21 Times "The Simpsons" Predicted the Future

The Simpsons has been on TV for 31 seasons, with season 32 on the way, so it's had a lot of opportunity to predict the future, and in some instances, it's been amazingly correct. Buzzfeed took a look at 21 predictions the show has made over the years that later came true. Here are 10 of them...You can see FULL LIST HERE

  1. That Donald Trump became president of the United States."This is first mentioned in an episode back in 2000. Donald Trump became president in 2016."
  2. Lady Gaga was suspended from the air during a performance. "This episode aired in 2012. Lady Gaga was suspended from the air during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017."
  3. When Homer voted on a rigged voting machine. "This episode aired in 2008. A polling place in Philadelphia was accused of rigging the Obama/Romney election in 2012."
  4. When the Ebola virus hit the world. "This episode aired in 1997. The Ebola outbreak began in 2013."
  5. When two characters modeled after Siegfried and Roy were attacked by a tiger."This episode aired in 1993. Roy Horn was attacked by a tiger during one of their shows in 2003."
  6. When smart watches became a must-have accessory. "This episode aired in 1995. Apple watches launched in 2015."
  7. When the U.S. beat Sweden in curling in the Winter Olympics. "This episode aired in 2010. U.S. won the gold over Sweden in curling during the 2018 Winter Olympics."
  8. When Daenerys torched all of King's Landing inGame of Thrones. "This episode aired in 2017. The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones that featured Daenerys torching King's Landing aired in 2019."
  9. When JC Penney's went out of business. "This episode aired in 2006. JC Penney's filed for bankruptcy in 2020."
  10. When Cats was a box office bomb and overall awful film. "This episode aired in 2005.Cats premiered, and tanked, in 2019."

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