Fans of The Simpsons gathered on social media to point out that a recent episode apparently predicted yesterday’s far-right Capitol Hill riots, sharing photos from the show compared to Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building.
It is not the first time that the prophetic writing of the long-running animated series is brought to light.
The show’s 31st annual Halloween episode, aired in the United States on November 1, 2020, described an apocalyptic scene in which fires were lit in Springfield on the opening day of 2021 after Homer failed to vote.
The episode reveals the fall of the vote missed by Homer, which is the election decision.
Fans shared images of the episode’s scenes, titled “January 20, 2021,” amid the chaotic assault in the Capitol led by extreme Republicans fighting to keep Trump in office.
Others shared what appears to be fan art of the character Willy dressed as an outrageous man in a fur hat with horns.
This comes after another episode of Treehouse of Horror, aired in 1996, predicted that people would be outraged by an amendment banning the burning of flags that stormed the Capitol building with bombs and weapons.
Simpson turned out to be Nostradamus of television, most famous for predicting Trump’s presidency in 2000.
In the episode Bart to the Future – Lisa Simpson is president and has to clean up Trump’s mess – 15 years before he even announced his candidacy.
Yeardley Smith, Lisa Simpson’s spokeswoman, told news.com.au last year: “They really thought, ‘What’s the dumbest, most outrageous, stupidest idea for a president we can think of?’ “
“He [Donald Trump] he was doing the apprentice at that time, “she said.
In addition to broadcasting an animated crystal ball, in recent years, writers in The Simpsons have a history of digging not so subtly at Trump.
In the same Halloween episode aired just days before the election, they slipped into a last-minute sleigh against the Republican leader, with a wild list of his most wonderful blunders and controversies.
A continuous list of 50 of Trump’s most infamous moments included: “He paid $ 750 in taxes, which he is said to swallow bleach, withdrew from the WHO, called the white supremacists” good people, “and posted on Twitter. a classified photo of the missile site in Iran. “
Meanwhile, showrunner Al Jean was a vocal critic of Trump on Twitter before the election, urging his followers to vote.
Trump is not a fan of the long-running show.