Over the years, The Simpsons viewers have tuned into the fact that the animated series has seemingly predicted some major world events.
Now, it looks like an old episode may have predicted the Pro-Trump supporters breaching the U.S. Capitol building this week.
The writers of The Simpsons clearly have a sharp eye for predicting how world politics and trends may unfold. For example, almost two decades ago, the animated show predicted that Donald Trump would eventually become the President. The series also seemingly predicted the Ebola outbreak long before it even happened.
Now, it appears The Simpsons tried to warn us about the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol this week. On Nov. 1, The Simpsons aired the episode “Treehouse of H orror XXXI” for Halloween 2020. The episode depicts an apocalyptic world on Inauguration Day 2021 after Homer Simpson decides to not vote. Scenes of overturned vehicles, smashed windows and raging fires are shown throughout the episode.
Many fans are relating the episode to this week’s events at the Capitol where four people were killed and lawmakers barricaded themselves in offices.
— Sakib (@SakibArain) January 6, 2021
maybe this is the riot the simpsons were talking about…….👀
— ✨joia✨ (@enjoiable_) January 6, 2021
Slightly concerned that the Simpsons predicted more riots…
— iwanttobeamedic #stayathome (@iwanttobeamedic) January 7, 2021
The Simpsons predicting #civilwar2021 and riots in the U.S.
WTF IS THIS pic.twitter.com/xF0MpbW6wh
— Respoir (@Respoir_) January 6, 2021
the simpsons did it again, they’ve predicted the civil war and riot that’s hapening in the US rn… 2 more weeks :((pic.twitter.com/UaPnPLeV21
— luna (@jnkrslsjs1) January 7, 2021
— Gillian Knight (@Kala_Management) January 6, 2021
The Simpsons really predicted the Capitol getting ambushed LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/mdTosyr6Zw
— IG:Capsaveahoe3.0😈 (@mrcapsaveahoe1) January 6, 2021
— αℓ (@saaadpunk) January 6, 2021
A clip of The Simpsons’ episode is available to watch below.
Do you think The Simpsons predicted what happened at the U.S. Capitol or is it just a coincidence? Let us know in the comments below.