The death and destruction that Daenerys unleashed on King's Landing in the latest episode was shown on 'The Simpsons' way back in 2017. Coincidence, much?
The latest episode of Game of Thrones (GoT) has left many avid fans thoroughly disappointed. The rampage that Daenerys went on, at King's Landing, killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children was no less than horrifying and extremely disturbing. However, there was one very interesting and rather shocking development that surprised many GoT followers. The long-running series, The Simpsons eerily and accurately predicted that this would happen way back in 2017. Shocking, isn't it?
The first episode of season 29, titled "The Serfsons", showed The Simpsons protagonists in medieval Springfield. According to Daily Mail, the parody episode paid homage to Game Of Thrones with many references to incestuous subplots, destructive dragons, and White Walkers. One scene in said episode showed King's Landing being burned down by a dragon.
The Simpsons are 'on fire' with a spot on GoT prediction - EsquireMe https://t.co/dnXwI4368b— John Carlo Pag. (@jcpag2010) May 14, 2019
But this is not the first time that The Simpsons has predicted future happenings. By far, the biggest prediction that the show has made is Donald Trump's presidency. The 1990 episode, "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish," even showed just how divisive elections would become with the family split on which candidate to support. Another noteworthy prediction is the Ebola crisis in an episode in 1997. In the episode "Lisa's Sax", Marge hands a sick Bart a book to read as he gets bored at home. What is the title of the book that Marge hands? A volume called Curious George and the Ebola Virus. Aren't all these trivia just wicked?
A 1997 written episode of the Simpsons correctly predicted the name and rise of the Ebola virus pic.twitter.com/oLrtunmYBg— Simpsons Prediction (@simpsonspredict) November 9, 2016
That is not all though. It also predicted Finnish economist Bengt Holmström winning the Nobel Prize (in an episode in 2010). And in 1999, it depicted an other-worldly link between physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. In the episode titled "They Saved Lisa's Brain", Hawking raps a song called A Brief History of Rhyme, which is a wordplay on his famous book. It was pointed out by an eagle-eyed fan that Hawking's was wearing a chain around his neck that was Einstein's famous formula, E=mc2. Cut to twenty years later, when Hawking would die on the same day that Einstein was born.
Daily Mail reported that the show also prophesied the Arab Spring and the FIFA football scandal. Greece's economic crisis was also predicted on The Simpsons in the January 2013 in an episode titled "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson". Another interesting prediction it made was the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle. The 1998 episode, titled "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace", depicted Homer Simpson coming up with an approximation of a theory related to the Higgs-Boson 'God particle'.
The series also showed Siegfried and Roy's tiger attack and Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance long before they actually happened.
One of the freakiest predictions yet as not only did the Simpsons predict that Trump would be president, they also predicted the results 😧 pic.twitter.com/yNOh6jKuJL— Simpsons Prediction (@simpsonspredict) November 9, 2016
The Twitterverse was shocked at the accuracy with which the prediction was made. Many who saw the latest GoT episode were instantly reminded of how uncanny the resemblance was between the two episodes.
After every episode of #gameofthrones you get: « how the #Simpsons predicted this episode », or « there were signs of this scene early in the series ». So if I watch the Simpsons and the first episodes of #GoT, I’ll find out everything about the ending? One week left...— Morgane Guillou (@MorganeGuillouJ) May 14, 2019
Coming back to the recent GoT prediction, one has to note that the episode "The Serfsons" was aired on October 1, 2017. While the shooting for the eighth season of GoT started on October 23, 2017. The timing is near perfect and extremely coincidental. So this begs the question — do you think all this is just a very well-planned marketing gimmick?