Ever since The Simpsons debuted on Fox in 1989, the writers of the popular animated comedy have been known to often predict the future.
Depictions of certain real-life events that have previously occurred in an episode of the long-running television show have become a staple of The Simpsons, and fans are quick to point them out.
Now it appears that the writers may have done it again; this time, an excerpt from the series from 2015 featured the caption “Trump 2024” with Homer Simpson in the scene, which refers to the real-life situation when Donald Trump announced that he would run for the presidency of the United States in the 2024 election, reported “Giant Freaking Robot”.
A photo of the scene in question, titled “Trumptastic Voyage,” which was uploaded in 2015 to YouTube, made its way to Twitter via Al Jean. Gene is a writer for The Simpsons and posted the photo on social media to highlight how the show’s writers tend to predict what will actually happen to high-profile celebrities and politicians involved in the show, writes BGNES.
With Donald Trump announcing that he will run for president for the third time in his political career, it looks like The Simpsons have another award under their belt for predicting events that appear on the show before they happen on the reality.
The most famous instance of The Simpsons predicting the future was in the Season 11 episode titled “Bart in the Future.” In the episode, Lisa Simpson is the President of the United States and mentions a budget problem she inherited from President Trump — a slight nod to his first bid for the presidency in 2016, when he ended up defeating Hillary Clinton. At the time, when it aired in March 2000, the episode was a joke, but 16 years later, when Donald Trump actually ran for president and won, it gained popularity again.