Did ‘The Simpsons’ predict the World Cup Final back in 1997? (vid)
“The Simpsons” has cultivated an impressive history of inexplicably predicting the future years and years before the outcomes come to fruition. Is it possible the longest-running prime-time scripted series in television history might have predicted the final match in the 2018 World Cup?
“The events of a Season 9 episode entitled ‘The Cartridge Family’ — air date: Nov. 2, 1997 — are sparked by a soccer riot, but ahead of that the Simpsons watch a television commercial advertising the game in question.
“This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on Earth: Mexico or Portugal,” the announcer says,” via The Washington Post.
As The Post’s write-up notes, plenty of things have to play out just right for “The Simpsons” to once again somehow predict the future, this time in the World Cup.
But that hasn’t stopped fans of the show who are following one of the biggest sporting events on the planet to take notice of the strange circumstances of it all (as noted by Total Pro Sports):
Let me find out the Simpson are gonna be right once again. Prediction of the 2018 World Cup final! pic.twitter.com/A7LuW32pzs
— Tony (@tonyortega771) June 17, 2018
The simpsons predicted that Mexico would make it to the World Cup final. I trust this outcome.
— (@xMmePresidentx) June 26, 2018
Mexico and Portugal fans are wondering if they're destined to reach this year's World Cup final – because of a Simpsons episode from 1997.
Here's why: https://t.co/BlsyuMRLED #bbcworldcup pic.twitter.com/BVpYNHZlNl
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 26, 2018
Those out there skeptical of how “The Simpsons” can be remarkably accurate when making such predictions needn’t look any further than the following mind-blowing act of animated clairvoyance.
The Simpson's predicted Mexico and Portugal to make it to the finals this world cup! Not saying it's true but lets remember… pic.twitter.com/MrSVFtkK5M
— IvanM (@ivanmartinez631) June 26, 2018
And here’s the video from the classic 1997 episode:
Now the world’s soccer fans are just left idling in wait-and-see mode. Never underestimate “The Simpsons,” though.