The Simpsons It is one of the most famous television series on the small screen. The cartoon has been a hit with audiences since 1989, when it premiered. Since then, yellow characters have been in people’s imagination. Mainly, after comics started predicting the future.
Over the decades, fans have come to realize that major ongoing events have already been depicted in previous episodes of the anime. In this sense, fans are still afraid that the predictions are real. Although we were afraid of the future, the project made a series of adjustments that actually happened. Would you like to remember some of these moments?
Donald Trump as president
The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump’s presidency in a 2000 episode. He became president in 2016.
A 1997 episode featured a book about the Ebola virus. In 2014, the Ebola outbreak gained great importance.
The Simpsons introduced a high-tech wristwatch in 1995, anticipating the popularity of smartwatches.
The tiger is loose in the city
In 1993, one episode showed a tiger loose in the city, which happened in Zanesville, Ohio, in 2011.
In 1994, the episode showed the failure of autocorrect in electronic tour guides, which had become common on smartphones.
Food handling scandal
One 2008 episode predicted a food tampering scandal at a fast food chain, similar to the 2013 UK horsemeat case.
Polygraph destroys career
The Simpsons featured a lie detector ruining a character’s career in 1991, which happened to Lance Armstrong in 2013.
Football in ultra-modern arenas
In 2005, the episode “Bonfire of the Manatees” predicted the trend toward building modern soccer arenas, such as those for the World Cup.
In 1993, an episode about an influenza outbreak in Springfield predicted the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
Voting system failure
In 2008, The Simpsons predicted the failure of electronic voting, which has happened in US elections at various times.
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