There have always been conspiracy theories associated with the long-running, animated comedy The Simpsons because of its knack for airing episodes that predict future events long before they happen. In fact, “What did The Simpsons predict” is considered the most Googled question by SEMrush.
Today marks the shows 30th anniversary, with its creators celebrating the first episode released on December 17, 1989. In honor of The Simpsons and its incredible success, here are 33 times The Simpsons predict the future correctly.
1. Three-eyed fish (Season 2, Episode 4: “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish”)
Blinky is the three-eyed fish that makes an appearance during the show. Blinky’s three eyes are the result of a mutation caused by nuclear waste being released into Springfield’s fishing hole. Although this episode was released in 1990, this skit came to life when a fisherman in Argentina caught a three-eyed wolf fish in a reservoir near a nuclear plant.