Fans are shedding light on an episode of The Simpsons that clearly depicts how the show predicted yesterday’s US Capitol protests.
In the episode, viewers witness the carnage that takes place after the latest election race between Trump and Biden. Therefore, many fans believe that it clearly predicted the violence from yesterday’s devastating riots.
The Simpsons episode which aired on the first of November of this year shows a startling scene comprising of fires burning through the town of Springfield. In the same way, there are upturned vehicles as well as smashed windows, all occurring on inauguration day. And that is right after Homer Simpson failed to vote in the elections.
In the same way, some fans linked the terrifying scenes of the cartoon to the likes of a ‘civil war’ too.
Viewers can see the episode and judge for themselves. Famously called the ‘Treehouse of Horror,’ it is an annual Halloween special. Some fans suggested how they felt the show foreshadowed some of the actions of Pro-Trump supporters. These are the same individuals who invaded the entire Capitol building as a means of protesting against Trump’s election defeat.
The show starts off with the fictional characters lining outside the voting station, present in a local school. They stand beside a giant sign that reads ‘Democracy ends in 08:38.’And that’s when Homer recalls how it is Election Day.
As he starts his journey towards the election booth, Lisa, his daughter asks him how he could possibly forget everything that took place in the past 4 years. And that’s when a long list of President Trump’s actions begin rolling upon the screen.
Soon, viewers realize that Homer never voted. Instead, he dreamt of the whole scene, upon which he comments, “Hey, how bad could it really be.” And that’s when the episode transports viewers to January 20th, 2021, where Homer sits on his roof, watching Springfield burn around him.
After the recent US turmoil at the Capitol, fans couldn’t help themselves from going to Twitter and sharing their opinions. These included how similar the two situations were. Moreover, one person went as far as mentioning how ‘The Simpsons are never wrong.’