I’m trying to figure out what kind of weird futuristic teleportation device Matt Groening was using when he created The Simpsons.
I mean seriously, the show has predicted The Super Bowl, Siegfried and Roy tiger attack, the presidential election of Donald Trump, auto-correct, smart watches, Ebola, the United States winning a curling gold medal, Lady Gaga, Game of Thrones, Kamala Harris’ Inauguration Day outfit… the list of correct predictions goes on and on and on.
And even more recently, in a 1993 episode titled “Marge in Chains” (season 4, episode 21) an unknown virus from Asia that invades the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield. Dubbed the “Osaka Flu” it spreads rapidly through town, similar to Coronavirus. The citizens congregate outside of Dr. Hibbert’s clinic demanding a vaccine, and when they tip over a truck, guess what’s inside… KILLER BEES.
And now, we can add yet another prediction to the list.
On a 2007 episode, Tom Hanks appears to a family at the Grand Canyon, and proceeds to tell them:
“Hello, I’m Tom Hanks. The US government has lost its credibility so it’s borrowing some of mine.”
Sure enough, fast forward almost 15 years later and Tom Hanks is doing a video for the White House, listing the achievements of the Biden administration in his first year.
How in the hell do they choose Tom Hanks, of all people, to speak for the government in a 2007 Simpsons episode, and he just so magically appears on a White House promotion video 15 years later?