Throughout the years, there have been so many “The Simpsons predicted it” clips that it became a meme. While some of these predictions were rather eerie (i.e. Donald Trump becoming President), many could be dismissed as pure coincidence. Because, after all, The Simpsons aired a total of 202 hours of programming over three decades. So, at one point or another, some of the stuff that happens in the show is bound to be reflected in real life.
However, since the coronavirus outbreak, some of these clips have been raising major eyebrows. For instance, in an episode from 1993, people are begging for a cure for the “Osaka Flu”, which came from Asia. They are then attacked by killer bees.
In 2020, people are begging for a cure for the “Wuhan virus” and are terrified of murder hornets.
While this clip is somewhat mind-blogging, there’s another one that is much more relevant today. And strangely enough, it is getting little to no media attention. I am almost inclined to believe that media purposely ignoring this clip because it thoroughly ridicules its entire narrative.
At the beginning of the 2010 episode titled The Fool Monty, a “secret conclave of America’s media empires” looks to create a “phony-baloney crisis” in order to “put Americans back where they belong: In dark rooms, glued to their televisions and too terrified to skip the commercials”. That phony crisis is a deadly virus.
Here’s the clip.
There’s a whole lot to unpack in this 3-minute clip as nearly every scene is eerily echoed in 2020.
So Many Coincidences
The episode begins with a helicopter dropping off a Fox News representative to a secret meeting that is taking place in a symbolic location.
The fact that the secret media cabal is plotting against humanity inside the crown of the Statue of Liberty is symbolic in a sad way. There’s also another weird fact: Corona means crown. And this episode is about a planned virus crisis.