'The Simpsons' Predicted Coronavirus — and the Murder Hornets
Published May 06, 2020Is it even a surprise anymore to discover that, no matter how absurd life gets, The Simpsons did it first? Weeks after Disney+ leaned into the show's supernatural powers by launching a playlist of some of its eeriest predictions come true, another prescient clip has surfaced that bears a shocking resemblance to present-day happenings.
This latest clip, posted to Twitter by comedian Eddie Dougrou, comes from 1993 episode "Marge in Chains," where the citizens of Springfield fall ill following an outbreak of a flu from Japan. The townsfolk riot outside a doctor's office where they are informed that the best way to combat the flu is to stay home, at which point they knock over a truck and unleash a swarm of killer bees.
Not only are there plenty of parallels between the events of the episode and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but this clip surfaces mere days after a New York Times article about the Asian giant hornet — a.k.a. "murder hornets" — that have recently been spotted for the first time in North America.
Watch the spooky clip below. What Simpsons episode will manifest IRL next?
Shit the simpsons really did predict 2020 pic.twitter.com/dadM5jvLrB— Eddie D'ohgrou (@didgeridougrou) May 6, 2020