Simpsons Writer Recognizes They Predicted ‘The Whole Of 2020’ After ‘Killer Bee’ Episode Resurfaces

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After decades of eerie predictions, one of the writers of The Simpsons has come forward to admit that one of the episodes somehow predicts the “whole of 2020.”

In just one episode, The Simpsons have seemingly predicted the whole of 2020.

From the tragic death of Kobe Bryant to the ongoing medical pandemic, there isn’t much that The Simpsons haven’t touched upon in episodes over the years.

The predicted smart watches. 

Back in 1995 in their sixth season, The Simpsons introduced the idea that one day, you would be able to use your watch as a cell phone. The futuristic episode, titled “Lisa’s Wedding” was aired twenty years before the release of the Apple Watch.

They predicted the infamous horse meat scandal well before it actually happened.

In this 1994 episode, Lunchlady Doris used “assorted horse parts” to make yet another disgusting lunch for the students at Springfield Elementary.

9 years on from the episode, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found horse DNA in over one-third of beefburger samples from supermarkets and ready meals.

The Seigfried and Roy tiger attack happened on The Simpsons before it did in real life.

The Simpsons parodied entertainers Siegfried & Roy in a 1993 episode called “$pringfield”. During the episode, the magicians are viciously mauled by a trained white tiger while performing in a casino.

In 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy were attacked during a live performance by Montecore, one of their white tigers.

Oh, and they predicted the whole Ebola outbreak too!

In a scene from the episode, “Lisa’s Sax,” in the ninth season, Marge suggests Bart read a book titled “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.”

The virus wasn’t particularly widespread in the 1990s, but years later in 2014, it was the top of the news.

They predicted the Disney take over of 20th Century Fox.

In the 1998 episode from the tenth season, “When You Dish Upon a Star,” Ron Howard and Brian Grazer produce a script Homer pitches. The script is being produced at 20th Century Fox, and a sign in front of the studio’s headquarters reveals that it is “a division of Walt Disney Co.”

On December 14, 2017, Disney purchased 21st Century Fox for an estimated $52.4 billion… Nineteen years on from the episode.

They knew about faulty voting machines before the world did! 

In this 2008 episode from the twentieth season, we watched as Homer tried to vote for Barack Obama in the US General Election, but the “faulty” machine changed his vote.

4 years later, a voting machine in Pennsylvania had to be recalled after it kept changing people’s votes for Barack Obama to ones for his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

And of course they knew Donald Trump would become President of the United States.



In an episode called “Bart to the Future,” which was broadcast in 2000, Lisa has been elected as his successor and quips: “We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, writer Dan Greaney called the episode “a warning to America.”

And now for this year! 

In just one episode, the cartoon apparently predicted 3 major events from 2020.

The outbreak of the ongoing medical pandemic, the swarm of “killer bees”, and the death of NBA star, Kobe Bryant.

The episode, titled “Marge in Chains”, shows how a virus called Osaka Flu spreads through Springfield after residents order juicers from Japan.

2 Japanese workers can be seen packing juicers with one of them saying, “Please don’t tell the supervisor I have the flu” before coughing into a box.

Then, murder bees show up in town as they are rioting for a vaccine! Later on in the episode, a news reporter is seen in a helicopter, repeating the phrase “going round and round and round’, which some are saying is reference to a helicopter crash.

That last one is a bit of a stretch however.

Either way, The Simpsons are simply on point when it comes to predicting the future. It’s eerie for sure.

One writer of the Simpsons finally admits to all the prediction theories. With a simple tweet : “ok fine I guess we did.”