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3 Times That The Simpsons Have Accurately Predicted the Future

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3 Times That The Simpsons Have Accurately Predicted the Future

Vinny Morano, Staff Writer

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When people think of the television program, The Simpsons, they think of the usual facts, like it being the longest running prime-time animated series in history, the recipient of 33 Prime Time Emmy Awards, and the characters being an unusual bright shade of yellow. But one fact that may not come to mind is that The Simpsons has accurately and correctly predicted the outcome of future events numerous times.

 

The Simpsons earliest true prediction took place in 1990 during Season 2, Episode 4, when Bart Simpson catches the first ever three-eyed fish in a river near a nuclear power plant. 21 years later in real life in 2011, a three-eyed fish was discovered in a reservoir in Argentina. The reservoir was fed by water from a nuclear power plant.

 

In 2012 during Season 23, Episode 22, Lady Gaga performed for the town of Springfield (the town that The Simpsons takes place in) while hanging in midair. 5 years later in real life in 2017, Lady Gaga performed during the Super Bowl halftime show and flew off the  Houston NRG Stadium roof.

 

Most notably and famously, in 2001 during Season 11, Episode 17, The Simpsons predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th President of the United States in the future.  15 years later in real life, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States.

 

Many other times (other than the ones mentioned) The Simpsons has accurately predicted the outcome of future events. This leaves the impending question, Are The Simpsons creators somehow seeing the future or are they just plain lucky?

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Vinny Morano, Staff Writer

Vincent Morano (better known as Vinny) is a sophomore at Hawthorne High School. This is Vinny's first year writing for The Clarion and he is very excited...

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