‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Disney x Fox Deal Almost Twenty Years Ago
“Simpsons did it!”
The Simpsons writers have been scary accurate predicting real-life scenarios. Not only did they foresee Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show but they’ve also written an episode where Donald Trump would one day become U.S. president. Now, it turns out that the long-running animated show even called the 20th Century Fox takeover of Disney.
The Simpsons have been on the air for over 27 years, making it more likely that some themes or jokes would come true in real life. This 19-year old throwaway gag is one of many that are creepily close to real-world events.
Disney announces it has reached a deal to acquire 21st Century Fox, as predicted by a Simpsons episode that first aired on November 8, 1998. pic.twitter.com/kzloJQHeM8
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 14, 2017