The Simpsons Predicted Disney's Buy-Up Of 21st Century Fox
As news of Disney’s multi-billion-dollar acquisition of 21st Century Fox and other assets from Rupert Murdoch filtered through the webz, Simpsons fans were having that sense of deja vu... again.
The “When You Dish Upon A Star” episode, which first aired on November 8, 1998, featured a sign that reads: “20th Century Fox, A Division of Walt Disney Co”.
Disney announces it has reached a deal to acquire 21st Century Fox, as predicted by a Simpsons episode that first aired on November 8, 1998. pic.twitter.com/kzloJQHeM8— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 14, 2017
It’s not the first time The Simpsons have proven they’re some kind of oracle.
Here’s some other stuff…
In 2000, they predicted Donald Trump would be president in “Bart to the Future” (Season 11, Episode 17). It came true in 2016.
This is a direct Simpsons quote from March 2000 in a future where Lisa was president— Mike w/o MFL10's (@MikeMarFF) December 8, 2016
Once again, The Simpsons is always right pic.twitter.com/992UUp8bI6
In 1993, Siegfried and Roy’s tiger attack in “$pringfield” (Season 5, episode 10). It came true in 2003.
In 2012, they predicted Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show in “Lisa Goes Gaga” (Season 23, Episode 22). It came true (sans boob fire canons, boo) in 2017.
In 1994, it was autocorrect fails in “Lisa on Ice” (Season 6, Episode 8). It came true in 2007.
In 1995, they predicted Smartwatches in “Lisa’s Wedding” (Season 6, Episode 19). It came true in 2014.
In 2012, they predicted Greece’s Debt Default in “Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson” (Season 23, Episode 10). It came true in 2015.
In 1997, they predicted an American Ebola breakout in “Lisa’s Sax” (Season 9, Episode 3). It came true in 2014.
'Curious George and the Ebola Virus' if only The Simpsons was still this amusing pic.twitter.com/2ElIYmFHsX— Sam Sutcliffe (@Isamu_Dyson_) June 27, 2015
In 2008, they predicted faulty voter machines in “Treehouse of Horror XIX” (Season 20, Episode 4). It came true in 2012.
- with Variety