‘The Simpsons’ Prince Philip Death Prediction Explained

The Simpsons apparently predicted the death of Prince Philip in its ‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ episode.
Credit: The Royal Family via YouTube & Disney

The Simpsons apparently predicted the death of Prince Philip in its ‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ episode.

In Season 7 of the show, Maggie Simpson turns her head around to tell Bart and Lisa that ‘Prince Phillip will die on April 9, 2021’. 

The line had nothing to do with the wider plot of the episode which was in fact about a head lice breakout. 

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The Simpsons allegedly predicted Prince Philip’s death Credit: Disney

The Simpsons Prince Philip’s Death Explained

Prince Philip died on April 9 following a period of deteriorating health.

The Royal Family announced the news saying: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history and his passing has touched hearts across the globe. 

The Simpsons Fans’ Reaction

Fans of The Simpsons quickly became curious as to whether the show predicted the Prince’s death. 

It isn’t the first time that the animated sitcom has predicted things that have come true. Prince Philip’s death is just one of the latest controversial predictions that everyone is talking about. 

Simpsons’ predictions have been debunked in the past, but so far the Prince Philip Simpsons prediction is still a hot topic with many talking about the spooky scene. 

‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ is the episode that sparked the rumours, but when did it air, and can we even watch it today?

When Did The Simpsons Prince Philip Episode Air? 

If you’re hoping to watch the eerie scene for yourself, the bad news is that the short Simpsons Prince Philip scene has apparently since been removed. 

While the original episode aired in 1995, the most recent version is said to have cut out the scene. 

Even if we can’t view it, the prediction wouldn’t come as a surprise as the show has made many comments about things that eventually came true.

Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator, is yet to confirm whether the prediction was included in the original episode. 

The Simpsons fans have taken to fan sites to look at what the Simpsons’ characters said in the scenes.

Some of The Simpsons‘ Predictions That Were Right 

The Simpsons have accurately made many correct predictions including the release of smartwatches, Trump’s presidency, and even Lady Gaga’s Superbowl performance. 

So, while we can’t access the original line of the episode predicting the Prince’s death, we can acknowledge some of the predictions that mysteriously came true. 

The Simpsons predicted Lady Gaga’s Superbowl performance. Credit: Disney

The Simpsons Predictions 2021

There are no concrete predictions for the year 2021 (phew) so we’ll sit tight and wait for upcoming episodes to air. 

When did The Simpsons predict the end of the world? 

The ‘Doomsday’ (Season 16) episode set in a post-apocalyptic Springfield doesn’t explicitly say the world will end on January 20 but shows some scenes pointing towards it. Aired in 2006, we’re yet to see what will come of the prediction. 

What is the scariest episode of The Simpsons

‘Treehouse of Horror’ is known as the freakiest episode of the animated sitcom. While the episode doesn’t contain any eerie predictions about the future, there are many scenes that are sure to leave a chill down the spine!

How many times has The Simpsons predicted the future? 

According to fans, twenty predictions have come true so far. But there are things The Simpsons predicted that have been totally wrong too!

What are The Simpsons predictions that haven’t happened yet? 

An episode that aired in 2005 predicted hover cars after Professor Frink invents them. Another episode also shows Homer enjoying virtual reality food and of course, there’s an episode about the colonisation of Mars too. 

How many seasons are in The Simpsons?

There are 32 seasons altogether in the show, which in total is around 12 and a half hours of viewing time!

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.