective voting machines
In 2008, Homer tried to vote for Barack Obama but the machine automatically gave his vote to Mitt Romney. This is exactly what happened 4 years later in Pennsylvania, when a machine gave all the Obama votes to Romney.