‘The Simpsons’ accurately predicted the future

 ‘The Simpsons’ accurately predicted the future

‘The Simpsons’ producer weighs in on possibility of show’s end

Popular American animated series The Simpsons has been running on television since what feels like, the dawn of time.

And there appears to be no end in sight for the Fox classic. Which often makes headlines over its strange predictions of future events that end up happening.

Longtime writer and producer of the show. Mike Reiss spoke to Media about whether or not the series will ever draw its curtains.

Some Simpsons Predictions that came true

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted ‘Pawri’ Girl’s Fame

The episode was actually about peer pressure, public shaming, and bullying. In the end, when people get over making fun of Bart, they move on to something else. Not once was this ever about ‘viral sensations on the Internet’ let alone Pakistan’s ‘pawri girl‘

Coronavirus Outbreak in 1993

The stills are believed to be taken from a 1993 episode, where there is an illness creating chaos. Homer and Principal Skinner are seen infected with spreading germs over Springfield.

Donald Trump would one day become US president

19 years ago, an episode of “The Simpsons” predicted that Donald Trump would one day become US president.

And this wasn’t the only time the writers have managed to predict the future.

“The Simpsons” has been running for almost 30 years, so it’s inevitable that some themes that crop up in the show might occur in real life. But some of the plotlines are eerily close to events that have happened throughout the world.

Three-eyed fish

In this episode from 1990, Bart catches a three-eyed fish named Blinky in the river by the power plant, which makes local headlines.

More than a decade later, a three-eyed fish was discovered in a reservoir in Argentina. Strangely enough, the reservoir itself was fed by water from a nuclear power plant.

The censorship of Michelangelo’s David

An episode from 1990 titled “Itchy and Scratchy and Marge” showed Springfieldians protesting against Michelangelo’s statue of David being exhibited in the local museum, calling the artwork obscene for its nudity.

The satire of censorship came true in July 2016, when Russian campaigners voted on whether to clothe a copy of the Renaissance statue that had been set up in central St Petersburg.


School bullies Kearny and Dolph take a memo to “beat up Martin” on a Newton device in an episode of “The Simpsons” that aired in 1994. The memo gets quickly translated to “eat up Martha” — an early foreshadowing of autocorrect frustrations.

“The Simpsons” was lampooning Apple’s underwhelming Newton — the iPhone’s ancient ancestor — that had just been released, and included shoddy handwriting recognition, according to Fast Company.

Nitin Ganatra, former director of engineering iOS applications at Apple, told Fast Company that this particular moment on “The Simpsons” served as inspiration to get the iPhone keyboard right.

Mike Reiss spoke statement

“It’s sort of built like the kind of show that runs forever. The Simpsons, is just about the world, about humanity and what’s going on in the world and what we do as humans, and for us to give up on the show is to say we’ve explored everything human beings can do and anything that can ever happen in the world,” Mike Reiss told.

“It’s the same with Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show, anything that’s covering current events should keep going because why should it stop? The show could run forever…and even if The Simpsons gets canceled, five years later it’ll get rebooted, or spin-offs,” he shared.

“Certainly, there would be another movie. We haven’t even had a chance to go and come back again,” he added.

“When people ask ‘why have The Simpsons run so long?’ like we have some magic formula, if The Simpsons wasn’t on air the longest-running show would be South Park, if it wasn’t South Park it would be Family Guy,” Reiss said.

“Cartoons go forever. The only reason a hit show goes off the air is because the cast gets tired. That is not an issue on cartoons,” he added.

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