The Simpsons‘ has been able to cover hundreds (or even thousands) of topics over the past 25 years.
That really should not be very much of a surprise — especially when you take into consideration that there are well over 550 episodes of The Simpsons that have been aired since the show first premiered back in December of 1989.
However, there is one particular episode of The Simpsons which aired for the first time back in 1997 that possibly could have foretold the future — especially since the Ebola virus recently emerged in the United States.
All that you need to do, according to a report released by Daily Mail, is go back to Season 3 of The Simpsons –– “Lisa’s Sax” (Episode 3).
In order to comfort her son, Marge Simpson offered to read Bart a Curious George story. However, it was not the standard Curious George story that many people have grown to love over the years. The parodied version of the Curious George story used in this particular episode of The Simpsons was titled “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.”
The Simpsons predicted US Ebola outbreak in 1997 http://t.co/wxhgF1wPU5 pic.twitter.com/j6EvdB6WQx
— AzMike623 (@AzMike623) October 9, 2014
Keep in mind that Matt Groening and the writing staff working behind the scenes of The Simpsons could have just been parodying the hit 1995 Dustin Hoffman film, Outbreak, with this particular episode. You also need to remember that the Internet is filled with these types of conspiracy theories connecting the media from the past to the reality of the future (or present). Many of those conspiracy theories have taken this episode of The Simpsons one step further — focusing more on the death scene drawn by Bart Simpson which was also shown during the same scene.
Some people might even have taken this particular theory seriously (at least a little) since the first U.S. Ebola patient recently died. However, the mere idea of The Simpsons being able to predict (or at least foreshadow) the emergence of the Ebola virus in the U.S. nearly 20 years before it happens is at least a funny thought to consider.
— Ryan Michet (@Rytrooper828) October 5, 2014
Every time something serious happens like 9/11 or this Ebola virus, it’s always referred back to the Simpsons….
— #PimpSquad (@_Kira_xo) October 5, 2014
That Simpsons pic of the Ebola virus is so stupid. It was around way before that so that picture was not sending out subliminal messages
— Yung M (@ManpzMinhas) October 5, 2014
What do you think about this episode of The Simpsons? Is its connection to the U.S. Ebola virus emergence just a coincidence or a conspiracy?