People convinced The Simpsons writers are ‘from the future’ after creepy prediction
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Mr. Burns, you have some explaining to do.
Fans of The Simpsons are convinced that the show has successfully predicted the future yet again.
It wouldn’t be the first time either, as people online are also convinced that the long-running animated sitcom somehow knew about the sinking of the Titanic submersible, Elon Musk rebranding Twitter to X and even UK’s rising energy bills.
And then there's Lady Gaga flying into a stadium like she did for her Super Bowl performance, Covid-19, or, perhaps most infamously, Donald Trump's presidency, The Simpsons has 'predicted' a wide range of events over its enormous run which will span at least 36 seasons.
The show’s long list of Nostradamus moments has just become a tad longer and it all boils down to fish and radiative water.
True Simpsons superfans will know exactly where this is going.
Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, was recently recorded eating fish caught from the waters off the Fukushima coast in an effort to put safety concerns over the release of radioactive water to bed.
Kishida was joined by his three ministers as they tucked into the ‘safe and delicious’ fish dish, which also had flounder, octopus, and sea bass, all of which were sourced from the region.
There just so happens to be a classic episode of The Simpsons where Mr Burns eats a fish with three eyes, which is said to have mutated by pollution from the Springfield nuclear power plant which he owns.
Blinky the fish is served up for the tyrannical and perpetually mean nuclear power plant boss as he runs for governor of Springfield in the season two episode 'Two Cars in Every Garage' and 'Three Eyes on Every Fish'.
Simpsons fans - including Star Trek icon George Takei - posted about the hilarious similarity on X.
“Matt Groening is a prophet,” one person wrote.
“Uncanny,” a Simpsons fan tweeted.
Takei tweeted: “'The Simpsons' is an oracle.
Another fan asked: “Are we living in The Simpsons or what?”
The Trump episode is perhaps the most well-known 'prediction', with the comedy showing Lisa taking on the presidency, telling advisors: "As you know we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump."
However, ah animator that worked on the iconic show has not given anything away when asked about the running joke.
When quizzed about it at a convention, animator Phil Ortiz simply said: "Don't believe those. just coincidence. You mean all those predictions, Donald Trump?"
Of course, he would say that!