Since the first episode aired in 1989, Simpsons have got some great episodes. From predicting Trump becoming president to Disney buying Fox, Simpson has made a fair share of predictions.

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This isn’t the only time when the writers managed to predict the future, Simpsons has been running for over 30 years, so it’s inevitable that some themes that crop up in the show might occur in the real life. Surely after looking it all over the internet at least once it might have come into your mind — can Simpsons predict the future? However, predictions are sometimes coincidental and sometimes exact spot on! But all the fans of the show are just fascinated by the things the Simpsons predicted. Here are times when “The Simpsons'” predictions for the future came out to be true!


How dare you?

Is Greta Thunberg the real-life Lisa Simpson? The similarity is uncanny, Greta has been making headlines for her activism to save the environment, she gave an incredible speech at UN Climate Action Summit

Simpson Predictions

Lisa, in the episode “Last Exit to Springfield” can be seen giving angry lectures on how there would be no Springfield in the next 50 years due to climate change.

Lisa and Greta struck the similar post after seeing Trump
Lisa and Greta struck the similar pose after seeing Trump

Simpsons Prediction 2020 Coronavirus?

Did Simpsons predict Coronavirus back in 1993?

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A user twitted about Simpsons predicting coronavirus

However, they called it Osaka Virus, not coronavirus.

1. Autocorrect

The Simpsons might have inspired Apple with the concept of Autocorrect when school bullies Kearny and Dolph take a memo on Newton “Beat up Martin” and it changes to “Eat Up Martha”, which also included handwriting recognition, Simpsons were mocking Apple’s newton for common messaging errors.

Later an Apple employee told to Fast Company that this particular moment from the Simpsons served as an inspiration to get the iPhone keyboard right. the episode aired in 1994 which is 13 years early from when autocorrect was first introduced by Apple.

Season 8 Episode 8 “Lisa On Ice”


2. Lady Gaga’s Half time show

Nearly 5 years before Lady Gaga dropped down from the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium during the half time show of Super Bowl 51, her doppelganger performed a song for the people of Springfield while swinging in the air Simpsons predicted in 2012 while Lady Gaga did this in 2017.

Season 23 Episode 22, ” Lisa Goes Gaga”

3. Faulty voting machines

The episode aired in 2008 shows Homer voting for President Obama but the voting machine changes his vote to John McCain, 6 votes to John McCain machine speaks before it swallows Simpson.

4 years later a similar incident happened when someone voted for Obama but due to the faulty voting machine vote goes to Mitt Romney.

Season 20 Episode 4, ” Treehouse of Horror XIX “


4. Facetime

Lisa’s Wedding episode aired in 1995 shows Lisa 15 years into the future, Lisa taking to Marge using her phone’s video chat capability “Mom its picture phone”, shows what later turned out to be Apple’s face time feature in 2011.

Lisa Calling marge
Lisa using picture phone to talk to Marge

Season 6 Episode 19, “Lisa’s Wedding


5. Disney buys Fox

In the episode “When You Dish Upon a Star”, Fox studios can be seen as a division of Walt Division co. aired in 1998, and in March 2019, Disney bought Fox’s film studio(20th-century fox), which happened 19 years later when Disney closed a deal of $71 billion over Fox.

Season 10 Episode 5 “When You Dish Upon a Star”


6. Nobel Prize Winner

Bengt T. Holmstrom a Finnish economist best known for principle agent problem who won the Nobel Prize in 2016 in Economics, was luckily on Milhouse’s list of betting pool for Noble Prize winners, so despite being 2 years old Milhouse is a genius?

Season 22 Episode 1 ”Elementary School Musical”


7. Smart Watch

Lisa's husband using smart watch

This might be an overstretch but in the same episode “Lisa’s wedding”, her husband, Hugh can be seen proposing her and when the plan fails, he calls for plan B, which mocks the machines and how they can never be trusted.

Season 6 Episode 19 “Lisa’s Wedding”


8. Simpsons Trump Prediction

Yes, Simpsons did predict Trump being elected as the president of the United States. The episode aired in the 2000s shows a grown-up Lisa Simpson taking over the white house in the aftermath of the Trump Presidency. Trump later becomes President of the USA in 2016. Episode “Bart to the future” made a joke about Trump being elected as president of the USA in 2016.


Season 11 Episode 17 “Bart to the Future”


9. Fifa’s corruption and Germany’s win

In the episode “You don’t have to live like a referee”, Homer is asked to be a referee during the world cup by the football federation. In the episode, Germany wins the tournament beating Brazil which later happens in the 2014 Fifa world cup semifinal by a score of 7-1, and Germany wins the FIFA world cup.

Fifa is corrupt

Homer ends up getting arrested prior to this in 2015 Fifa president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini were banned for 8 years from football-related activities by Fifa’s ethics committee.

Season 15 Episode 16 “You don’t have to live like a referee”


10. The God Particle

Homer predicted the mass of the Higgs Boson 14 years before Physicists, in the episode aired in 1998.

Homer suddenly becomes an inventor, and can be seen writing a formula on the blackboard and somehow his formula is very similar to the mass of particle which later discovered by physicists.

Season 8 Episode 1 “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”


11. Greece’s Debt

Europe puts Greece on eBay, luckily this doesn’t happen exactly as Simpsons planned, the episode aired in 2013, “Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson” a scene can be seen where Homer is in news and the ticker reads Europe Puts Greece on eBay.

Europe puts Greece on eBay

Greece debt crisis began with investors and authorities loaned them nearly 320 billion euros, Greece still has scheduled debt payments beyond 2060.

Season 23 Episode 10Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson”


12. Ebola Outbreak

“Bart Would you like to read a book,” Marge asks to sick Bart and book in Marge’s hand reads Curious George and the Ebola virus with this being stated that this episode aired in 1997.

They would clearly have no idea about the Ebola outbreak, the book’s cover shows a monkey lying in the bed. Later Marge asks if Bart would like “to color something” on which he says points to drawing of dead Bart surrounded by blood and cloud crying.

Marge with Curious George and the Ebola virus book

Season 9 Episode 3 “Lisa’s Sax”


13. Roy Horn’s Tiger Attack

In 1993 an episode featured the German magic duo of Siegfried and Roy. During the episode, the duo was mauled by tigers, similar to the scene that happened to Roy in real life in 2003 leaving him paralyzed.

Season 5 Episode 10 “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)”

14. NSA Spying.

In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked the information that the US National Security Agency(NSA) was collecting telephone records of millions of Americans. In the Simpsons Movie, Lisa and Marge are in the NSA building and when they see thousands of workers listening to private conversations of citizen they end up running away and blowing the NSA’s cover.

From Simpsons movie, NSA spying.

From Simpson Movie


15. Horse Meat as a secret ingredient.

The dark joke that turned into sad Reality, in 1994’s “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Badassssss Song” Springfield elementary school’s lunch lady Doris was using horse’s meat in the cafeteria’s dinner. 20 years prior to this Horse DNA was identified in four beef products from Bird’s eye, Taco bell also consumes bird eye’s products.

Lunch lady Doris mixing horse meat in dinner.
Doring mixing horse’s meat in the Cafeteria’s dinner.

Season 5 Episode 19 “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Badassssss Song”


Did Simpsons really predict Game of Throne’s episode ending?

The episode “Serfsons”, shows the Simpson family standing on a hill watching dragon burning their town to the ground.

Bart yells ” Look, the dragon is burning our village,”, “I love our town”, Homer responds.

Shockingly, the same thing happened in season 8 episode 5 of Game of thrones.


Those were the most famous Simpsons predictions yet. A theory behind Simpsons being so accurate could be the fact that the show writers mostly write about what’s in the trend or usually what people are talking about. But it just can’t be coincidences every time that they made so many accurate predictions of the future.

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