"The Simpsons" fans have once again credited the animated TV show for its ability to predict the future, as the arrests of former US President Donald Trump and the hysteria surrounding the movie "Barbie" were both depicted in a 1994 episode of the series.
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
In the episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy," a Manhattan Criminal Court prosecutor indicts President Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records, which happened to coincide with the release of the new trailer for "Barbie" starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
The episode features a TV program hosted by Kent Brockman, where Lisa Simpson campaigns for a feminist version of the popular Barbie doll to empower young girls. In a typical twist, Brockman concludes the segment by announcing the President's arrest.
Predicting the Future
This is not the first time "The Simpsons" has been credited with predicting future events, as the series has been said to have "predicted" everything from riots at the Capitol to Kamala Harris becoming Vice President.
Fans on social media were delighted with another "accurate episode" in the series and celebrated it as the "craziest" prediction yet. "This is definitely one of those Simpsons moments for the books," said one fan. Another wrote, "Someone in the Simpsons writers room has to be a prophet because HOW."
"The Simpsons prediction about Trump’s arrest called ‘the wildest one yet’" here: https://t.co/tmx8YwBFj3
To read it on the web, tap here: https://t.co/n9XLUjDoLQ — Justin James (Santiago di Vega) (@PoeticSoul8615) April 6, 2023
"Barbie" Takes the World by Storm
Directed by Greta Gerwig, "Barbie" is already one of the most talked about films of 2023.
The movie stars Margot Robbie as the iconic children's doll and Ryan Gosling as her paramour Ken, and is set to be released in cinemas on July 21st. The supporting cast includes Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Helen Mirren, Ferrell, Connor Swindells, and Jamie Demetriou.
In conclusion, "The Simpsons" continues to captivate audiences with its uncanny ability to predict current events, and the upcoming "Barbie" film is already generating buzz and anticipation.