The Simpsons’ uncanny knack of predicting the future has become… well, predictable, but the latest prophetic moment from the series is one of the best yet.
It feels like fans discover things the classic animation predicted every week, from Greta Thunberg’s iconic climate change speech to the shocking twist at the end of Game of Thrones.
Now, coming hot off one of the biggest news days of 2023, one fan has spotted another remarkable bit of prophecy in the show.
On Tuesday (April 4), Donald Trump was arrested, after becoming the first former US president in history to be indicted on criminal charges. The 76-year-old appeared in court where he pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges.
Coincidentally, the same day also saw the release of the new trailer for the hotly-anticipated Barbie movie.
The two things might seem completely unconnected, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted an unexpected link hidden in The Simpsons.
Twitter user @heathen_king shared a still from a season five episode which shows newsreader Kent Brockman delivering a long report about the release of the new Malibu Stacy doll.
Brockman gets carried away talking about Malibu Stacy, a spoof of Barbie, talking for 28 minutes during the report – before casually mentioning that the president has been arrested.
this is literally the news today pic.twitter.com/Bj9Mi1gIo0— heathen king (@heathen_king) April 4, 2023
Just in case there was any doubt pic.twitter.com/Z9cQVTHdSj— Chester Aries (@chesteraries) April 4, 2023
The moment comes from the episode ‘Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy’, which first aired on 17 February 1994, and people can’t help but compare the moment to the real life events of Tuesday.
Fans replied to the post and celebrated it as one of the best Simpsons predictions yet.
“Not gonna lie this is the wildest simpsons prediction yet,” one wrote.
Another said: “This is definitely one of those Simpsons moments for the books.”
A user added: “Someone in the simpsons writers room has to be a prophet because HOW.”
The Simpsons dwell on the ridiculous . It is our fault that we get to live up to the worst most absurd comedic ideas they can come up with.
The idea of Trump as President was always ridiculous. Never in my mind would thought anybody would consider voting for this guy. I knew there were idiots in America, I just underestimated HOW many of them were and willing to vote for a real estate scammer without any idea on how to run a country.
You know that takes a lot to call President Trump a scammer when we have the biggest criminal (really stole the election) in the history of our country in office now. Not to mention brandon can’t even form a coherent sentence and is in the process of destroying our country. From the debt to sending our tax dollars to ukraine and inviting drag queens and trannies to the white house plus making us the laughing stock of the world. Oh, and if you voted for brandon, that makes you the idiot!!!
Trump lost the popular vote twice, proving that most Americans are smart than you thought. Now the courts can try the crooked ex president who tried to over throw the government.
You’re just another idiot!! You and geronimo should get together!!!!
GET A REAL LIFE
SIMPSONS. HEHEHEHE REAL LOOSERS