Social media is rife with claims the writers of ‘The Simpsons’ have as soon as once more predicted the political future, this time with a suspiciously far-sighted storyline of Donald Trump trying to buy Greenland. But, is it true?
Fans proudly boast about this system’s spooky potential to predict the longer term, notably forecasting Trump’s presidency, the Obama voting machine controversy, and the Syrian opposition flag. But as any Simpsons viewer (or common human) will let you know, remembering each storyline within the present’s 662 episode historical past is nigh not possible.
So when rumors begin swirling that Matt Groening and gang have achieved it once more, this time with an astoundingly prescient storyline of Trump suspending his state go to to Denmark after the prime minister refused to focus on promoting Greenland to the United States, you pause for thought.
The first port of name for anybody delving into the Simpsons’ catalogue is the ‘dictionary’ devoted to the present, Frinkiac, which reveals that on this event claims of the present precisely nailing the Greenland incident are merely #FakeNews.
While Mr Burns has contemplated shopping for your entire island of Cuba and the Simpsons have themselves visited scores of nations, there has not (to date) been an episode linking Trump to an tried buy of Greenland.
The unusual need to in some way underpin Trump’s newest diplomatic gaffe with a Simpsons storyline most likely stems from the present’s earlier success stories, a lot lauded by Simpsons followers and the president’s critics alike – even Rachel Maddow was fast to get in on the act and gas the rumor.