Whatever happens, it's all been on The Simpsons: what the sly-yellow prophets say about the coronavirus epidemic

Fans of the American animated show with thirty years of experience are sure that The Simpsons predicted the coronavirus back in 1993. Fox's animated series about the charismatic yellow family prophesied many other events, including the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States 17 years before his appointment to office. A series about a virus from China, in which an airborne infection spreads from Asia, infects the inhabitants of Springfield and covers the planet, has become the most relevant and shocking news of 2020.

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The iconic animated show has been known to have foreseen many major world events. In January of this year, rumors began circulating on social media that The Simpsons had predicted the coronavirus. The first case of infection in China was recorded on November 17, 2019. The TV show The Simpsons predicted a 2020 coronavirus outbreak in a 1993 episode. According to many, season 4, episode 21 contains a prediction about an epidemic in China.

The twenty-first episode of the fourth season of "Marge in Chains" is considered by many social media users to be a harbinger of the global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus. In this episode, Springfield is gripped by a fear of the "Osaka Flu". In one scene, an infected Japanese worker is shown coughing into a package containing a blender. A package containing a kitchen gadget is sent to the US and most of the people of Springfield get sick. The series about coronavirus can be watched in Russian, English and with subtitles on popular online platforms.  

Contents of The Simpsons Coronavirus Episode

A series allegedly about the Chinese virus - "Marge In Chains". Most Springfielders order newfangled blenders by mail order. In Japan, one of the workers on the packaging line got the flu. He coughs into the blender box meant for Homer, infecting the package. When the order arrives in Springfield, the Osaka Flu hits the city.

Tired of having to look after the rest of her sick family, Marge accidentally forgets to pay for her grandfather's bottle of bourbon while shopping at the supermarket. Homer's wife is arrested for shoplifting. The reputation of the sexiest housewife is hopelessly damaged, the townspeople turn away from her. The family hires lawyer Lionel Hutz to defend Marge at trial. But Hutz loses the case, and the jury finds Marge guilty. She is sentenced to thirty days in a women's prison.

Other predictions from The Simpsons

The oldest American television series has predicted world events before. In addition to prophecy about the advent of the coronavirus, the famous animated show was frighteningly accurate in predicting the future. The Simpsons foresaw the presidency of Donald Trump, as well as:

  • The appearance of a three-eyed mutant fish. In the fourth episode of the second season, we are talking about the three-eyed fish Blinky, which Bart caught in the river near the nuclear power plant. In 2011, fishermen from Argentina did catch a three-eyed mutant fish in waters near a power plant contaminated with radioactive waste.
  • Construction of the tallest skyscraper in the historic center of London. In episode 19 of season 4, Lisa visits the capital of Great Britain and viewers can see a high-rise building behind Tower Bridge, reminiscent of the famous London Shard in silhouette and location.
  • The names of the 2016 Nobel laureates Bernard Feringa and Bengt Robert Holmström. The nominees for the prestigious international award were listed as the names of the prospective winners in the list with bets on the victory, which were made by schoolchildren Lisa Simpson, Milhouse van Houten, Martin Prince in the 1st episode of the 22nd season.

Fans of the best show of the century are speculating that The Simpsons predicted that 63-year-old actor Tom Hanks would contract the coronavirus and be forced into quarantine. The Hollywood star and wife Rita Wilson contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 while filming the Elvis Presley biopic in Australia. As a result, Tom and Rita were isolated.

According to unverified reports, a 44-year-old Chinese citizen, who later became one of the first cases of coronavirus in Australia, stayed in the same hotel as the star couple. In the 2007 film The Simpsons Movie, Hanks makes a cameo promoting the "new Grand Canyon" because the main one "got boring". His character says, “This is Tom Hanks. If you see me in person, please leave me alone!” While the theory is far-fetched, fans of the show are happy to add this fact to the ever-growing list of the popular show's predictions.

They say The Simpsons don't miss . For three decades, the iconic cartoon has repeatedly predicted major historical events. However, it is worth noting that the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, more than 2,000 kilometers from the Japanese city of Osaka. Therefore, this is one of the least accurate predictions of the popular American animated series, but the similarity between the behavior of the characters in the show and people in real life is striking.

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