The 60-year-old, who was one of the first members of the original writing team, has insisted it’s more of an ‘insane coincidence’.
He told NME: “One of our writers, the guy whose episode predicted Donald Trump as president, said it best: ‘If you write 700 episodes, and you don’t predict anything, then you’re pretty bad. If you throw enough darts, you’re going to get some bullseyes’.
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“In the World Trade Center episode, there was a brochure reading $9 a day with an 11 styled up like the towers. That was in ’96, which was crazy, like this insane coincidence. But mostly it’s just educated guesses.”
He continued: “Stanley Kubrick made the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 and there’s Zoom and iPads in it – but that’s because he had futurologists helping him construct what the world might look like in 30 years time.”
Recently, Al Jean has also opened up about how The Simpsons could end.
In a chat with the Radio Times, the writer admitted that if it was up to him, the series would go straight back to where it all started and be one ‘continuous loop’.
He explained: “I mentioned that there would be an ending where the last episode, they’d be going back to the Christmas pageant from the first episode [‘Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire’] so that the whole series was a continuous loop – that’s how I would end it if I had to.”
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