Eric BlairJanuary 21st
2021

The Simpsons writers’ soothsaying skills is already the stuff of legends.

The show has successfully ‘predicted’ a whole host of big events including Donald Trump becoming president, the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle and even Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl half time show - and now it seems like they’ve done it again. 

Well, sort of. 

This time, fans are joking that the cartoon writers in their infinite wisdom predicted that Kamala Harris would become the Vice President - and more specifically that they predicted her inauguration outfit. 

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In the episode 'Bart To The Future', which aired all the way back in 2000, Lisa becomes the first female President of the United States, which admittedly is neither here or there in terms of Vice President Harris’ appointment.

However, eagle-eyed fans have noted the remarkable similarity between the outfits worn by both Lisa and Ms Harris - a purple jacket, a necklace, and earrings.

And you have to admit, there’s more than a passing resemblance going on there! 

Sharing various side by side photos of the two, people were eager to point out the similarities.

One person joked: "@KamalaHarris hey, congrats! BTW, did you think of Lisa Simpson today? Or is this just coincidence?"

While someone else said: "Kamala Harris & Lisa Simpson Same vibe."

However, as mentioned earlier, there’s no denying that show did predict that Donald Trump would become President of the US.

During the same episode, President Lisa quips: "We've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump."

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Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, one of the show's writers, Dan Greaney, said it was included as a warning.

He told the publication: "It was a warning to America. That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane."

Matt Groening told The Guardian: "We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 - but [Trump] was of course the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that's still true. It's beyond satire." 

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