In episode 4 of season 20, aired in 2008, Homer's vote for Barack
Obama was magically switched to John McCain every time he tried to press the
president's name on an electronic voting machine. A similar incident in
2012 changed a Pennsylvania voter’s
choice from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney in 2012
9. A Normal Citizen Going to Space:
In season 5, episode 15, father Homer Simpson was sent to space as
an astronaut. In 2013, Oliver, an ordinary citizen just like Homer, was
selected among thousands of applicants wanting to go to space.
8. Smartwatches / Video Call:
In a 1995 episode, while Lisa listens to prophecies about the future
from a fortune teller, it appears that Lisa is engaged in the future, in 2010,
to someone with a voice-controlled smartwatch on her wrist. The same episode
also includes video conversations that we all use today. You will say so what?
Because video conversations literally entered our lives in 2010.
7. VR Simulations:
Bart, the romp member of the family, was playing in a farming
simulator in season 9, released in 1998; maybe you will remember. 11 years
later, Farm Ville, a farming simulator game, emerged and gained huge popularity.
6. NSA Listening to Everyone:
In The Simpson Movie, which was released in 2007, Lisa says that the
state secretly listens and observes them. Then we see the National Security
Agency building, and we see many agents listening to ordinary people's daily
conversations. If you remember, we learned that this was true when Edward
Snowden unveiled the government's surveillance system in 2013.
5. 9/11 Attacks:
The Simpsons family travels to Manhattan in the first episode of
season 9, aired in 1997, and while they stop in front of the world trade
center, the family's daughter, Lisa, holds a magazine. It says $ 9 on the cover
of the magazine and the twin towers look like 11. We all know that there was an
attack on the Twin Towers exactly 4 years after this scene.
4. Invention of Tomacco:
In Season 11 Episode 5, aired in 1999, Homer created the plant of
the "tomacco" by hybridizing tomato and tobacco using nuclear energy.
This must have impressed Simpsons fan Rob Baur so much that he decided to
create his own plant. In 2003, he produced the first real tomaccos by grafting
tomato branches into tobacco roots just like Homer.
3. Disney's Acquisition of Fox:
An episode which aired in 1998 showed "A division of Walt
Disney Co." written under the 20th Century Fox sign. On December 14, 2017,
Disney actually bought Fox's movie factory for about $ 52.4 billion.
2. Covid-19 Outbreak:
The 1993 episode of the
4th Season titled "Marge in Chains shows a "mysterious" virus
from Asia. The symptoms of the virus, which is called the “Osaka flu” turn out to be eerily similar
to today's coronavirus crisis
1. Trump Becoming President and Then Losing the Next Elections:
In 2000, we see one of the greatest prophecies of the Simpsons.
Lisa, the President of the United States, said during a speech they took over a
wreck from President Trump.