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‘The Simpsons’ May Have ‘Predicted’ Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

The Simpsons has apparently 'predicted' Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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The Simpsons, which has previously foreshadowed the death of Prince Philip and the petrol shortage, has apparently ‘predicted’ Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Fans of the animated cartoon have taken to Twitter and pointed out that there’s an episode from 1998, titled ‘Simpson Tide,’ in which there are some similarities to current events.

In the episode, Homer Simpson accidentally fires off a submarine captain into Russian water, which brings back the Soviet Union, who send troops and tanks out to the streets.

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Sharing a clip of the scene on social media, user Pradeep Kumar K tweeted: “I think The #Simpsons predicted the Crisis of #Ukraine and #Russia way before only #UkraineConflict #UkraineRussia.”

His post has accumulated a ton of comments, with many remarking on how ‘mad’ it is that the animated cartoon keeps on making these ‘predictions’.

In response, one said: “This is simply mad how much The Simpsons predict and they actually happened.”

However, another disagreed, writing: “This has nothing to do with the Ukraine crisis. Frankly, The Simpsons haven’t predicted much of anything.”

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The similarities between the current situation and The Simpsons has actually been addressed by the programme’s showrunner, Al Jean.

Taking to Twitter, he remarked: “Very sad to say this was not hard to predict.”

After making the statement, the showrunner chatted to the Hollywood Reporter and explained how he ‘just figured things were going to go bad’.

Jean told the publication: “I hate to say it, but I was born in 1961, so 30 years of my life were lived with the spectre of the Soviet Union.

“So, to me, this is sadly more the norm than it is a prediction. We just figured things were going to go bad.”

He continued: “Historical aggression never really goes away, and you have to be super vigilant. In 1998, when this clip aired, it was maybe the zenith of US – Russia relations.

“But, ever since [Russian President Vladimir] Putin got in, almost everybody has made it clear that he’s a bad guy and bad things are going to happen.”

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