Fans have been tweeting that The Simpsons may have predicted the outbreak of coronavirus in the 1993 episode ‘Marge in Chains’ – but some have pointed out that not all is as it seems.
The Simpsons has an eerily accurate habit of predicting the future.
In 2000 the episode ‘Bart to the Future’ referenced the presidency of Donald Trump – 16 years before he took office – and its writers have also been credited with foreseeing many other events including the horse meat scandal, the design of the shard, and Disney purchasing 21st Century Fox.
And now fans think the show predicted the outbreak of the coronavirus in just its fourth season during ‘Marge in Chains’ which was released way back in 1993.
During the episode, a worker in Japan is shown to say ‘please don’t tell the supervisor I have the flu’, before coughing into a box addressed to Homer.