The Simpsons have been on the air for over 29 years! Over the last 600 episodes, Matt Groening has shocked the world by not only staying on top of cultural references but eerily predicting future events. Some may call it a coincidence, but we think these are some pretty unbelievable predictions.
Came true: 2010
When Lisa’s Wedding first premiered, watching Lisa have a face-to-face online chat with her mother to announce her engagement seemed outrageous. But, 15 years later, Apple announced the ‘newly’ developed “FaceTime” which allowed people to chat face-to-face with anyone across the globe via technological devices. It wasn’t a completely new concept thanks to The Simpsons.
I Came in Like a Wrecking Ball!
Came true: 2013
The “Wrecking Ball” was used by Homer Simpson on a demolition vehicle in an attempt to save his family. But, he ended up failing as the wrecking ball swung back, destroying a cabin and pinning down Homer. This might look familiar because Miley Cyrus was seen swinging on a Wrecking Ball during her infamous music video in 2013. Who did it better?
Stephen Hawking Simpson-Style
Came true: March 14, 2018
During They Saved Lisa’s Brain, Stephen Hawking raps “A Brief History of Rhyme”, and, of course, dresses the part. Attached to his wheelchair is a turntable, and around his neck is an E=MC² chain, the formula belonging to Einstein. Hawking’s passed away on March 14, 2018, surprisingly on Einsteins birthday. Fans eerily pointed out that because Hawking’s was wearing a chain with Einstein’s formula, The Simpsons seemingly predicted that Hawking’s and Einstein would somehow “merge”.
Star Wars vs. Alvin and the Chipmunks
Came true: 2015
This one is quite eery! Homer Simpson got the lead role in the movie adaptation of Everyman. Homer visited “Ginormous Pictures”, the fictional Hollywood production studio, and at the entrance there were two posters hanging – Star Wars and Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, hinting that they were both premiering on the same date. Well, it came true! On December 18th, 2015, both Star Wars and Alvin and the Chipmunks were released…together.