In the last year or so , we have seen several articles on the internet showing how the Simpsons were an iconic cartoon with the gift of prediction having predicted a number of events the most famous being the presidency of Donald Trump. Well now the cartoon makers have come out with the revelation showing how such predictions were made.

The sitcom did not have any hand in any scenario

The sitcom did not have any hand in any scenario

Ok the truth is that the sitcom never really had a hand in the scenarios that unfolded outside of our TV screens, yet they managed to predict some of them in accurate ways that made it spooky like. Now the show writers have revealed exactly how they managed to predict the future and it isn’t much of a conspiracy you thought.

It was pure coincidence, assumption and guesswork

It was pure coincidence, assumption and guesswork

Speaking in an interview, the show writer Stephanie Gillis explained how it was always customary to look to the future and take guesses at what might happen and what could be possible outcomes of world events. She said “We are sort of futurologists in that we write 10 months ahead, so we’re trying to guess what is going to happen.”

They took chances hoping things would come true

They took chances hoping things would come true

This made their chances more likely to strike it big with the jackpot of predictions actually coming true some of the time if not always. This was especially so when they consulted things that had already occurred which influenced the decisions. One biggest example was the Trump presidency. One of the show writers Al Jean explained that they were actually on the lookout for a celebrity who looked funny who could have been president way back in 2000. Even at the time Trump also said that he might consider running for president.

If you make enough predictions, one of them may come true

If you make enough predictions, one of them may come true

The writer who has been with the Simpsons since the beginning of the show in 1989 said “If you make enough predictions then 10 per cent will turn out to be right.” He also explained that one episode had aired much before 9/11 took place but that gave conspiracy theorists a field day in their own assumptions. Jean said that was a total but massive coincidence.

9/11 wasn’t a conspiracy in the Simpsons, it was pure coincidence

9/11 wasn’t a conspiracy in the Simpsons, it was pure coincidence

In that episode the family are on their way to New York City to purchase a guide book that had the words 9 dollars on it next to a picture of the twin towers. That made the entire frame looks like it had something to do with the incident of terror attacks of 9/11. Jean said, however, it was only a coincidence. Disney takeover of Fox Studios and the legalization of marijuana in Canada.

The Simpson’s screenwriters have confessed but they should definitely now start adding the title of “Fortune Teller’ on their Resumes because it is very impressive what they have done.