The producers of The Simpsons have pointed out that the animated series once again seems to predict the future, following Donald Trump’s announcement that he will run for president of the United States in 2024.
l Jean shared a screenshot of the episode from 2015, which features Homer Simpson in flight and a sign in the back that says “Trump 2024”.
It comes as the former US president said on Tuesday he will officially launch his third campaign for the White House.
The writers of The Simpsons were previously known for predicting real-world events, hinting in 2000 that Trump would one day become president.
The episode, titled Bart To The Future, shows Lisa Simpson as president telling her advisers “as you know, we inherited a sizable budget cut from President Trump.” .
Mr Jean previously told the PA news agency that there were “two types of Simpsons predictions” and that Trump’s prediction was a “crazy coincidence”.
His comments came earlier this year, after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, when show bosses commissioned a special Simpsons cartoon to show solidarity with the country.
A similar scenario to the events in Ukraine was also described in one episode.
The 1998 episode, titled Simpson Tide, joked that the Soviet Union was never really dissolved as troops and tanks flooded the streets and the Berlin Wall was revived.
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Mr Jean told the PA news agency he was “sad that this has come true, but not surprised”.
“It is said that there are two types of Simpsons predictions,” he said.
“There are crazy coincidences like Trump, then there are things like this that I’m really sad when it comes true, but not surprised.”
“You can see this going on for a long time…so I think you just have to be extra cautious in defending freedom.”
American cartoons have featured many famous faces over the years, including former prime minister Sir Tony Blair, Sir Paul McCartney and more recently singer Billie Eilish.
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