The Simpsons have made a number of uncannily accurate predictions during the show’s nearly three decades on air, according to the Daily Star. But it was the recently-discovered prediction of GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s presidency in one of the episodes of the animated sitcom that made fans re-watch it from Season 1 to find more predictions of the future.
You're all aware that The Simpsons predicted a Trump Presidency all the way back in 2000, right? https://t.co/QZqggIjg1v
— Tim Schmidt (@ImTschmidt) April 18, 2016
Moreover, there are quite a few conspiracy theorists who believe The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, who launched the animated sitcom in 1987, has access to inside information into alleged global plots around the world.
Among the most shocking and chillingly accurate predictions made by The Simpsons is the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Donald Trump’s presidency, and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
— Brad Manford (@BradManford) January 3, 2015
In a 1997 episode of The Simpsons, the creators predicted the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that made headlines in late 2014 and through the first half of 2015. In the episode, Bart Simpson is seen lying in his bed with a fever.
Marge Simpson then comes into his room and tells him to read a book titled Curious George and the Ebola Virus. On the book’s cover, the famous monkey Curious George is shown lying in bed, clearly suffering from some kind of illness.
It’s believed that monkeys are the carrier of the Ebola virus which has killed thousands of people, mainly in Africa. When Marge asks if her son would like to draw, Bart points to a drawing of himself with daggers sticking out of his back with the words “SAD” in the title.
But what truly shook the world, and the United States, in particular, was the fact that The Simpsons predicted Trump’s presidency.
And while writers of the episode, which aired on March 19, 2000, admit they don’t remember what pushed them to depict Trump as the President of the U.S., the fact that the real estate mogul has high chances of becoming the president later this year makes the fans wonder if The Simpsons creators indeed have access to information about global plots.
The episode of The Simpsons that aired more than 16 years ago, titled “Bart to the Future,” shows Trump leaving behind a broken country in a state of decay while Lisa Simpson is elected as the president of the U.S., tasked with saving the country.
16 Years Ago, "The Simpsons" Predicted Donald Trump Would Be President pic.twitter.com/fqBJxwXfrH
— claire (@_Ebuz) March 27, 2016
In the episode, Bart Simpson is offered the opportunity to take a look at his future life, in which he is depicted as a miserable loser while his sister is destined to inherit the country in a chaotic state left by Donald Trump.
But the most favorite prediction of conspiracy theorists made by The Simpsons is probably the September 11 terrorist attacks, which left nearly 3,000 people dead in 2001. The episode, which aired in September 1997, featured a chillingly accurate reference to 9/11.
There's a theory that The Simpsons predicted 9/11 pic.twitter.com/q3wD38qDCV
— Actor Trivia (@ActorTrivia) March 12, 2016
In the The Simpsons episode, Lisa Simpson is seen holding a magazine, in which the words “New York” are is close to a number “9” against a silhouette of the Twin Towers. It looks as if it the World Trade Center in the background makes the number 11.
The episode, titled “New York City Against Homer,” aired full four years before the deadly terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda.
But uncannily accurate predictions are not the only reason why The Simpsons is so loved by so many people around the world. It’s also the show’s neutral political satire that keeps gaining new fans across the globe, according to A.V. Club.
And American fans in particular respect The Simpsons for not taking sides in terms of politics. What the creators and writers do is put the blame on the entire political system of the country rather than specifically on liberals or conservatives, as many other shows do.
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