Did The Simpsons Predict The Coronavirus Outbreak?

There are social media posts going that, The Simpsons predicted the global coronavirus outbreak. The posts, showing images from The Simpsons, have been shared over a thousand times on Facebook and Twitter. Most people shared this post in good humor, without checking the authenticity of the post.

Did The Simpson Predict The Coronavirus Outbreak?

Really! Did the Simpsons predict the Coronavirus spread?

The answer is a spoiler. No, the Simpsons did not predict the new coronavirus pandemic. The images refer to Episode 21 of Season 4 of the show, “Marge in Chains”. This episode, shown back in 1993, does not show or refer to Coronavirus but about the fictional disease “Osaka Flu”. Images on social media have been edited to make it look like the episode was about coronavirus.

Most of the posts feature four images. Three of them are authentic. A fourth edited image shows Springfield’s anchor Kent Brockman presenting the news in his studio. The image has been edited, adding the words “CORONA VIRUS” to the screen.

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So it was not exactly as shown by social media but still can shows how society keeps repeating it’s mistakes which appear as predictions when seen by the next generations.

“The Simpsons” has been running for over 25 years.

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Let us have a look at some characters and their probable Sun Sign Or Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Nelson Muntz: Nelson is a 12-year-old student and bully at Springfield Elementary School. He is known to have terrorized virtually every kid in Springfield at one point or another. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 21)

Homer Simpson
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Homer Simpson: Homer Jay Simpson is the bumbling husband of Marge and the father of Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson. He has held 188 different jobs in the first 400 episodes of The Simpsons.

Gemini (May 22 – June 21)

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Jessica Lovejoy: is the rebellious daughter of Reverend Lovejoy and Helen Lovejoy. She is Bart’s biggest crush and his first girlfriend as well.

Cancer (June 22 July 22)

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Milhouse Van Houten: Milhouse is Bart Simpson’s best friend in Mrs. Krabappel’s fourth-grade class at Springfield Elementary School, and is insecure, gullible, and less popular than Bart. 

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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Mayor Quimby: Quimby has long served as the mayor of the city of Springfield. He appears as a slick, opportunistic politician whose chief priorities seem to be keeping himself in office and various other forms of corruption

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Marge Simpson: Marge is the matriarch of the Simpson family. With her husband Homer, she has three children: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Marge is the moralistic force in her family and often provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family’s antics by trying to maintain order in the Simpson household. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Darcy

Darcy: Darcy is a girl that Bart Simpson once had a crush on from North Haverbrook. A cute teenage girl who was hanging out with her fancy-car-hooking-group of friends. Darcy believes Bart to be 16. They quickly begin a romantic relationship, go on dates, and she soon proposes marriage. At the courthouse, she reveals that she is pregnant.

Scorpio (October 23 November 22)

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Nikki McKenna: Nikki seems to love skateboarding, and rides a purple 70s-style skateboard. Like Bart, she seems to be a rebel, but apparently with a better reputation. Nikki also likes vampires and reading novels such as Red Moon, which is a parody of the novel New Moon novel, part of the Twilight series.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Bart Simpson: At ten years old, Bart is the eldest child and only son of Homer and Marge, and the brother of Lisa and Maggie. Bart’s most prominent and popular character traits are his mischievousness, rebelliousness, and disrespect for authority. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

Mr Burns

Mr. Burns: He is the evil, devious, greedy and wealthy owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and, by extension, Homer Simpson’s boss. He is assisted at almost all times by Smithers, his loyal and sycophantic aide, adviser, confidant, and secret admirer.

He is a stereotype of corporate America in his unquenchable desire to increase his own wealth and power, inability to remember his employees’ names (including Homer’s, despite frequent interactions—which has become a recurrent joke) and lack of concern for their safety and well-being.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

Ralph Wiggum: The son of Police Chief Wiggum, Ralph is a classmate of Lisa Simpson and an odd child noted for his frequent non-sequiturs and bizarre behavior. His lines range from nonsensical, or bizarre interpretations of a current event, to profound statements that go over people’s heads; and his behavior varies between blissfully unaware, to dim-witted, to awkwardly spontaneous, even occasionally straightforward.

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Lisa Simpson: Intelligent, passionate, and the moral center of the family, Lisa Simpson, at eight years old, is the second child of Homer and Marge, the younger sister of Bart, and the older sister of Maggie. Lisa’s high intellect and liberal political stance create a barrier between her and other children her age, therefore she is a bit of a loner and social outcast.

2 thoughts on “Did The Simpsons Predict The Coronavirus Outbreak?

  • April 3, 2020 at 9:52 pm
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    Harrell Cannon

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    • April 3, 2020 at 10:20 pm
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      Thanks, for your kind words Harrell. You made our day 🙂

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