As the longest running American television show ever, The Simpsons is a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, it has defined a generation and made families around the country laugh uncontrollably.With smart writing and social commentary, it’s no wonder it’s been able to stay on the air for so long. However, in its long run time, The Simpsons has also been eerily accurate in predicting the future. From technology to trends, the show’s predictions are so accurate you might wonder if they have a crystal ball in the writer’s room. How accurate are their predictions, you ask? You’ll have to see for yourself. Here are 25 Crazy Times The Simpsons Predicted The Future.
Faulty Voter Machines
In Season 20, Episode 4, Homer went to vote in the Presidential election, and when he used an electronic voting machine, he tried to vote for Barack Obama, but it kept changing his vote to John McCain. Turns out, four years later, Pennsylvania voting machines had to be removed after they were changing votes for Barack Obama to Mitt Romney.
Yard Work Simulator
In the 1988 episode “Bart Carney,” children are delighted to play a “Yard Work Simulator” even when they won’t do the real stuff at home. Decades later, it became a reality when millions of kids obsessed over the “Farmville” game.
When Lisa gets married in the future, her husband uses a smart watch he can use as a telephone in 1995. Of course, fast forward to today and they exist.
In a 1992 episode, Homer’s half-brother tries to invent a baby translator. Believe it or not, a cry translator hit the markets in 2009 with its very own app.
Professor Fink created the Hamburger Earmuffs in 1998. You might think no one in their right mind would ever really invent Hamburger Earmuffs but it happened.
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