People Think The Simpsons Predicted Coronavirus And Tom Hanks' Self-Isolation
The long-running series is known for its eerie ability to predict the future, and now fans are saying The Simpsons Movie predicted actor Tom Hanks would be diagnosed with COVID-19.
In 2000 the series made reference to President Trump and in 1998 they predicted Disney's purchase of 20th Century Fox. The Simpsons also made references to autocorrect, smartwatches and even stumbled upon the equation predicting the mass of the Higgs boson particle.
But fans of The Simpsons are also saying the series predicted the coronavirus pandemic which is currently gripping the globe.
In the 1993 episode "Marge In Chains", juicing machines mailed from Japan are accidentally infected with a virus called the Osaka Flu which spreads through Springfield.
Photoshopped images doing the rounds show a screenshot from the 2010 episode "The Fool Monty" where the word coronavirus has been superimposed over the words "Apocalypse Meow".
One thing fans are saying the show did correctly predict was the self-isolation of Hollywood star Tom Hanks.
In the 2007 Simpsons Movie, Hanks featured in a cameo where he delivers the line, "This is Tom Hanks saying: If you see me in person, please leave me be."
The discovery comes just a day after Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson would Fhave to self-isolate after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia while Hanks was filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic.
Posting an update on Instagram, Hanks wrote, "We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?"
Hanks' son Chet also posted a public statement as an update to his parents' health saying, "They're not trippin', but they're going through the necessary health precautions obviously."
"I don't think it's anything to be too worried about. I appreciate everyone's concern and the well wishes. But I think it's all gonna be alright.'
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