The longest-running animated T.V. show is The Simpsons, which was created by Matt Groening. The Simpsons follows a nuclear family in the small town of Springfield, USA. With the show having over 30 seasons and over 660 episodes, they have not just stuck with making everyday episodes. Some episodes take them on vacation and travel, others look into their futures, and some have alien creatures come and visit. One thing that fans have started to notice over the years is that The Simpsons have made predictions that actually happen in the real world. Because of all of the predictions from The Simpsons, Matt Groening has been called a time traveler by several fans. You can decide for yourself after reading the top 5 predictions made by The Simpsons that have come true.
The Simpsons Predictions #5 – Smartwatches
Where would we be today without our smart electronics? But before Apple ever released its smartwatch, The Simpsons prediction something like it back in 1995. In an episode where Lisa sees her future, there is a scene where her fiance is talking to someone from a smartwatch.
Though our smartwatches today might not have the same design and features as the one in The Simpsons, they were still able to predict this piece of technology. Who knows what The Simpsons will think of next, and maybe one day you will see it in real life just like this.
The Simpsons Predictions #4 – Toys “R” Us Closing
When you were a child, your favorite store was most likely Toys “R” Us. It was a place where they seemed to have everything you ever dreamed about or wished for. Though Toys “R” Us was a popular place for kids, the company announced in 2018 that they were closing all of their U.S. stores.
Back in 2004, when The Simpsons had an episode where all of the single people tried to kill every child-friendly thing in town, they ended up closing and destroying Toys “R” Us. While the cause for the closing was different, it still had the same outcome. Luckily, Toys “R” Us is slowly making its way back into the United States thanks to a company that bought it in Canada.
The Simpsons Predictions #3 – Trump Running For Office
In the early 2000s, The Simpsons released an episode that many people thought was funny, when then businessman and T.V. personality, Donald Trump announced his run for the presidency at his hotel. Though this might have been the thing that sparked his interest in running, many years later, this joke The Simpsons made came to life when Trump announced that he was running for president in 2015.
Not only did they predict how he would announce his presidency one day, they even got the two handjusters down that he did while descending down the golden escalator. We just wonder who else they are going to predict to be to run for the presidency so we can be on the lookout.
#2 – Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show
In a 2012 episode, The Simpsons had a very special guest, Lady Gaga appear as herself. Having a high-profile star appear on the show is not abnormal, but how they animated her character during her performance may have predicted her Superbowl show.
For the 2017 Halftime Show at NRG Stadium for SuperBowl LI, Lady Gaga started her performance on top of the stadium. Not only did they predict her being in an aerial harness and flying over the crowd, but they also had a lighted image appear behind Lady Gaga in the episode. Though the image was different there was still a lighted imagine during her Superbowl performance.
#1 – Disney Owning Fox
Since its creation with a little mouse, The Walt Disney Company has grown into a mega-media outlet. From releasing movies, T.V. shows, and entire networks, many of the things you watch are made by Disney.
The Simpsons is not what you would call “Disney friendly” with the crass, vulgar jokes they make on the show. But, 20 years after the episode aired of Disney owning Fox, it came true. Though this could have been slightly predicted with Disney inquiring a lot of big players like Marvel and Lucas Films, these two purchases were still made several years after that episode was released. But at least now you will be able to see Lisa and Marge at Disneyworld, right?