The psychic abilities of “The Simpsons” are mind-blowing. Throughout its 32 seasons, the animated comedy series has demonstrated an uncanny capacity to forecast the future and is now being attributed with foreseeing Richard Branson’s space flight.
Fans of the long-running Fox show noticed an uncanny resemblance between a sequence from a 2014 episode and footage published Sunday showing the British billionaire floating inside his Virgin Galactic rocket.
Branson leaning back and admiring a picture while hovering atop a spaceship, was featured in the Season 25 episode “The War of Art.”
“How can The Simpsons show predict every Damn thing?” one person posted on Twitter, along with the two images.
“So the @TheSimpsons predicted yet another thing that came true. @richardbranson making his flight into space for the #Unity22 launch,” another user wrote.
Branson’s Virgin Atlantic agreed, tweeting “The Simpsons predicted it…” and a clapping hands emoji.
As one user pointed out, Branson created Virgin Galactic in 2004 with the stated goal of bringing visitors to space, “So the show wasn’t exactly being Nostradamus here.”
While this is not the most astounding forecast from the show, its cartoonists have been credited with foreseeing a number of significant events, including Donald Trump’s presidency and the coronavirus outbreak.
The Simpsons is a Fox Broadcasting Company adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. It is a satirical representation of American life, exemplified by Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Other Springfield residents include the family’s religious neighbor, Ned Flanders, family physician Dr Hibbert, Moe the bartender, and police chief Clancy Wiggum.
The long-running animated comedy is set in a fictional town called Springfield and mocks American culture, society and television, and the human condition. The show is purposefully vague in its depiction of Springfield’s location, which is in an unknown and impossible-to-determine state in the United States. Since its inception as a series, The Simpsons has won scores of honors, including 34 Primetime Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award.