The Simpsons Predicted Parental Outrage Over Michelangelo’s David Back In 1990

Fans are going crazy on social media after some claim The Simpsons once again predicted the recent outrage in Florida over Michelangelo’s David…

Clearly, the popular sitcom is making some eye-popping predictions. And It’s not the first time the show has foreseen the future, as years before their rather spooky predictions got people anxious and paranoid.

Let’s take a look at a major throwback…

In Season 6, episode nineteen the show made a very realistic prediction. Back in 1995, The Simpsons introduced the idea that one day, you would be able to use your watch as a cell phone. The futuristic episode, titled “Lisa’s Wedding” was aired twenty years before the release of the Apple Watch. 

Season 6, episode 8. Another technological prediction…. I’m starting to think that Steve Jobs may have co-written the show. School bullies Kearny and Dolph take a memo to “beat up Martin” on a Newton device in an episode of The Simpsons that aired in 1994. The memo gets quickly translated to “eat up Martha” — an early foreshadowing of autocorrect frustrations.

Season 6, episode nineteen – the second prediction of this episode. It is suggested that by the year 2010, all librarians will have been replaced with humanistic robots. Though not all librarians have been replaced (thankfully), robotics students from the University of Aberystwyth built a prototype for a walking library robot, while scientists in Singapore have begun testing their own robot librarians.

By the time Season 6, episode nineteen appeared there were so many predictions being revealed. During Lisa’s trip to London, we see a skyscraper behind Tower Bridge that looks eerily similar to The Shard, and it’s is even in the right location… A whole fourteen years before it was built.

Then in the 2007 Simpsons feature film, Lisa attempts to save Springfield from the dangers of environmental catastrophe. In one key sequence, Lisa gives a speech to her classmates about what could happen to Springfield in fifty years unless something is done to avert the inevitable damage of climate change. The clip is remarkably similar to Thunberg’s speech at the U.N Summit.

Season 2, episode 1 titled “The Way We Was” shows the family as they watch a television interview when the TV set mysteriously switches off. All that’s left on-screen is a small white dot – which is reminiscent of Fortnite’s eerie black hole. The kids panic and scream when they realize that they can’t get their TV to work again… Much like the many Fortnite players out there.

Season 2 graced our screens in 1990, and in episode 4 Bart catches a three-eyed fish named Blinky in the river by the power plant, which made local headlines. More than a decade later, a three-eyed fish was discovered in a reservoir in Argentina. And, to make this story even stranger, the reservoir itself was fed by water from a nuclear power plant.

Season 5, episode nineteen in 1994 saw Lunchlady Doris using “assorted horse parts” to make yet another disgusting lunch for the students at Springfield Elementary. 9 years on from the episode, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found horse DNA in over one-third of beefburger samples from supermarkets and ready meals.

In season 2, episode eighteen which was aired in 1991, The Beatles’ Ringo Star answered mounds of fan mail that had been sent to him decades ago. Fast forward a couple of decades to September 2013, 2 Beatles fans from Essex, England, received a reply from Paul McCartney to a letter and recording they had sent to the band fifty years ago.

The Simpsons parodied entertainers Siegfried & Roy in a 1993 episode called “$pringfield” in episode ten of season 5. During the episode, the magicians are viciously mauled by a trained white tiger while performing in a casino. In 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy was attacked during a live performance by Montecore, one of their white tigers.

In a scene from 1997 episode 3 in season 9, “Lisa’s Sax,” Marge suggests Bart read a book titled “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.” The virus wasn’t particularly widespread in the 1990s, but years later in 2014, it was at the top of the news agenda.

Since then, The Simpsons have become famous for predicting major world events…

And they’ve done it again. This comes after it was reported a principal was fired due to complains about ‘inappropriate’ art being shown to students.

After receiving complaints from several parents about an art teacher showing a picture of Michelangelo’s David to students, a Florida principal was recently forced to resign. The principal resigned as a result of the parents’ labelling of the picture as “p****graphic.”

And it appears that Season 2, Episode 9, “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge,” featured a similar plot.

In the episode, Marge also tries to censor a cartoon before changing her mind and becoming a supporter of free speech. 

Don Moynihan, a professor of policy at the McCourt School at Georgetown University posted the clip online.

He wrote: “Well, it happened. Schools in Florida under Ron DeSantis are run by the type of parental mobs The Simpsons satirized more than 30 years ago.”

What do you make of the uproar?

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