The Simpsons Actually Predicted The US Capitol Riots (VIDEO)
The episode is from 1996.
Jan 08, 2021, 4:41 PM
Pro-Trump Rioters shocked the world on Wednesday as they stormed the United States Capitol building, effectively taking it over and forcing house members and senators to evacuate.
Now it seems that everyone's favorite time-travelers, The Simpsons, actually predicted this event happening many many years ago.
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An episode that aired all the way back in 1996 was originally thought the be a parade of the famed School House Rock skit "I'm Just A Bill," which shows the bill signaling some other rowdy bills to enter the building.
Simpsons predicted it many years ago #CapitolHill #WashingtonDC https://t.co/CDFTq2kYb1— Frɑncis Creɑven (@Frɑncis Creɑven) 1609976510.0
The scene looks ever so familiar to what actually went down at the Capitol building.
Downloaded from Parler. Just come on in, MAGA! DONT EVEN TRY TO TELL ME THIS WASN'T A COORDINATED EFFORT. https://t.co/TmItXC4zdo— Jen Psaki Stan Account (@Jen Psaki Stan Account) 1610131828.0
The wreckage caused by the rioters can also be seen in a more recent Simpson's episode, which was released in October 2020.
The episode shows an apocalyptic looking America on the date January 20, 2021, which is also the day Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated.
The disastrous sight depicted in the show can also be compared to what the Capitol building looked like on the day of the siege.
Oh shit there we go again with the simpsons #LosSimpsons #Trump https://t.co/nPrpKX4fT3— Abcevans (@Abcevans) 1609972014.0
Let's just all hope there is in fact not an apocalyptic civil war waiting for us on January 20.
This is not the first time the famed cartoon predicted the future, as it also seems they knew about the Coronavirus pandemic many years ago.
The Simpsons have done it again 🤯 #CoronaVirus https://t.co/OHBnmU0KKL— Jordan (@Jordan) 1580396391.0
They even went as far as to predict people begging for a vaccine and getting "Murder Hornets" instead.
“The Simpsons doesn’t predict the future...there’s just so many episodes...” May 6, 1993: A Simpsons episode plot… https://t.co/xvN6muVyas— Darren Rovell (@Darren Rovell) 1588774927.0