The Simpsons is the longest running animated show on television, and is loved by millions of people around the world! The show has made a huge impact on mainstream culture, proving even animated shows can change our world.
The Show Predicts The Future
During the 2016 election, The Simpsons was put on the spot and highlighted in the media for predicting the future. In an episode from 2000 entitled “Bart To The Future,” The Simpsons accurately predicted Donald Trump’s run for the presidency, as well as specific events from his campaign trail.
The episode features a scene where Donald Trump is waving on an escalator to his fans holding Trump signs. This exact same scene happened in real life in 2015, which shocked fans and conspiracy theorists alike. The show also predicted that in the future Hillary Clinton would become the first female president of all time.