What the Simpsons Predicted for 2021

What the Simpsons Predicted for 2021

(RepublicanPress.org) – My but how time passes when you are having a good time. It’s hard to believe, but The Simpsons has been around for more than 30 years and counting. Creator Matt Groening unleashed the zany animated family on the world through a series of film shorts that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons beginning in April 1987. In 1989, Fox picked up the program, where it became its first series to hit the Top 30 ratings.

The Simpsons has a rich history of success with predicting future events. Business Insider published a list of 18 times the program got it right.

For example, the “Bart to the Future” episode predicted the rise of Donald Trump to the president’s office way back in 2000 when the episode first aired.

According to Business Insider, The Simpsons’ first accurate prediction occurred during a 1990 episode when Bart caught a three-eyed fish while fishing in a stream next to the local power plant. Years later, an Argentina fisherman caught a three-eyed wolf fish at a reservoir near a nuclear power plant.

The Simpsons’ 2021 Prediction

Hoping to bank on the program’s record of success and perhaps aware of the chaos surrounding the country in the weeks leading up to the election, The Simpsons predicted a grim future for 2021 during the airing of its “Treehouse of Horror” episode in 2020.

Check it out in the clip below.

The relevant portion of the episode shows Homer reading a newspaper in his backyard hammock. Marge calls him and reminds him it’s election day, and he needs to get out and vote. However, instead of going to the polling station, he took a nap and only dreamed about it.

The clip abruptly switched to January 20, 2021 and a nightmare scene more befitting a b-movie than a pop culture animated series.

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