Published Jan 21, 2021The Simpsons has once again predicted the future. Nearly 21 years ago, the series aired an episode titled "Bart to the Future" (Season 11, Episode 17), where Bart dreams that Lisa becomes the first "straight" female President of the United States and dons an outfit almost identical to the purple one VP Kamala Harris wore yesterday (January 20) to the inauguration ceremony at the Capitol.
The episode happens to also exist in a world where Donald Trump was the most recent president and had caused a budget crisis that Lisa inherits. It also appears that The Simpsons predicted Tom Hanks' hosting appearance at the virtual inauguration parade, which aired last night.
The long-running cartoon has previously foreseen everything from the Disney-Fox merger to the end of Game of Thrones to Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show, murder hornets and the coronavirus pandemic, and, more recently, the controversy surrounding Ontario finance minister Rob Phillips.
Thankfully the show isn't right about everything:
The Simpsons, 2020 pic.twitter.com/MXo5y3cAaI— Favs Scenes (@favsscenes) January 21, 2021