Scenes from Inauguration Day 2021
Kamala Harris lauds ‘American aspiration’ at inauguration night concert
Vice President Kamala Harris blazed three trails with swearing-in
Kamala Harris switches to all-black outfit for inauguration concert
The cartoon oracles have struck again.
Months after receiving props for predicting the Trump presidency, the same episode of “The Simpsons” is now being credited for foreseeing another momentous political event: Kamala Harris becoming Vice President.
Fans have invoked the 2000 episode of the prescient comedy series, “Bart To The Future,” in which Lisa Simpson becomes the first female President of the United States. This connection may seem rather tenuous on its face (as it’s not even the same position), but Lisa did sport exact same purple ensemble that Harris rocked during the inauguration Wednesday, including the pearl necklace and earrings.
“Kamala Harris really is Lisa Simpson and I’m all for it,” gushed one “Simpsons” fan on Twitter alongside a composite of VP Harris and her cartoon doppelganger.
Another wrote, “#KamalaHarris reminds me with Lisa Simpson… almost same outfit,”
The resemblance was so uncanny that some thought the VP might’ve stole from the show.
“How do we know that Kamala Harris didn’t just copy The Simpsons?” joked Jose from Brooklyn.
This political prophecy might just be a coincidence, however, one event that the Matt Groening creation most certainly did foresee was the presidency of Donald Trump.
In the same episode, President Lisa remarks, “We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.”
Speaking about the prophetic installment with the Guardian, Groening remarked: “We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 — but [Trump] was of course the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that’s still true. It’s beyond satire.”
It’s become something of a tradition for “The Simpsons” to “predict” momentous events. In the past, they’ve been credited for foretelling everything from the Capitol riot to the “Game Of Thrones” finale to the coronavirus pandemic.
Share this article:
Source: Read Full Article