Mystic Simpsons strike again! | Another prediction comes true © Fox

Mystic Simpsons strike again!

Another prediction comes true

comedy The Simpsons have predicted yet another world event.

Writers on the animated series foresaw the takeover of Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corporation by Disney almost a full decade ago.

The £50billion deal was confirmed yesterday – but The Simpsons predicted it in 1998.

In the episode When You Dish Upon A Star, the fifth in season ten, which features Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Ron Howard filming in Springfield.

The plot has Howard steal Homer's screenplay for a movie about a 'killer robot driving instructor that travels back in time for some reason' and his sidekick, a talking pie.

When he pitches it to Fox, a sign saying 'A Division Of Walt Disney Co' is seen on a sign in front of the building.

The prediction was pointed out by the Twitter account @Simpsons_tweets

Other prediction made by the show that subsequently came true include the idea that Donald Trump would be president; a Siegfried and Roy tiger attack and the horsemeat scandal.

Published: 15 Dec 2017

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