Have you ever felt that strange feeling of déjà vu while watching “The Simpsons”? As if each episode of The Simpsons and its wacky stories were a window into tomorrow? In this article we will discover the similarities between laughter and reality.
In 2024, the best predictions and the craziest scenarios could well become our daily lives. Imagine that each script from the writer of the series is a crystal ball revealing unsuspected truths, true coincidences that are beyond comprehension. Are you ready to discover how these animated stories could be transformed into the titles of tomorrow?
A look back at Simpsons Shock Predictions
The Simpsons' predictions have long fascinated and amused viewers around the world. Here are some of the most notable predictions that have already come true, demonstrating once again the relevance of this cult series in the reality of our contemporary world .
The Election of Donald Trump 🇺🇸
The Simpsons ' prediction of Donald Trump's victory as President of the United States is one of the most famous in the series. In the episode titled The Simpsons in 30 Years , viewers were able to discover the future of Bart and the Simpson family 30 years after their current time.
In this episode, Lisa Simpson is elected president, succeeding Donald Trump , and mentions that she inherited a major budget crisis from Trump's presidency. This episode first aired on Fox in the United States on March 19, 2000 , long before the idea of Donald Trump as president became a real possibility.
This prediction, although humorous at the time, took on special significance when Donald Trump was actually elected President of the United States in 2016.
The Titan Submarine Incident 🌊
If you hang out on social networks, you have inevitably heard about the tragic incident of the Titan submarine which took place on June 18, 2023. This submarine, operated by the American company OceanGate specializing in tourism and expeditions, imploded during an expedition to explore the wreck of the Titanic . On board were 5 people who disappeared following this implosion.
The Titan submarine incident was recalled in the 2006 episode The Simpsons . In this episode, Homer Simpson is seen exploring an underwater wreck resembling the Titanic. On the way home, Homer's submarine gets lost and becomes stuck under an underwater structure, drawing similarities to the tragic Titan submarine incident.
Another episode of The Simpsons in 1998 also shows Homer stuck in a submarine, once again highlighting the eerie similarities between The Simpsons' predictions and actual events.
The 2022 World Cup: Big FAIL? 😬
Episode number 16 of season 25 of The Simpsons , Don't Play the Referees, is the one that predicts the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In this episode , a reference is made to the current football tournament, and it is highlighted that the teams that would play in the World Cup final would be Mexico and Portugal .
This time... Big FAIL for this Simpsons prediction ! The football world cup final was actually the legendary France vs Argentina. And yes, you can't always be right... and even The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is wrong!
The Simpsons continues to captivate audiences with their humorous but often prophetic predictions. Who knows what other predictions from the series will come true in the future ?
Simpsons Predictions for 2024
Robots and Technological Revolution 🤖
The Simpsons characters have always been known for their ability to predict the future , and the technological revolution is no exception to this rule. In the episode Ouch, Robot , the series explored the idea of robotization and its impact on the world of work.
In this episode, Mr. Burns replaces all the employees at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant with robots to cut costs, but things take a chaotic turn when the robots begin replacing all the jobs in the city, creating a crisis of 'employment.
This leads us to reflect on the future of our society at the time of the technological revolution in 2024.
World War Against China 🇨🇳
Another scary prediction made by The Simpsons concerns a possible world war against China. Although the series did not directly predict a war in 2024, it considered a military conflict between the United States and China in the episode The Simpsons in 30 years .
In this episode, Lisa , now president, inherits a crisis economy due to previous management, with a mention of a massive debt to China . If tensions rise, 2024 could be the year things start to escalate, paving the way for wider conflicts in 2031!
Zombie Invasion and Contaminated Meat 🧟
The Simpsons also explored a grisly prediction of a zombie invasion caused by tainted meat . In The Simpson Horror Show XX , a scene depicts the citizens of Springfield becoming zombie creatures called " Munchers " after eating burgers contaminated with a virus.
This prediction may seem far-fetched, but it raises serious questions about food safety and the risks of viral contamination in our food in 2024. In a world where lab-grown meat is growing in popularity, food safety standards are becoming a hot topic.
The Simpsons humorously reminds us of the potential dangers of neglecting this crucial issue.
Other Fascinating Predictions for the Future
Acquisition of Fox by Disney 🤝
One of the most stunning Simpsons predictions concerns Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox . In 1998, in the season 10 episode Homer Makes His Movies , a subtle image gave a clue to the future takeover , revealing a Century Fox sign with the words "A Walt Disney Studio Subsidiary" underneath.
It wasn't until December 2017 that this prediction was echoed in real life , when Disney confirmed the acquisition of Fox . This moment reminds us of the incredible influence that The Simpsons has in predicting the future of big business.
The Tragic End of Game of Thrones 🐉
The Simpsons has not only predicted real-life events, but also twists in other shows. The episode The Serfsons outlined the tragic ending of Game of Thrones . The episode draws a parallel with the scene where Daenerys destroys King's Landing with her dragon.
This prediction sparked heated discussions on the internet , showing the ability of the show's writers to anticipate key moments in other popular works.
Future Sporting Events 🏆
The Simpsons' predictions for future sporting events don't stop at the 2022 World Cup . Other episodes imagined scenarios for various sporting events , sometimes showing teams winning certain championships.
Although these predictions have not yet been verified, their disconcerting accuracy continues to generate buzz on social networks . With every major competition, fans scrutinize episodes of The Simpsons for clues about the possible outcome of the matches.
What will Simpson's next prediction be?
So what does the future hold for us? What will be the next “ Simpson prediction ” to prove correct? If we've learned anything, it's that the lines between Simpsons fiction and our reality are very fine.
Perhaps by examining past episodes, we could decipher what will happen in 2024. The Simpsons , this Mrs. Irma of the cartoon , never cease to surprise us, mixing the absurd and the prophetic. By laughing at their adventures, we may have overlooked valuable clues about our own future story .
Stay attentive, because each gag may hide a prediction , each joke a future truth. And you, what predictions from The Simpsons have you noticed that could well come true tomorrow?