'The Simpsons' and coronavirus/murder hornets? Shows and movies that predicted the future
Did the same 1993 episode also predict Kobe Bryant's death?
In the world of fiction, anything is possible. Yet there are some movie/show plots and story lines that include creative and seemingly foreshadowing details that later end up becoming startlingly true.
'The Simpsons' are repeat offenders in this regard, but a 1993 episode really outdoes itself. In 'Marge in Chains,' a virus called Osaka Flu takes over Springfield after residents order juicers from Asia (more specifically, Japan). In that same episode, a box is knocked over that releases killer bees! What's more, a news reporter in a helicopter is heard repeatedly saying “going around and around,” which some conspiracy theorists are saying foreshadowed Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash. It's all a bit of a stretch, but it could be argued that the episode summed up some of the major dramas of 2020.
Click through this gallery and take a look back at other series and films that looked forward to predict world events, new technology, and social and cultural change.