The Simpsons Didn't Just Predict Trump Winning The Presidency, They Predicted All Kinds Of Events

Sometimes real-life is stranger than fiction, but in this instance it's definitely the other way around, or a bit of both. You no doubt saw the news in your feeds about how The Simpsons predicted the Trump presidency.

It refers to an episode aired back in 2000 called "Bart to the Future" where Bart sees a vision of the future where Lisa becomes the first "straight, female president."

A scene later shows her in the White House in her forst Oval Office meeting where she says, "As you know we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump. How bad is it secretary Van Houten?"

"It was a warning to America," writer Dan Greaney subsequently told The Hollywood Reporter about the episode. "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."

Well, it looks like they were right.

And now that insanity has happened, the show even acknowledged their prediction when the episode recently re-aired after the election result, with a changed blackboard gag from Bart saying "Being right sucks."

But, The Simpsons' soothsaying skills don't end with the Trump presidency. It turns out the show predicted so many things about the future that turned out to be right.

Well, at least that's the joke in a meme that sprung up where people were claiming The Simpsons predicted everything from Trump's cabinet to British soccer games and results, the John Lewis ad, even people's grades.

Take a look and maybe we all better start watching The Simpsons a little bit more closely for clues about how the world might turn out.

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