Forget watching the news about what is happening or going to happen in the world, just watch the simpsons. This is freaky to read. Surely the writers must have some inside gossip?
“The Simpsons” has been running for over 25 years, some of the storylines are creepily close to events that have happened throughout the world.
Sixteen years ago, an episode of “The Simpsons” predicted that Donald Trump would one day become US president.
In the episode Bart to the Future, Bart is given a glimpse into 2030. Lisa Simpson has taken up the presidency from Trump, who has left the country in debt. She says: “We have inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.” Viewers then hear one of her advisors say America borrowed from every country in the world under President Trump.
Dan Greaney, the writer of the episode, commented on Trumps inclusion in the show. “It was a warning to America,” he said. “That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was consistent with the vision of America going insane.
“What we needed was for Lisa to have problems beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that’s why we had Trump be president before her.”
He said: “That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom.”
“It was consistent with the vision of America going insane.”
The Simpsons predicted 9/11
Conspiracists were quick to jump on this one.
In the episode New York City Against Homer, Lisa holds up a magazine with the word New York accompanied by a number nine against a silhouette of the World Trade Centre – which makes the number 11.
The design, it is claimed, is a direct reference to 9/11.
The episode was first aired in September 1997 – a full four years before the terrorist atrocities in the Big Apple.
In an episode first aired in 1997, The Simpsons predicted the Ebola virus crisis that hit in late 2014. Bart is in bed suffering from a fever when Marge suggests he reads a book called Curious George and the Ebola Virus.The book’s cover features a book with a monkey, who appears to be suffering from an illness, lying in bed.Many believe the species is the carrier of the virus, which killed thousands of people during an outbreak late in 2013.
And this wasn’t the only time the writers had managed to predict the future.