‘The Simpsons’ is one of those shows that will apparently never end. It’s now thirty seasons in, and there’s still no sign of it getting the chop. The fact it’s endured for so long has been surprising given people have been criticizing its quality for several decades now. However, despite all the hate it receives, there are still many ‘Simpsons’ fans out there. They love everything about the program, from its crazy characters to its unsettling ability to predict the future. The show’s writers must be psychic given all the things they’ve gotten right.
The current president
‘The Simpsons’ is known for its flashback and fast forward episodes, with ‘Bart to the Future’ one of the most famous examples of the latter. It saw Bart learn of a future where his sister was the President, and he was a freeloader, although that wasn’t what left viewers shocked.
No, instead it was the fact that the show managed to predict the man who is now the President of the United States. Despite airing in 2000, ‘The Simpsons’ somehow knew that the businessman would one day take up residence in the white house. Does that mean Yeardley Smith will follow in his footsteps?
American’s curling win
The Simpson family get up to all sorts of wacky adventures, which is why Homer and Marge becoming Olympic curlers didn’t seem like much of a stretch in 2010. However, not only did the dysfunctional couple make it to the Olympic final in ‘Boy Meets Curl,’ but they also beat Sweden to the gold medal.
Strangely enough, that’s exactly what happened eight years later at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The US was losing until the end when they managed an extraordinary win against Sweden.
The Higgs boson particle
Homer isn’t known for his smarts. That’s why in the episode ‘The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,’ he had such a hard time of inventing anything useful. While his armchair toilet and electric hammer might not have been winners, though, it seems he was actually onto something in that episode.
It appears that an equation he wrote on a blackboard was almost identical to the one used to discover the mass of a particle 14 years later. Clearly, the scientists who made the discovery weren’t watching ‘The Simpsons’ in their free time.
Daenerys’ fiery revenge
After eight incredible seasons, ‘Game of Thrones’ finally came to a dramatic end this year. People were shocked by the twists and turns in those final episodes, although if they’d watched ‘The Simpsons,’ they might have known what to expect.
The 2017 episode ‘The Serfsons’ paid homage to the HBO series by making numerous references to the show. At one point, Homer revived a dragon who then went on to burn down a village. That sounds pretty similar to what Daenerys and her dragon did on ‘Game of Thrones’ two years later.
Disney buys Fox
Plenty of people were surprised when Disney bought Fox and claimed rights to all of its shows, including ‘The Simpsons.’ However, it seems the people behind the animated series might not have been too shocked by the purchase. After all, they’d predicted it as far back in 1998.
The episode ‘When You Dish Upon a Star’ featured a 20th Century Fox sign with the words “A division of Walt Disney Co.” printed on it. Fast forward 19 years and that joke became a very expensive reality.
We can only imagine how many more things ‘The Simpsons’ will predict while it remains on the air.