The Simpsons seem to have predicted as much about our world as it has witnessed, and now it’s been around long enough to riff on the events it long ago predicted in what passed for comedy at the time.
Scientists confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson back in 2012…14 years after Homer illustrated an undiscovered particle on a blackboard.
Millhouse bet on MIT professor Bengt Holmstrom to win a Nobel Prize – which he did 6 years later.
Homer voted for Obama but the votes were changed to Romney – just like happened in Pennsylvania in 2008.
Yes, residents of St. Petersburg actually wanted the “indecent” statue covered, just like on the show.
They were using a watch as a phone back in 1995.
Yeah, everything that ever will be has already been on “The Simpsons”. But this is a bit on the nose. pic.twitter.com/SOHKyIzHjn
— Phil Hagen (@PhilHagen) January 21, 2021
Ten years earlier, they were mauled by one on The Simpsons.
Thank goodness he survived covid to help us out.
In 1998, Homer sold a script to 20th Century Fox…which had just been taken over by Disney. That happened for real 19 years later.
So…they nailed that, too.
It changed “beat up martin” to “eat up Martha.” In 2005, autocorrect was rolled out for real.