What are The Simpsons predictions for 2021?

THOUGH The Simpsons' writer has downplayed claims that the show predicts the future, fans are still eager to spot times the cartoon got it right.

These are the latest prediction claims for 2021.

Writer Bill Oakley dismissed many prediction claims, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "There are very few cases where The Simpsons predicted something.

"It’s mainly just coincidence because the episodes are so old that history repeats itself."

Even so, fans get excited when a new 'prediction' emerges, often taking to Twitter to share screengrabs.

What has The Simpsons predicted for 2021?

Doomsday

The Simpsons' 31st Halloween special, Treehouse of Horror XXXI, shows a 2021 doomsday.

It's election day at the start of the episode and in classic Simpsons humour, campaign signs read: "Biden Harris", "Trump Putin" and "Elect Someone Anyone".

Homer dreams of voting, causing him to sleep through actual election day.

On Inauguration Day, Jan 20, Springfield has become an apocalyptic wasteland.

Robots fill the town, buildings are on fire and Homer is wearing amour while holding a rifle.

"That’s what I get for voting for Kanye!" Hans Moleman shouts as a robot forces him through the air.

At the end, four flags are seen reading: "Pestilence", "Famine", "War", and "Treehouse of Horror XXXI".

More predictions for the year are bound to spring up, though many are shared in jest.

What other predictions has The Simpsons made?

There have several predictions over the years that have seemingly come true, with some even claiming the show predicted the coronavirus as early as 1993.

Successful predictions include Trump's presidency, Lady Gaga's Super Bowl LI halftime show and an old John Lewis advert.




There are more predictions for years to come, so watch this space.

Did they predict the outcome of the US Election?

Fans think The Simpsons' forecast the results of the US election, which saw Biden become the next US President.

In a 2012 episode, an election map is shown that looks noticeably similar to the way the map looks now with its red and blue states.

Some are skeptical however, saying that all The Simpsons did was research likely results.

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