But, because the longest-running sitcom in US historical past, the timeless series
usually finds itself aligning with “life imitates artwork” moments that occur years after airing.
This week, for instance, customers on social media could not assist however marvel on the newest coincidence between Vice President Kamala Harris’ outfit
through the inauguration and Lisa Simpson’s outfit in an episode from 2000.
In “Bart to the Future,” Lisa assumes the presidency and asks the now-viral
line, “As , we have inherited fairly a funds crunch from President Trump.”
Within the episode, Lisa wore a purple jacket and pearls. At Wednesday’s inauguration, Harris wore a purple jacket and pearls. With Harris serving instantly after Donald Trump’s presidency, comparisons by viewers had been readily made.
The similarities with the inauguration did not cease there for Simpsons followers. Actor Tom Hanks appeared as a bunch throughout a virtual concert
Wednesday night, which aimed to maintain with President Joe Biden’s theme of nationwide unity in a time of disaster.
In “The Simpsons Film” from 2007, Hanks in a cameo role
pitches a proposed new Grand Canyon at Springfield, the hometown of the Simpsons.
“Hiya. I am Tom Hanks. The US authorities has misplaced its credibility, so it is borrowing a few of mine,” he says.
On the finish of the scene, he says, “If you happen to’re gonna decide a authorities to belief, why not this one?”
Hypothesis over the present’s prescient talents is nothing new. Followers declare the show predicted
, amongst different situations, the Siegfried and Roy tiger attack
, good watches, “murder hornets,
” and Disney buying
twentieth Century Fox.
The present’s longevity and its exhausting of attainable sitcom eventualities have even been referenced in different comedies, together with the “South Park” episode, “The Simpsons Already Did It.”
When requested in 2016 about predicting a Donald Trump presidency so far in advance
, author Dan Greaney advised The Hollywood Reporter, “It was a warning to America.”
“And that simply appeared just like the logical final cease earlier than hitting backside. It was pitched as a result of it was according to the imaginative and prescient of America going insane,” he added.