Fans say The Simpsons predicted the ‘very sad’ Russia-Ukraine conflict in 1998


Many social media users claim that The Simpsons predicted RussiaUkraine The conflict returned in March 1998.

One of the episodes of the show shows Soviet Union didn’t really break up.

An episode called “Simpson Tide”, which aired more than three decades ago, showed Homer Simpson participating United States Navy and accidentally fired a sub-captain of a ship that entered Russian waters.

It was later revealed that the Soviet Union had never really disintegrated as troops and tanks flooded the streets, followed by a revived Berlin Wall. The episode also brings Lenin back to life. The Prime Minister of the Soviet Union steps out of his glass coffin in the episode and says, “We have to crush capitalism.”

The episode aired when Boris Yeltsin was the president of Russia.

In the most recent update from Ukraine, explosions were heard in Kiev in the early hours of Friday (February 25), with a Ukrainian official saying the “attack” on the capital had ” continue” by cruise or ballistic missiles.

Moreover, the Ukrainian military says Russia has moved more than 60 combat battalions across the border – each battalion has about 700-900 troops.

A view showing the site of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service damaged by shelling in the Kyiv region, Ukraine


The Simpsons clip, which is going viral on the internet, has gone unnoticed by Al Jean, the host of the series.

I said The Hollywood Reporter that The Simpsons’ The long history of “predicting” such events is “sadly more normative than predictive”.

“In terms of prediction, we have two categories: the mediocre, like Don Mattingly having trouble with his hair. Homer at the Bat. And then there are predictions like this,” says Jean. “I hate to say it, but I was born in 1961, so 30 years of my life I have lived with the specter of the Soviet Union.”

“So for me, this is sadly the norm rather than the prediction. We just thought things were going to get worse.”

Jean added: “Historical aggression never really goes away, and you have to be extra vigilant. “In 1998, when this clip was broadcast, it was probably the peak of Russian-American relations. But, since then [Russian president Vladimir] Putin has stepped in, most people have made it clear that he is the bad guy and bad things are about to happen.”

“There’s a kind of prediction where we reference something that’s happened, happens again – we hope it won’t, but sadly, it does.”

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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/simpsons-prediction-russia-ukraine-invasion-b2022990.html Fans say The Simpsons predicted the ‘very sad’ Russia-Ukraine conflict in 1998

Tom Vazquez

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