5 times 'The Simpsons' predicted 2016

5 times 'The Simpsons' predicted 2016

From President Trump to floating plums, 2016 has been an odd year to say the least.

Though on closer inspection, it appears that the creators of The Simpsons might have known it would be all along.

1. President Donald Trump

In the episode, 'Bart to the Future', season 11, Bart travels into the future to find Lisa as the first female President.

Wearing a Hillary Clinton-esque hairstyle, it is hard not to shudder at the accurate parallels between Lisa and Clinton.

Lisa is shown to be tackling the large financial debt left by the previous president - funnily enough, it's Donald Trump.

The Simpsons has since updated its 2000 prediction of President Trump.

2. Yoko Ono plum-art inspiration

Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson clearly took inspiration from Yoko Ono’s appearance in a 1993 episode of The Simpsons.

Titled, 'Homer’s Barbershop Quartet', the episode features Yoko Ono ordering a plum, floating in perfume, served in a man’s hat at Mo’s bar.

Kjartansson seems to have parodied this in his sculpture, A Single Plum, Floating in Perfume, Served in a Man’s Hat, which featured in Yoko Ono’s art exhibition in Reykjavik Art Museum earlier this October.

3. David Bowie and Alan Rickman

2016 shook the celebrity world with the deaths of David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Prince.

But yet again The Simpsons beat us to it; eerily predicting all three deaths.

Three years before Bowie and Rickman passed, an episode titled 'Love is a Many-Splintered Thing' paid tribute to the singer and actor.

In the episode, Bowie’s song ‘All The Young Dudes’ plays in the background as Alan Rickman appears as Severus Snape.

4. That time Homer killed Prince

Pop-legend Prince died this April.

Back in 2008, The Simpsons took it upon themselves to feature his death in an episode, 'Treehouse of Horror XIX'.

In the episode, Homer is hired by secret agents to murder Prince.

The clip re-surfaced following the pop legend’s death.

5. 2016 Nobel Prize Winner

Bob Dylan may have stolen the spotlight with his surprise Nobel Prize win this year, but back in 2010 The Simpsons predicted another winner.

In the episode “Elementary School Musical” back in 2010, Lisa, Millhouse and other friends correctly predicted this year’s Nobel Prize Winner in Economics: Bengt R Holmstrom.

Holmstrom can be seen on a betting pool card and was joint winner this year with Oliver Hart for their work on “contact theory”.

Spooky stuff.

More: The Simpsons has responded to correctly predicting a Trump win 16 years ago

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