Thursday, 10 November 2016

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Why the Simpsons Predicted a President Trump 16 yrs ago(Season 11 Episode 17)


So how did a crazy episode of a Tv show,The Simpsons Donald Trump President 16 years ago become a reality?We all laughed at the now infamous Season 11 episode 17 show of the Simpson.Who is laughing now?America has taken that crazy prediction and made it come true at the polls.

But a point of caution though because the Bart to the future episode did not end in a happily ever after mode.Trump’s presidency caused “quite a budget crunch” that ultimately bankrupt the nation.Ouch!

But it should be noted that the billionaire business man was not predicted because of his world saving or uniting power,Show creator Matt Groening said : “Back in 2000 Trump was,
of course, the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time and that’s still true. It’s beyond satire.”
Explaining why he even had the audacity to come up with the episode 16 years ago in March 2000,writer Dan Greaney said that the episode was intended as “a warning to America.”
“That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane,” he said.Well,the insanity is here now,what puzzles me is ,if everyone is in uproars,in tears and protesting this victory,who actually voted for the man then?

This is not the first time the Simpsons will be getting a prediction eerily right, Six years ago they predicted that Bengt Holmström of MIT would win the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2016, we all know what happened next,he won. They also saw into the future with the tiger attack on Siegfried and Roy.
It didn't stop there,they also delved into the modern age with technology by helping to design the iphone,they then spookily predicted Apple watches.So perhaps when they predicted a Trump presidency,the polls sand the world should have been listening.Oh,i almost left out my favourite,they saw that the Rolling Stones would still be touring in 2016.Absolutely incredible!

Continuing in what led to the Season 11 Bart to the future episode,Greaney, who has also produced episodes of the US version of The Office, said: “The Donald Trump that we were writing about was kind of a lovable, over-the-top character and didn’t have this darkness.
“There’s nothing in the episode about walls or rounding up Mexicans or Islamophobia. You would expect that he’d build giant monuments to himself but you wouldn’t expect that the first thing would be a wall.”Hmmmm,another thing we all also did not see coming.
The president elect was mocked in several ways in the show,but now the joke is on us,the unthinkable has become a reality and we have to live with it.
Watch the Simpsons prediction Trump full episode below.












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