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'The Simpsons' Forecast Disney's 20th Century Fox Deal in 1998

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By    |   Friday, 15 December 2017 09:13 AM

“The Simpsons” forecast Disney’s 20th Century Fox deal way back in 1998 when an episode of the popular animated sitcom showed a sign saying “20th Century Fox, A Division of Walt Disney Co.”

It wasn't the first time "The Simpsons" crystal-balled the future, including in 2000 when it predicted Donald Trump's presidency.

In season ten, an episode titled "When You Dish Upon A Star" sees Homer Simpson become a Hollywood insider when he befriends Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, IMDB revealed.

A series of events leads to Howard pitching a script written by Homer to 20th Century Fox which is owned by Walt Disney, according to the sign outside the company’s main building, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Almost two decades later the merger became a reality when Disney announced on Thursday its massive purchase of 21st Century Fox assets which, according to CNN, amounted to about $52.4 billion.

It was ESPN’s reporter Darren Rovell who first brought attention to “The Simpsons” prediction in a tweet on Thursday that featured an image of the cartoon sign that revealed all.

“The Simpsons” seems to have a knack of predicting the future, most notably foreseeing Trump’s win in “Bart to the Future,” NBC News reported.

That episode is set in the future, when Lisa Simpson is the president who inherited a budget crises from her predecessor, Trump.

There have been several other predictions that have come into fruition over the years including an equation that predicts the mass of the Higgs boson or “God particle,” the NSA spying scandal in which the government conducted surveillance of American internet phone records, and even the Siegfried and Roy tiger attack, Time reported.

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“The Simpsons” forecast Disney’s 20th Century Fox deal way back in 1998 when an episode of the popular animated sitcom showed a sign saying “20th Century Fox, A Division of Walt Disney Co.”
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