You never really know what the future holds, but if you watch The Simpsons closely, you might start to think that its creators have a Magic 8-Ball or something. Throughout its 32 seasons, this iconic show has (accidentally) predicted how the coming days will look numerous times, and some of these guesses were surprisingly accurate too. Like Donald Trump’s presidency. Or Disney buying 20th Century Fox.
After the Biden – Haris inauguration, the show’s Nostradamus-like screenwriting has once again captured the Internet’s attention. The pair were elected after winning the presidential election in November 2020, but fans of The Simpsons are convinced Harris’ fate was decided even before then.
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In 2000, The Simpsons creators depicted Lisa wearing a grey top, a purple jacket, and what looked to be a pearl beaded necklace and earrings. Harris arrived at the Capitol looking nearly identical, with the only difference being her purple top.
Social media users quickly pointed out the eerie similarities, with some going as far as asking Harris if she took inspiration from Lisa’s wardrobe choices.
As for why the showrunners chose Trump as the president in the first place, writer Dan Greaney told The Hollywood Reporter that, “It was a warning to America. And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.”
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4. Donald Trump’s Presidency
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8. Disney Buying 20th Century Fox
9. Kamala Harris Dress In Purple
Yes, the show did not have an animated version of Harris working alongside the president but in 2000, it aired an episode called Bart To The Future, in which Lisa becomes the first female President of the United States, inheriting the White House after — you guessed it — Donald Trump.
Harris is the first female ever to be the vice president of the United States, which is a milestone not so different from the one The Simpsons pitched. And, just like in the episode, her term begins after Trump’s came to an end. But it was her choice of clothing at the inauguration ceremony that really got people talking about the connection between the two.
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In a 2012 episode, “Politically Inept With Homer Simpson”, Homer appears as a guest on a news show. A headline flashes at the bottom of the screen: ‘Europe puts Greece on eBay’. Even though Europe didn’t actually sell a whole country online, three years later in 2015, Greece became the first developed country to enter a large scale debt crisis.