‘The Simpsons’, the most popular animated series in television history, stirs up the interest of millions of fans around the world for its original way of presenting the problems of society, and today’s issues are reckoned with a Special sense of humor. There have been several predictions by the Simpsons which will blow your mind.
For almost 30 years of existence, its characters have been recognized as the most popular in the film industry and TV, while the issues they deal with have been discussed and debated around the world.
Some of the plots in this popular series have been the subject of special attention on the part of the followers due to their special ‘prophetic’ content. Here is a summary of the most famous predictions that have been fulfilled in reality in an incredible way.
1. Predictions By The Simpsons– The Candidacy of Donald Trump
One of the most anticipated ‘predictions’ of this animated series has been Republican Donald Trump’s bid for the 2016 elections.
“The Simpsons” showed the billionaire as the presidential candidate 16 years before the American tycoon became an official candidate for the White House.
Even during his candidacy, Trump went down an electrical staircase much as he did 16 years ago in an animated chapter.
2. The electronic voting machine
In an episode broadcast in 2008, an electronic voting machine seems to have gotten out of control by changing Homer’s vote during the election race between Barack Obama and John McCain.
Four years later, the press unveiled a sound and true case of an electronic machine that changed Obama’s own vote for Mitt Romney’s.
3. Predictions By The Simpsons– The Ebola Crisis
In an episode that appeared in 1997, Marge Simpson tries to cheer her son, Bart, lying in bed and sick, suggesting that he read a book under the title ‘The Curious George and the Ebola Virus.
Between 2013 and 2016, this virus reached its peak activity recorded in history, claiming the lives of almost 29,000 people in West Africa.
During the previous 27 years – the first case was recorded in 1976 -, Ebola killed 1,716 people.
4. The flag of the Syrian opposition
In 2001, Bart and his friends formed the ‘Luxury Band’. In one of the music videos, the boys are part of the US Air Force and carry out a military operation in a country in the Middle East.
One of the bombs falls on a group of rebels displaying the flag of the Syrian National Coalition. Surprisingly, that flag, which was used by Syria between 1932 and 1961, was adopted by the opposition in 2012 during the current war, 11 years after the ‘prodigious’ chapter of ‘The Simpsons’.
5. The winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2016
In 2010, Bart’s best friend, Millhouse Van Houten, pointed out to fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Bengt R. Holmstrom as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. In 2016, 6 years after the episode’s broadcast, the prophecy was fulfilled.
A strange image is observed in a chapter emitted in 1997. The family decides to travel to the city of New York and Lisa Simpson gives a magazine to her brother. On its cover is a strange design, which according to many is a clear premonition of the events that occurred four years later on 9th September 2001.
7. The Simpson Predicted death of several celebrities
In 2008, in the annual chapter dedicated to Halloween festivities, Homer is hired to murder several celebrities. The main character in the series kills actor George Clooney, then singer Prince and later astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The odd thing is that Armstrong died in 2012, four years after the premiere of The Simpsons and Prince in 2016, four years later.
Many followers of the series have taken this coincidence to speculate on the possible death of George Clooney in 2020.