Catastrophe ahead of US Elections

The Simpsons Predict yet again what will happen following the US 2020 election.

The Simpsons have made some pretty shocking ‘predictions’ over its years on the screen, however, the show’s latest scary episode signals that should people do not vote in this week’s US election things are going to turn grim in The United States.

In season 11, “The Simpsons” predicted a Donald Trump presidency in the 2000 episode “Bart to the Future.” The year (on the show) was 2030, and the Simpson administration had inherited “quite a budget crunch” from President Trump.

It was not the first time the show predicted the future. It foresaw the plot twist for “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys Targaryen, when they predicted the end of “Game of Thrones,” now they could be predicting the end of America.

The Simpsons might also have predicted coronavirus. In season four the episode “Marge in Chains,” it predicted a global flu pandemic known in the show as the “Osaka Flu,” and spread by a Japanese factory worker coughing into a package. That same episode also featured the citizens of Springfield in a desperate search for a cure, demanding one from Springfield’s medical community, only to ignore Dr. Hibbert’s medical advice.

The episode “Marge in Chains” also tells about an unfair arrest which (through a convoluted chain of events) leads to widespread civil unrest and rioting in Springfield: a reflection of 2020 so far.

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“The Simpsons” has proven time and again to be alarmingly prescient, accidentally predicting the future at least 30 times.

With this in mind, we can look forward to other Simpsons-related innovations, such as Ivanka Trump’s 2028 presidential run and virtual reality fudge.

Last week the long-running Fox animation, in its 32nd season, began with the anticipated Election Day, with the voters of Springfield waiting in a long line to cast their ballot.

While fans often take these prediction arguments and run, the talents behind the show have their own thoughts. Bill Oakley – one of the show’s writers – said:

“There are very few cases where The Simpsons predicted something. It is mainly just a coincidence because the episodes are so old that history repeats itself. Most of these episodes are based on things that happened in the 60s, 70s, or 80s that we knew about.”