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25 Times Simpson Predictions Were Spot On

Predicting future is difficult to do.

Anjali Sheokand

Anjali Sheokand

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When it comes to future predictions, we all rarely believe them. Isn't it?

But The Simpsons have been predicting major headline-worthy moments for over years and some of their predictions actually came out to be true at some point in time. Which might change your belief too about future prediction?

Fox's The Simpsons have been on air since 1989 with more than 600 hundred episodes. We all are wondering how the writer Matt Groening got the idea of this prediction? What kind of power does he hold?

In this article, we obviously can't tell how the writer predicted it, but in the article, you will definitely get to know some of the amazing predictions which came true from The Simpsons.

1. Lisa Goes Gaga

Lisa Goes Gaga | Simpson Predictions

Let's start the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot with this very episode.

This was the 22nd episode of season 23 which was on air in the year 2012 and its prediction came true five years later in the year 2017.

In the episode, Lisa tried many ways to become popular in the school but nothing worked but instead, it backfired her. So Lady Gaga shows up in Springfield and helps her with her self-esteem. During the episode, Lady Gaga was shown suspended by the cables flying over the audience in the concert.

The episode prediction came true when Lady Gaga descended from the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium with suspension cables wearing a similar outfit like her episode in The Simpsons.

2. Elementary School Musical

Elementary School Musical | Simpson Predictions

Next on the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is related to the Nobel Prize.

In episode 1 of season 22 which came on the air in the year 2010 and the prediction came true after 6 years, in the year 2016.

In the episode, four of the children’s cartoons from the show were having a betting pool for the winner of various Nobel Prizes such as Physics, Chemistry, Economics, and literature. While one of the children bet on MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Economics.

The prediction came true when in 2016 Bengt Holmstrom won the joint Nobel Peace Prize in Economics with Oliver Hart.

3. Treehouse of Horror XIX

Treehouse of Horror XIX | Simpson Predictions

Here comes another episode of The Simpsons. In the 20 season episode 4 which was shown in the year 2008 and came true in the year 2012.

In this episode, Homer is trying to cast his vote for Barack Obama in the US General Election but the faulty voting machine changed his vote to Mc Cain instead.

Four years later, in 2012, a similar thing was noticed in the voting machine in Pennsylvania that kept changing votes of people from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney which was changed after the complaint.

That's how this episode made it to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot.

4. Lisa's Wedding

Now to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the episode that gave us two very important predictions.

The 19th episode of season 6 has given us not one but two which came true 15 and 19 years later from the year 1995 when the show was telecast.

In the episode, Lisa talks to Merge using her phone video call facility. When Lisa visits the fortune teller, she sees the future where her husband hears a voice of an actor which comes from the wrist, and that device is the modern life wrist smartwatch which came true in reality 19 years later in 2014.

When in reality this prediction came true 15 years later in 2010 there was the invention of the video call facility.

5. Boy Meets Curl

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot comes the prediction of the gold medal for the USA team in curling.

The 12th episode of season 12, which predicted the gold model for the USA eight years back in 2010, and the prediction hit the truth in the year 2018.

In the episode, Homer and Marge beat Sweden in the Mixed Match Curling and won the gold medal for their team USA.

The prediction came true when the USA won the gold medal in curling beating Sweden like it was shown in The Simpsons.

6. Lisa on Ice

Here on the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is an episode related to technology.

In the 8th episode of season 6, which was shown in the year 1994 and came true in the year 2007.

In the episode, in the Elementary School assembly, Kearney asked a fellow bully to note 'Beat up Martin' in his Newton, which was a personal digital assistant. But it changed into the text 'Eat up Martin'.

In reality, a similar kind of problem was seen in the Apple iPhone. There was an autocorrect problem with the phone keyboard also.

7. Bart to the Future

Bart to the Future | Simpson Predictions

Now comes Simpson's predictions on the spot of Donald Trump being President.

Season 11, Episode 17 which was shown in the year 2000 and prediction came true in the year 2016.

In the episode, Lisa has become President but was seen where she says: 'We’ve inherited quite the budget crunch from President Trump.'

And in the 2016 election, where we see Donald Trump becoming the president which was predicted in the episode years back.

8. Marge in Chains

Do you know The Simpsons have predicted the Coronavirus?

Yes, next on the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is about Coronavirus.

IIn the 21 episodes of 4 seasons. Predicted the pandemic condition of 2020 back in the year 1993.

In the episode, a Japanese juicer factory worker accidentally spread the 'Osaka flu' to Springfield. The flu spread throughout the town like fragrance spreads.

And how can it be forgotten or which person doesn't know about the spread of the Coronavirus throughout the world.

9. Siegfried and Roy Tiger Attack

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the white tiger attack-related episode.

In episode 10 of season 5 in which the white tiger attack took place in the year 1993 and this scary accident came into reality in the year 2003.

In the episode, after Springfield legalized gambling, Mr. Burns opens a casino with two German magicians Gunter and Ernst perform regularly. On a particular day, when they were performing with a white tiger. The tiger attacked them.

A similar accident was seen happening with Roy of the Siegfried in the year 2003. When a white tiger attacked him in one of his live performances where he was critically injured. Later Roy clarified by saying the tiger saved him because when the tiger attacked him, he was suffering from a heart stroke.

10. Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot related to aquatic life which is harmed due to toxic chemicals from the factory.

In the 4th episode of season 2 which was on the air in the year 1990 and it came true in the year 2011.

In the episode, Blinky, the three-eyed fish was caught by Bart while he was fishing in the river by Springfield's nuclear power plant.

The prediction came true when a fisherman in Argentina caught a three-eyed wolf fish in a river outside a power station.

In both cases, the power plants were blamed for dumping toxic waste into the waters and it affected those water animals.

11. The Serfs Ons

Who isn't a fan of Games of Thrones?

So next on the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the prediction related to the upcoming episode of Games of Thrones.

The 1st episode of season 27 made the prediction in the year 2017 and it came true two years later in 2019.

In the episode, the Simpsons show everything like what happened in the Games of Thrones except for one scene which wasn't seen in that. A fire-breathing dragon destroys the Serfsons’ village. 

Much of the similar things happened in the Games of Thrones. Where the King's Landing was destroyed by a Dragon in the 'The Bells' episode.

12. When You Wish Upon A Star

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the news Fox channel being bought by Disney.

Episode 5 of season 10 made a prediction in the year 1998 and the prediction came true in the year 2017.

In the episode, after director Ron Howard returns from the trip to Springfield. He pitched a screenplay that Homer sent him to produce Brian Glazer of 20th Century Fox. In the beginning of the scene, it was seen that the sign of Fox studio reveals that the company is now 'A Division of Walt Disney Co'.

Nearly the news hit that Disney has reached a deal to acquire the $66.1 billion worth of Fox.

13. You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee

Sometimes you get a post and where bribes are common to get. So now to list The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the episode related to bribes.

The 16th episode of season 25 made a prediction in the year 2014 and came true in the year 2015.

In the episode, Homer is a referee for the World Cup. Where many people try to bribe him but he refuses all because Lisa considers him as a hero and he respects her. But soon, Homer came to know that Lisa didn't consider him her first hero. So Homer accepts the bribe to make Brazil win the World Cup. But in the end, Germany became the winner as Homer realized his mistake.

A similar kind of scandal was seen in the World Cup of football which was conducted one year later. Leading to many arrests for corruption and scandal.

14. The War of Art

The War of Art | Simpson Predictions

Now to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the very recent prediction that came true.

Season 25, Episode 15 which was shown in the year 2014 came true this very year 2021.

In the episode, a man was seen floating in a zero-gravity spaceship that had a similar appearance to Branson.

The prediction actually came true when the tycoon Richard Branson went to space and was making headlines in the news.

15. The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

Now to the list of 'The Simpsons Predictions on the spot is this particular episode.

Season 10, Episode 2 which made a prediction in the year 1998, and it came true in the year 2012.

In the episode, Homer, who is inspired by Thomas Edison's work, aspired to become an inventor. It was seen that Homer was scribbling in the blackboard where there was written a mathematics equation.

Later in the year 2012 when scientists found the Higgs-Boson particle (also known as the 'God particle). What was similar was that when they were trying to find the mass of the particle it was similar to Homer's work from the episode.

16. Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot, bring a solution for most people for a baby sob.

Episode 24 of season 3 brings a very helpful solution for the baby sob which was shown in the year 1992 and came true in 2016.

In the episode, Homer gets a 2000 dollar award as compensation for being exposed to radiation and making him infertile. Where he thought lost his half-brother Herb, but he shows up and asks for investment in his invention that translates 'baby babble' - using Maggie as a guinea pig.

This came true when an app was invented, in which the developer claimed that it would translate why a baby is crying for?

17. All You Can Eat Lawsuit

All You Can Eat Lawsuit | Simpson Predictions

Next on the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is a very interesting episode.

Episode 8 of season 4 came on the air in the year 1992 and surprisingly the incident came true in the year 2017.

In the episode, Homer was kicked out of a restaurant named All You Can Eat because he ate so much that nothing was left in the restaurant. Then Homer became obsessed and thought of fighting with them legally.

Interestingly, this kind of incident took place in reality too. Where a person was kicked out of a place in Golden Corral because he ate 50lbs of food. The person sued the eatery for 2 million dollars.

18. The Simpsons movie

Now coming to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the prediction-related event that happened in NSA.

The prediction happened in the year 2007. The prediction actually came true in the year 2013.

In the episode, Marge decides to make the government secret out to the public. While in the NSA headquarters the agency people in a room full of monitors are hoping to find America's most wanted person who leaked the secret.

A similar incident took place in the year 2013 when Edward Snowden leaked one of the surveillance footage of the agency operation.

19. Deep Space Homer

Deep Space Homer | Simpson Predictions

Now to the list of 'The Simpsons Predictions on the spot is the prediction related to NASA.

In Season 5, Episode 15 which was shown in the year 1994 and it came true in the year 2013.

In the episode, Homer sees a NASA advertisement where they talk about sending normal people to space. But Homer took it a joke and complained to NASA about their boring launch and they knew they found their man. They select Homer and Barney to take to space.

The same thing happened in 2013 when a contest was held in the UK to select ordinary people to send to space. The person has to pass various tests to get selected. Oliver Knight, who was the winner and got a chance to go to space along with 23 other winners.

20. Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the episode based on statues not be nude. 

Season 2, Episode 9 was predicted in the year 1990 and came true in the year 2016.

In the episode, the Springfieldians were protesting against Michelangelo's statue of David which was exhibited in the museum but the locals called him obscene with nudity.

In Russia, the campaigners voted whether to clothe a Renaissance statue that had been set up in central St Petersburg.

21. E-I-E-I-D’oh!

Next to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is this episode with an interesting title.

In Season 11, Episode 5 was shown in the year 1999 and the prediction came true in 2003.

In the episode, Homer uses nuclear energy to create a hybrid of tomato and tobacco. He named the plant 'tomacco'.

In 2003, the episode inspired so much that a person named Rob Baur created a similar hybrid. The team of The Simpsons was so impressed by him that they called him in their office with his family and they together ate the tomacco.

22. Lisa’s Sax

Now to list The Simpsons predictions on the spot is another virus-related episode.

In Season 9, Episode 3 which was shown in 1997 and was true in the year 2014.

In the episode, Marge recommends the sick Bart to read a book titled 'Curious George and the Ebola Virus. But this virus wasn't widespread until that time.

But Ebola Virus became widespread in the year 2014 in which many people were dead.

23. Bart Carny

Bart Carny | Simpson Predictions

Now to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is related to the simulation game.

In the 9, Episode 12 which was on air in 1998 and came true in the year 2009.

In the episode, we see characters playing simulated games for doing yard work and it requires headsets for the player to play it.

In real life, Facebook launched the game FarmVille. The game was similar to a farm simulator but it doesn't require a headset.

24. Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson

Now to the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the episode related to Greece.

In Season 23, Episode 10 which was shown in the year 2012 and got true in the year 2015.

In the episode, Homer was a guest in one of the news shows and it made a headline of 'Europe puts Greece on eBay'.

In reality, it happened in the year 2015. Greece became the very first economically developed country that wasn’t able to complete payment of the IMF loan, leading stock markets to tumble amidst the fears of Greece.

25. Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song

Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song | Simpson Predictions

Lastly on the list of The Simpsons predictions on the spot is the horsemeat scandal.

In episode 19 of season 5 which was shown in the year and the prediction came true in the year 2013.

In the episode, it was revealed that some beef which was sold in Europe contains horse meat in it. 

The same thing happened when the Food Standards Agency tested and they identified horse DNA in four beef products.

Hope you like the prediction from The Simpsons. Do tell me which one of your favorites from the above? And also how many of the predictions did you know?

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