The Simpsons will finally reveal how they predict the future

Anish Vij

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The Simpsons will finally reveal how they predict the future

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The episode we've all been waiting for is almost here, as The Simpsons will finally reveal how they predict the future.

Created by Matt Groening, the show has been on screens for more than three decades, having first aired on 17 December 1989, thus making it the longest-running American scripted primetime television series.

But it's now getting to the point where if the comedy series doesn't predict the future, it's more of shock.

From predicting the cost of living crisis in the UK to having Donald Trump as US president, or even the Covid pandemic, the writers quite clearly know something we don't.

Credit: 20th Television
Credit: 20th Television

Writer and producer of the show, Matt Selman, recently told Deadline that an upcoming season 34 episode will reveal all.

He said: "We have another crazy conceptual episode that explains how The Simpsons know the future.

"It’s a conceptual episode with lots of crazy stuff in it, but it does an explanation of how The Simpsons can predict the future."

As of 2020, you can check the full list of 'The Simpsons Predict' episodes below:

  • S6: E8 – 'Lisa On Ice' 
  • S6: E19 – 'Lisa's Wedding' 
  • S9: E1 – 'The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson' 
  • S9: E4 – 'Lisa's Sax' 
  • S10: E2 – 'Wizard Of Evergreen Terrace' 
  • S10: E5 – 'When You Dish Upon A Star' 
  • S11: E17 – 'Bart To The Future' 
  • S20: E4 – 'Treehouse Of Horror XIX' 
  • S21: E13 – 'Boy Meets Curl' 
  • S22: E1 – 'Elementary School Musical' 
  • S23: E22 – 'Lisa Goes Gaga' 
  • S25: E16 – 'You Don't Have To Live Like A Referee' 
  • S29: E1 – 'The Serfsons'
Credit: 20th Television
Credit: 20th Television

Speaking about how, after so long, the production team manages to keep the show so fresh, Selman said: "That’s our greatest creative challenge, to make sure that every episode is unique and distinct and has something fresh to say. Luckily the world keeps delivering things that need reflecting on in the Springfield mirror. So that’s a thank-you to the world, but also the world needs to do better. I don’t have any problem with repeating an emotional dynamic.

"There’s only so many emotional dynamics, like we have a table read where Lisa and Marge have a fight about a charity they co-founded, but Lisa and Marge have had plenty of fights before. You can’t cross off emotional family storytelling just because you’ve told those emotional family stories before. But you have to have something new to say about the outside world or a new facet of the relationship to explore that’s more specific and more interesting."

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, The Simpsons

Anish Vij
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