22 Times “The Simpsons” Bizarrely Predicted The Future

Mutant vegetables? Stolen lemon trees? Robot librarians? 9/11 disaster? It’s all happening.

1. In 1999, radiation spawned mutant tomatoes.

Season 11, Episode 5, “E-I-E-I-D’oh!” Full mutant vegetable article here.

2. In 2008, Homer’s voting machine changed his vote.

Season 20, Episode 4, “Treehouse of Horror XIX” – Full faulty machine article here.

3. In 1995, an entire lemon tree was stolen.

Season 6, Episode 24, “Lemon of Troy” – Full lemon theft article here.

4. In 1995, Lisa’s “future” fiancé could verbally communicate with his watch.

Season 6, Episode 19, “Lisa’s Wedding” – Full “Smartwatch” segment here.

5. In 1996, TV evangelists worshipped “the all-mighty dollar.”

Season 7, Episode 12, “Team Homer” – Full pope article here.

6. In 1994, horse meat was a secret ingredient.

Season 5, Episode 19, “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” – Full horse article here.

7. In 1998, Professor Fink made hamburger earmuffs.

Season 10, Episode 2, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace” – Full hamburger earmuffs article here.

8. In 1994, an Apple product wasn’t always sure what its owner was trying to say.

Season 6, Episode 8, “Lisa on Ice” – FUN FACT: “Eat up Martha” helped design the iPhone. Read about that here.

9. In 1991, Ringo took decades to respond to his fans.

“They took the time to write me, and I don’t care if it takes me another 20 years. I’m going to answer every one of them.”

Season 2, Episode 18, “Brush With Greatness” – Full Beatles article here.

10. In 1998, Springfield kids were stoked about a yard work simulator.

Season 9, Episode 12, “Bart Carny”

11. In 1995, Lisa’s “future” college librarian was a robot.

Season 6, Episode 19, “Lisa’s Wedding” – Full robot librarian article here.

12. In 1992, Herb Powell built a baby translator.

Season 3, Episode 24, “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?” – Full baby translator article here.

13. In 1995, a “future” dorm room had a Rolling Stones tour poster.

Season 6, Episode 19, “Lisa’s Wedding”

14. In 2002, before Guitar Hero existed, Mick and Keith gave Homer a Guitar Hero jacket.

Season 14, Episode 2, “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation” – Full “Guitar Hero” clip here.

15. In 1991, Homer dreamed of the Land of Chocolate during a meeting.

Season 3, Episode 11, “Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk” – See full chocolate land article here.

16. In 1996, a high-tech intercom looked exactly like what would become the first-generation iPod.

Season 8, Episode 5, “Bart After Dark” – Full iPod commercial here.

17. In 1993, Gunter and Ernst were attacked by one of their tigers.

Season 5, Episode 10, “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)” – Full article here.

18. In 1998, Homer stole used cooking grease to turn into quick cash.

Season 10, Episode 1, “Lard of the Dance” – Full grease article here.

19. In 1995, “future” phones had video capabilities.

Season 6, Episode 19, “Lisa’s Wedding” – Full iPhone FaceTime commercial here.

20. In 2009, a sign was not a cop.

Season 20, Episode 13, “Gone Maggie Gone” – More of our photos of tourists ignoring shutdown signs here.

21. In 1994, Homer did that thing.

Season 6, Episode 5, “Sideshow Bob Roberts” – Full “Wrecking Ball” music video here.

22. And in 1997, Bart predicts 9/11?


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