After viewers insisted that the animated show had once again “forecasted the future” with an episode claimed to be identical to the protests yesterday at the Capitol building in Washington DC, the Simpsons sparked a frenzy.
In a clip from the 31st episode of Treehouse of Horror, buildings burn and rioters storm the streets of Springfield after Homer Simpson forgot to vote in the US election.
The episode, which featured on November 1 last year, shows Homer Simpson wakes up the night after failing to cast his ballot and say: “Hey, how bad can it be?”
In a flash-forward to the Inauguration Day of January 20, 2021, which is in the midst of an apocalypse.
While the date has yet to be reached, the show’s fans were convinced that it bore a striking resemblance to the carnage yesterday, where a female protester was shot dead.
More than 600 episodes of The Simpsons, which first aired as a Christmas special in 1989, have now been released, and fans are increasingly finding material that bears a striking resemblance to events in real life.
“Disney+ also has a “Simpsons Predicts” set of episodes.
This comes after people estimated the “predicted coronavirus” of The Simpsons with an episode from 27 years ago and some also say that the show knew that Tom Hanks would have to isolate himself from the virus.